Thursday, October 4, 2007

Upcoming EVENTS

1. Eco-Sense BANNER MAKING!!!!
Help us make the HUGE banner with this year's slogan (RE-INVENT AU reduce, reuse, rebuild) all day Friday in the big open space above the Fitness Center/next to campus store. Email with the subject line: BANNER MAKING to get more info. Just stop by and add your finger print if you don't have time ; )

2. AU's Transportation Fair
Learn about all of AU's transportation options, how to commute faster, etc.
When: October 5th 10-2pm
Where: Mary Graydon, Tavern level

3. DC Green Festival
Green businesses, environmental groups, lecturers, and organic restaurants will be there to party and exchange ideas about the expanding green economy.
-Sign up to volunteer on and get in for free!
-Volunteer with CCAN by emailing and get in for free!

When: Saturday, October 6, 10AM - 8PM AND Sunday, October 7, 11AM - 6PM
Where: DC Convention Center
*Post on the blog or on Eco-Sense's facebook group to find others who are going. An "official" time to meet at the shuttle stop will be decided SOON.

Hang out in Davenport lounge, listen to live (acoustic) music, and talk about what climate change and sustainability means to you. Also help promote the national Unplug America campaign ( organized by the Indigenous Environmental Network since 1992.
When: Monday Oct. 8, 9PM
Where: Davenport Lounge, SIS (American University)
Contact Mackenzie about getting involved to play, promote, or plan:

Huge quad event launching Eco-sense's campaign and promoting Power Shift, the first EVER national youth conference (including 2 day job fair) on climate change.
Quad event includes tie-dye (bring old clothes), frisbee and soccer!!
When: Tuesday Oct. 9, 11-2PM *CONFIRMED woo*
Where: THE QUAD!

When: 10/9 7pm
Where: American University Wechsler Theater
What: Rhett Turner (filmmaker) is speaking about his award-winning film "Pollinators in Peril"
*Admission is FREE

7. Tree-Planting with Casey Trees Foundation
When: Thurs 10/11 8:45-11am
Where: Horace Mann Elementary School (Tenleytown)
What: Casey Tree Foundation is donating seven trees to be planted around the Mann playgrounds (and one near the trailer), so that students and the community will have better shade in the future.

8. BREAK THROUGH: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility
What: Public lecture by the "Bad Boys of Environmentalism" - BREAK THROUGH authors Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger
When: Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m.
Where: Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
For more information:
Cost: Free and open to the public
*Email (AU) for more details / make plans to go together

9. Solar DECATHLON 2007
The solar village houses and educational exhibits will be open to the
public daily from Friday, October 12 through Saturday, October 20,
except that the houses will be closed for competition purposes on
Wednesday, October 17. The solar village will be constructed between
10th Street and 14th street, and between Madison Drive and Jefferson
Drive on the Mall.
*For further information, please see the website at*
[sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's
Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)
and partners to
promote the development and adoption of solar power and energy
efficiency in buildings. 20 teams of university students will erect
solar-powered homes that they have designed and constructed to create a
solar village on the Mall

10. Dalai Lama will be making a free and public address on the west lawn of the Capitol on October 17th at 2:30PM. He will be receiving the Congressional Gold Medal from Speaker Pelosi, Congressional leadership and the U.S. President in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda at 1:00. This will be simulcast on a jumbotron onto the West Lawn of the Capitol. From 11:00 – 1:00, Tibetan dance, opera and song troupes from all over America, will be performing and many of the highest lamas and Rimpoches from around the world will be attending. Picnic anyone?

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