Friday, September 26, 2008

EDF Film Contest

The Environmental Defense Action Fund (EDAF) is sponsoring a film contest about how a carbon cap will solve America's oil addiction in a clear, brief, convincing and memorable way. I know you're all probably crazy busy with a million projects, but i thought it might be something you'd want to know about (and did I mention the $10,000 prize?) The details are listed below. Hope you find this useful!


EDAF launched a video/graphic competition, with a $10,000 prize!!!

We are asking people to help us convey how a carbon cap will solve America's oil addiction in a clear, brief, convincing and memorable way.

We are hoping that you can spread this to your friends, networks, blogs, etc...

Below, please find an email to send around in addition to the press release, should you want to use that instead... To view the competition page, please go to:

Thanks so much, and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!


Emily Diamond-Falk
Environmental Defense Fund
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20009-5739
Phone: 202-572-3365
Fax: (202)234-6049
Cell: 202-841-8605

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Deadline approaching! Grants for green projects on campus

Have a great idea for a project to make AU sustainable? Want to take things into your own hands? Want to add something great to your resume while you do it?

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program awards fellowship grants to undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to reducing their campus carbon footprint. Projects that will be considered will include: greenhouse gas inventories, climate action plans, energy conservation and efficiency, habitat restoration, convening climate action gatherings, and more.

Grant awards:
Up to $2000 for Undergraduate Students
Up to $5000 for Graduate Students

Fall deadlines:
October 1, 2008
November 14, 2008

Visit for details about the Campus Ecology Fellowship program and contact Eco-Sense or Althea at with ideas.

World Watch Magazine - Population Forum

To launch their fall issue on population issues, World Watch magazine is putting on a great environmental justice program about population that you can attend or watch online on Tuesday, September 30, from 3-5:00. You can also submit questions to the panel. Visit [] to get details, find out how to watch online, or RSVP to attend.

"Until recently, demographic issues such as population growth, age structures, and youth bulges did not generate much interest among environmental audiences. World Watch magazine’s September/October 2008 issue, Population Forum, is one sign that this is changing. Contributions highlight how population issues affect environmental degradation and climate change, as well as poverty, security, and the well-being of women and children." -WWM

Monday, September 15, 2008

Eco-Sense Goes to the Movies! - FLOW

Join Eco-Sense for the opening of FLOW, Irena Salina's critically acclaimed, award winning documentary about the world water crisis. Learn about politics, privatization, pollution, and how you can get involved in the preservation of this human right!

You can meet us on Friday at the E Street Cinema for a 7:40 PM show or travel with Eco-Sense and get discounted tickets. We'll be meeting at 6:20 at the south side shuttle stop.

Social activism art show

Katzen Art Center is currently showcasing a free exhibit called Close Encounters: Facing the Future. It features some great artwork highlighting social issues, including climate change! Click the title of this post for more information. The show runs through October 26.

DCYEA Semester Kick Off!

The DC Youth Environmental Alliance will be kicking off its second year of activism at AU this weekend! Join us Saturday (9/20) in MGC 247 from 2:00 to 5:00 (or whenever you can be there) to network with students and young people from across DC, discuss DCYEA’s new political initiative, community service opportunities, Power Vote, the DC Green Festival, and more. Plus, show your support for the host group, Eco-Sense!

Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility!

This Wednesday, September 17, at 7 PM in the SIS Lounge, HP and the World Wildlife Fund will give a short presentation and lead a discussion about climate change, sustainability, and corporate responsibility as part of their nation-wide Climate Change Roadshow. This event should be fascinating for everyone interested in global warming and the environmental impact of development (and who isn't?), so bring your friends and come on out!

Eco-Certifier Workshop

Welcome back to Eco-Sense, everyone!

Eco-Sense provides AU staff with trainings in sustainable purchasing and office behavior as part of their Office Eco-Certification Program. In place of a general meeting this week, Eco-Sense will host a workshop for students interested in helping train campus staff to operate a green office.

Join us Thursday, September 18 at 8:30 PM in MGC 247 for a mock training that will prepare you to join Eco-Sense in meeting the huge demand for trainings in offices across campus this semester. Whether you want to give trainings with Eco-Sense in the future, or just to learn about how to reduce your carbon footprint in an office or your dorm room, this training is perfect for all levels of involvement!