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Sep 14

It's been a while...


Published in 2011

The office has been super busy, we haven’t been able to blog in a while. There are so many things going on!

Tonight (September 14th, 2011) in the AIRC (American Indian Resource Center) starting at 7pm, there will be a presentation on Solar Energy. Jason Edens, founder of RREAL (Rural Renewable Energy Alliance) and Pat Welle, BSU professor in Economics and Environmental Studies, will be talking about the benefits of solar energy and the harms of fossil fuels.  This will be a great discussion!

3 employees in the Sustainability Office just finished a beautiful shed for the campus garden! If you haven’t seen the garden yet, go check it out!

The FreeStore is always in high demand! So there’s always work to be done on that.

The Sustainability Office was recently apart of some great community events as well. We had a booth at the Community Appreciation day and at the Women’s Expo. Those we both great opportunities for us to get the message out about Sustainabilty!

Last, but not least, we have another Traditional Skills Workshop planned! On Sept. 29th at 7pm in the Sustainability Office, you will have the opportunity to learn how to preserve your food. Everything from canning to drying to freezing your food will be discussed! This event is free for students and $7 for everyone else. Hope you can make it!

That’s all for now. Stop on in, there’s always something going on!

Hannah Hutchins

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Sep 14

Are Bikes taking over the world?


Published in 2011

I was given this article by a fellow bike-lover and I wanted to share it with everyone.

http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2011/09/13/bikes-boom-in-minneapolis-but-remain-a-political-target/

Enjoy and be inspired!

Hannah Hutchins

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"We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy -sun, wind and tide. ... I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
~ Thomas Edison to Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone (1931)