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Oct 20

Half Way to Earth Day and Campus Sustainability Day Events

Published in 2014

Halfway to Earth Day is another chance to celebrate our planet! The halfway mark falls on Wednesday, October 22 and this year we have a number of activities planned. We’ll kick off the event at 11am with the local farmer’s market, which will be stationed at Lakeside until 2 pm. While you peruse, you’ll also be able to listen to some great music from Eric Armburst, Allison Pasiuk, and Luke Barnard. The festivities will resume later that evening with a showing of the documentary Bitter Seeds, a film that strives to explore the problems with Monsanto and farmers in third world countries. We’ll begin the showing at 7pm in room 115 of Bensen Hall. Finally, we’ll cap off our celebration on Thursday with a cooking workshop by Trevor Smith, an experienced cook from Concordia Language Villages, in the AIRC at 4 pm

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Sep 8

Where can I get my orange bike?

Published in 2014

Those orange bikes you are seeing all around campus are called Nice Ride bikes. There are 100 out in the community and 100 here on campus for students to use- check one out today! Here are the steps:

1. Visit and click Rent a Bike. Choose the location where you’d like to start your rental. Note the hours for each location- you might chose the Tourist Information Center if you wanted to get an early start or the BSU Boathouse if you want to go out after work. The coupon works for all locations. 
2. Choose one of the bikes (they’re all the same style but some might already by reserved for some dates) and then fill out the Pick up and Drop Off times.  

3. Provide your contact information- remember your password so you don’t have to enter this information next time. 

4. Read, check and sign the rental agreement. 

5. Add Credit Card- in order to make a reservation, even for a free rental, we need a valid credit card on file. 

6. Enter the code
 BJIRIDES (case sensitive) and click Apply Coupon. Your amount due should drop by $12, and if you reserved for 2 hours, you amount due will be $0!
7. Finish your reservation by clicking the Submit Payment or Secure Rental button. 

8. Go to your chosen location and tell them your name when you are ready to pick up your bike- and have a great time!

If you would also like to rent a bike for the semester, there will be a booth at the Beaver Organization Bash for those of you who would like to do so. The cost is $40.00- a steal!

See you on the trails!

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact Melinda at


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"Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the Earth is our Mother? What befalls the Earth befalls all the sons of the Earth."
~ Chief Seattle in a letter to President Franklin Pierce, 1852