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Students for Global Sustainability past events
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Environmental Film Series 2008 - Click for more information
November :Shopping Green @MIT! We brought in the head chef, Will Gilson, at Garden at the Cellar and MIT Residential Dining Manager, Marietta Buck, and enjoy Bon Appetit's apple crisps while talking about eating sustainabily!
Leading Green @MIT! Students were joined by staff and student sustainability leaders on campus We'll be bringing in lots of leaders from both the student and staff community to facilitate.
Zero Waste Party We held this popular event again and combined it with a poster showcase!
April 26: MIT Earth Week
MIT celebrated Earth Day all week! There was a series of lectures and workshops, research exhibitions, tours of MIT's greenery and environmental projects, and a recycling drive. Highlights included the EcoExpo showcase of new projects tackling climate and energy impacts on the MIT campus, and the annual Earth Day Fair at the Stata Center. Check out pics here.
April 25: EcoExpo Eco Expo provided a forum for undergraduate and graduate students involved in sustainability at MIT to showcase their efforts to the greater community. We brought the scope and ingenuity of student-led sustainability initiatives to the attention of the greater MIT audience as well as the local community. Eco Expo featured posters and displays from nearly 30 groups from across campus including Biodiesel@MIT, this year's winner of the MtvU/GE Eco-Imagination Challenge; groups from the MIT Generator; and teams from Sloan's new Sustainability Laboratory. We sought to convey the incredible energy and enthusiasm currently surrounding sustainability at MIT and inspire new ideas, new connections, and a strengthened campus commitment to sustainability. Eco Expo wiki page
January (IAP): Environmental Film Festival
SfGS co-organized a series of environmental film screenings together with several other campus groups/departments. We screened 17 films, including The Inconvenient Truth, and enjoyed turnouts of 30-80 people per night.
September 17: Graduate Student Volunteer Day at The Food Project
SfGS hosted a group during GSV day Graduate Student Volunteer Day at the Food Project. The Food Project operates several organic farms in the Boston area, with the goal of teaching sustainable agriculture and providing leadership roles for underprivileged youths. Cultivated food is given to local shelters, or sold at farmers markets. This volunteer day, SfGS helped to weed the Roxbury farm, while learning more about the principles behind The Food Project.
October 6: Sustainability Speaker Series
SfGS welcomed back MIT DUSP alum Ian Finlayson to talk about his job as Manager of the Massachusetts State Sustainability Program.
April 21: Zero-Waste Party
April 27: Earth Day 2006
SfGS helped organize Earth Day festivities at the Stata Center. We invited and coordinated some of the exhibitors, and helped to operate a bicycle repair booth.