Hey Clubbies!

We’re very sorry to announce that the MRF tour that was scheduled for this Tuesday has been postponed. We’re having issues working out the transit/ timing of it all. Never fear, though- WE WILL GO.
…just not this Tuesday.
{spread the word, please}

Thanks for your enthusiasm and understanding!
See you at our meeting this Wednesday at 6:00!



Let’s get it started!

Here’s what’s going on that you need to know:
1. Meet & Greet!
The annual Ecology Club Meet and Greet is next Tuesday the 24th from 5 to 6:30 pmin the Ecology Building. There will be free food so come out and meet and greet some awesome new (and old) eco clubbers. If you have a conflict try to make it at some point!
2. First Meeting Doodle!
We need to figure out the best time to meet! We’ve set up a Doodle poll to see when people have the most availability. This doodle will be in regards to the first meeting, to be held the week of August 30. At the first meeting we will discuss time for the rest of our meetings. Please fill out the poll, it only takes a second! Go to this link. Make sure to bring your calendars/ syllabi to the first meeting so we can organize our big events around your big tests.
3. Sustainability is Sexy 2011!
If you are interested in being a model or caption writer for Sustainability is Sexy 2011 please send us an email to let us know and we will send out an email detailing the guidelines for the upcoming year.
4. Back to School Potluck!
PLACE, AUFC, UGArden, and the UGA Office of Sustainability will be hosting a Back-to-School Local Food Potluck on Sunday, August 22nd from 6:00-8:00pm on UGA’s Herty Field.  This event is free and open to everyone.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish made with some locally-grown ingredients and bring the recipe!
It’s going to be a fantastic year, clubbies!! Cheers!
Kelly and Georgia

Spring Retreat Details

Ecolclub: Here’s some last-minute details and reminder for this weekend:

  • Carpools are meeting at 5:30pm from the Green St./AF ROTC parking lot. Georgia is leading – her cell is 706-206-0421.
  • The group bike ride is leaving from the front of Ecology at 5:00pm. Mark is leading – his cell is 678-787-8597.
  • It will be warm during the day and cold at night. Bring warm clothes. We may run a hash = running gear.
  • Many folks will be sleeping out. Bring a tent if you wish. Everyone needs a sleeping bag and a flashlight.
  • Drinks and other activities will be provided – bring cash money and your own goblet if you plan on partaking.
    • Solo cups are not allowed on the property (Mark’s rule)
  • Please bring either a snack to share or a few dollars to pitch in the community food pile.
    • Georgia’s car will stop at the grocery store on the way for snackies.
  • Food will be mostly vegan.
  • Bring musical instruments and games!


See you there!


Love Mark and Georgia

Upcoming Goodies!

Ecology Clubbies,

There is no meeting this week – it’s another midterm week and most of us are still recovering from our Spring Break adventure. In fact, just wait for us to call the next meeting – we have a lot of fun events coming up and not much need for boring ol’ meetings. 🙂

Spring Retreat 2010: Odum Cabin at Spring Hollow in Ila, March 26-28. Directions from campus – travel time 20-30 minutes.

Carpools will be meeting in the Ecology-Green St. parking lot at 5:30pm Friday the 26th and will return to campus Sunday the 28th early afternoon. If you’d like to catch a ride, email us within the week.
Group bike ride will leave from the Ecology bldg. at 5pm Friday the 26th. Our bike route – roughly 20 miles, will take 1-2 hours. Beginners welcome (there will be groups going different speeds) but helmet required.
Ecology Club will pay for food, but be prepared to pitch your driver a few bucks for gas. If you would like to partake in beverages, bring $5 and your own cup.
You will need a flashlight/headlamp, hiking shoes, sleeping bag (tent if you’d like to camp but there’s plenty of room in the cabin), and any instruments/games you have.

Awesome Weekend v.2010: Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA and Tennessee Aquarium, April 16-18. Our trip map. Last year’s photos.

Carpools will leave the Ecology-Green St. parking lot at 4pm Friday the 16th and will return to campus Sunday the 18th early evening. Email us if you want to carpool.

We will camp at Pigeon Mtn. Friday and Saturday nights and spend Saturday hiking, rock climbing, herping, and caving.

We will leave Pigeon Mtn Sunday morning and drive to Chattanooga, TN (one hour north) for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Tennessee Aquarium.
Ecology Club will pay for food, but you must split gas with your driver (a.k.a. we need full carpools).
You will need full camping regalia: flashlight/headlamp, tent/sleeping bag, hiking shoes/clothes, and shirt/long pants that can be destroyed by Petty John’s Cave. (evil laughter). Durso, Todd, and Mark will try their best to not lose anyone further than one mile underground.

PLEASE RESPOND ASAP: We need a headcount to secure the Aquarium tour. If you plan on joining us, we need to know within the week! Feel free to join us just Sunday if you can’t make the rest of the weekend.

 Always lovin’,

Mark and Georgia

p.s. Our very own Andrew Durso will be joining us from the frigid, herp-barren cornfields of Illinois! Yay!

In case you’re interested…

Studies Abroad in the South Pacific
Programs to Antarctica, Australia, Fiji, India, New Zealand & the United Kingdom
Maymester & Summer Application Deadline – March 15, 2010
UK Summer Deadline – April 1, 2010
Antarctica – May 1, 2010

Go Go Ecology Club


Hope you enjoyed the first installment of the EC/EHS February Film Swap – we had a great turnout! Tune in for the second round next week, this coming Tuesday, Feb 16th in the Ecology auditorium at 5:30pm. Pizza!

Here’s some info we decided at our meeting – put these in your calendars (your sexy calendars, of course):

Spring Break – undecided, but we’re leaning towards camping/Sapelo Island, GA
2nd Potluck at Misha’s houseMarch 4

Spring Retreat at Odum Cabin in IlaMarch 26-28 (biking and carpooling groups both ways)

EC Soccer tourney/field dayApril 3rd

Crockford-Pigeon Mtn WMA (hiking/camping/caving/wildflowers/herping/rock climbing)  – April 16-18

Mini-EC BRAG to Washington, GA (group bike ride 50+ miles and camping – carpooling too) – April 23-25

All of this will be up on our calendar this weekend – access it from our website.

Love always,

Mark  🙂   &  Georgia   ❤

Come to the OSE Graduate Student Symposium

Ecology Clubbies,

This weekend is both the Athens Green Life Expo and the Odum School of Ecology Graduate Student Symposium.

The Symposium is this Friday and Saturday and features lots of great talks from grad students. You can access the full program here.

The Expo is also this Friday and Saturday and features awesome seminars. The schedule can be found here.

Both events are completely free and you’ll find plenty of clubbies at both.

See you there!

Mark and Georgia