Envirologists and Ecolophers,
- Election Results
- Social Outreach Chair position available
- Bioblitz update
- Green Fest Awards
- Think Local Conference
- Multi Modal Madness
- Earth Day
- Greening UGA Forum
- Day on the Lawn
- Awesome Weekend plans
- Spring Retreat plans
- Our new website
- Our new Flickr account
- Next meeting = last
Congrats to Georgia Cobb, who will be replacing Jean as club co-pres next year. Yay! Also to Jenny Brickman, our treasurer, Kerry and Devin, official co-strippers, and Devin again, chief composter.
We are looking for another dedicated club member to serve as our social outreach chair. The chair would plan and coordinate at least two educational/community outreach events within the local community (one/semester), whether through schools, charities, EcoReach, or elsewhere. We will vote next meeting.
Well, we lost (again) to Auburn 94-74, but not without a fight. Overall, 50 sp. and 15 county records were identified, enough to be written up and published. Thanks to all who came out! Next year, next year…
Multi–Modal Madness is an adventure race across Athens by way of bus, bike, walking and other forms of alternative transport. It’ll start and end at the Terrapin Brewery from 10am-2pm, Saturday, April 18th. You gain points by getting to as many of 12 destinations as you can (throughout town) and winning transportation related physical and trivia challenges at those checkpoints.
With the success of The Green Initiative Fee, an informational meeting to discuss UGA and Athens Going Green will be held at 6:30 pm on Wed., April 22 in Rm 147 in theMiller Learning Center. The event is open to students, faculty and other members of the UGA community to learn more about conservation and recycling to help the planet. The meeting is expected to last 90 minutes.
The forum, which will continue with Earth Day’s theme of “It’s So Easy Being Green,” will highlight how simple it is to help the environment. The event will feature suggestions and solutions, as well as ways to become more involved. The event is hosted by Dr. Lynn Sallot’s Public Relations Campaign class and is a part of the National Conversation of Climate Action.
There will be 6 panelists speaking on various GREEN issues around campus andAthens. The panelists are:
Dr. Laurie Fowler – Director of Public Services and Special Programs at theOdum School
Suki Jansen – Athens-Clarke County Waste Reduction Administrator
Nancy Lindbloom – co-chair of Greenfest
Mayor Heidi Davidson – Mayor of Athens–Clarke County
Dick Field – Athens-Clarke County Environmental Coordinator
Audience members will be invited to ask questions and participate in discussion. Following the formal portion of the event, audience members will have the opportunity to personally interact and discuss issues with the panelists and each other.
On Friday, April 24, the UGA Herpetological Society will be displaying all of their reptiles and amphibians and knowledge thereof for the community on the Brooks Mall (between Forestry and Pharmacy). Come out from 10-3 to learn about these beautiful animals and meet some up close!
Friday late afternoon leave Athens for Pigeon Mountain near LaFayette, GA (~3hrs). Camping Friday/Sat night, free Ecology Club Zoo Atlanta tour Sunday at noon. Carpools are leaving Friday, Saturday morning, and Sunday (just Zoo tour), so sign up! Send any equipment needs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for a carpool here: http://doodle.com/sastmsig5xhbqtq6
Get excited, our Spring Retreat is here! We will be converging on the Odum Cabin in Ila, GA Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2. Several of us are biking out there on Friday (~25-30 miles), with others carpooling later in the day. Party Friday night, Bioblitz all day Saturday. Bring sleeping bags, flashlights, outdoor clothes, hiking shoes, and instruments/games to play. More details about carpools, biking plans, and the Bioblitz coming soon.
Please add any decent Ecology Club photos you have to our new Flickr account at flickr.com. Please see the white board in the ecology building lounge for username/password details.
Last call for tshirt orders. Please let us know (via email@example.com) what size and color (either galaxy (blueish) or pomegranate (pinkish)).
Sad, I know, but our last meeting of the year will be April 21st at 5:00pm in the lounge. As always, it is clothing-optional.