Campus News Brief 12/6/11

Hello all –

December crept up onto us, and as quickly as it’s come, it will fly. We hope that your final few weeks of school are as stress-free as possible, productive, and rewarding.
This week is short on featured events and opportunities, so please enjoy some content from our member groups, and the chance to get involved in some fantastic groups next semester.

Take care of yourselves!
-Green Umbrella

Join the Green Umbrella Board! Apply!

Want to connect people like we do? Interested in creating a more comprehensive and communicative environmental community?

Seasoned environmental club members preferred, though newbies welcome to apply as well.
Email us at
IEPA (the International Environmental Policy Association at SIPA) is starting the process of forming a board to direct the creation of the first Annual CU Environmental Symposium, a multi-disciplinary and cross-school event. Ideally we would like 7-10 directors and associate directors representing a wide cross section of the schools on campus, graduate and undergrad.
If you are interested please send an email to Seisei Tatebe-Goddu and at and David Abrahamson at

Consilience Journal of Sustainability

Some examples of the articles currently up on the website include:
Lobster Houses as a Sustainable Fishing Alternative
Why Rural Rich Remain Energy Poor The Tough Realities Small NGOs Face When Evaluating Their Efforts: Observations from Guatemala and Mexico

There are many more!
Don’t forget to check them out on Facebook and Twitter for information about the latest Consilience issues, weekly articles and regular events!

Earth Institute Fellows Symposium: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in a Changing World (Part 1)
(Follow link to website for Part II)

Connect with the Earth Institute on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest on EI news, events, and opportunities!

Article Roundup

Climate research bolsters ‘action’ call to UN talks – BBC America

By the Numbers: 1.6 Billion Square Feet – The White House

Work on Purpose: Create a Career with Impact Webinar Signup – Echoing Green

Economist: We’ll Just Move to Siberia to Escape Climate Change – Grist

Take care y’all!

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