Composting Wormshop

Kristina from the Garden Club, CUFSP, would like you all to attend the composting wor(m)shop tomorrow November 29, 9:30 in Hamilton 411
Learn about how your waste can be used for fertilizer at the community garden located in pupin plaza. She looks forward to seeing some new faces. As always, the Garden Club meets Tuesdays at 9 in 411 Ham


Campus News Brief 10/17/11

Hey Green Umbrella,
We hope midterms are going well & everyone is enjoying the mild fall weather (I am!). Below are some opportunities and events you can consider:

1. Barnard EcoReps October Potluck: Monday, October 17th, in 327 Milbank at 7:00 PM

2. Robert Socolow will be coming to CBS on Monday 17th October, 5:45pm in Warren 311

3. GASLAND screening, this Tuesday 10/18, 9 PM Hamilton 414

4. Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability information session Tuesday, October 18th, from 6pm to 7pm in the Barnard Career Development Library

5. An Interdisciplinary Discussion on Climate Change Mitigation this Tuesday 10/18 Jerome Greene Hall Room 106

6. Final Manhattan Public Hearing on Spectra Pipeline– Thursday Oct 20th Columbia students meet at 6 pm at Broadway gates

7. FeelGood CU screening of “Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus,”Thursday, October 20 at 6pm in Lerner Cinema.

8. Environmental and Sustainable Development Programs Open House. Monday, October 24, 2011 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Low Memorial Library Rotunda.

9. Food Day 2011 will be held on Monday, October 24th; John Jay will be having their annual local foods meal for lunch on 10/24, from 11am-2pm.

10. Potluck and screening of the new Documentary “In Search of Good Food,” Tuesday, October 25th at 7:30 pm at The Alpha Delta Phi Society 526 W114th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam

11. Greening New Jersey Communities from the Ground Up; Friday, October 28, 2011, 09:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cook Campus Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

12. Huge Anti-Fracking Rally, NOVEMBER 21st email and we can organize something

A. Barnard Eco Reps are Hiring! email

B. Join the CU Green Umbrella Board! email

C. CALL FOR GREEN WARRIORS: Radical Environmentalists Unite! Email Let’s rekindle the flame.

E. Sign EarthCo’s Bag the Bag NYC petition!

F. Apply to the green start-up helper, the Unreasonable Institute! The Unreasonable Institute [Due November 10th]

G. NYC Clean Heat Program Internship Contact Abbey Brown ( to learn more.

Campus News Brief 9/12/11

Good Day to all! This is your campus news brief from Green Umbrella, for September 12, 2011.

We want to welcome everybody back to Columbia for the fall semester, and wish everyone luck getting settled. Green Umbrella is up and running, with a few updates for the umbrella.

All green group coordinators:

Check to ensure that your contact information is correct so we can keep up with all your initiatives during the year. Send us your stuff so we may share it with the Office of Environmental Stewardship as well.

There are some club opportunities to share that were recommended from organizations outside of the umbrella. They include a potential speaker on Orangutan conservation and a panel on population growth. If you’re interested in either of these, email us at

Other opportunities:

The Food Sustainability Project aka Garden Club is meeting THIS TUESDAY in 411 Hamilton @ 8 pm. All new members are encouraged to attend. If you’re looking for anymore information regarding the garden club, email their president, or hit up their twitter:

EarthCo is Meeting on Mondays in 318 Hamilton @ 8 pm

CU Global Brigades is having an info session in Lerner West Ramp Lounge THIS TUESDAY @ 9pm

Also, some activism:

Please register at
What: Moving Planet NYC: A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels
When: Saturday, September 24th, 2 pm
Where: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th Street between First and Second Avenues

Thought for the day:

What does the word “green” mean to you? Let us know what you think. We wanna chat with you 🙂


Columbia Food Sustainability Project

Greetings Green Umbrella Family,

I hope you all have settled in nicely to your internships/jobs and if you’re not working MORE POWER TO YOU. The first post of the summer is to alert the community about the Garden Club on campus. If you haven’t noticed, there’s a boss garden in Pupin Plaza, surrounded by Pupin, NoCo, and the gym. The Garden Club’s president is Kristina Gsell (SEAS, 2012) and she would love for you all to join the following event:

Join the Columbia Food Sustainability Project for a group work session on Tuesday (7/12/11) from 5-8pm, and we will be joined by High School students from the Double Discovery Center at Columbia from 6-7pm. During this period there will probably be more explanation than usual, but it is a great opportunity for everyone who is a bit new at this to learn about what is growing and how to care for all the plants.

CUFSP Members (from left): Michie, Ari, Krissy

Kristina can be reached at if there are any questions about how to get involved, or any information you may need about the Garden Club.  Also, stay tuned for more garden work days and info!!

Peace, Love, Sustainability. xoxox