Professor Monica Ogra, U.S. delegate to international sustainable development meeting

Professor Monica Ogra recently presented work from her study “Linkages and Leakages: Gender Mainstreaming in the Wildlife Conservation NGO Sector” as an invited participant in the Bhutan+10: Gender and Sustainable Mountain Development in a Changing World conference at Thimphu, Bhutan.   Check out the press release below and watch the linked video to learn more about the event and the resulting international Declaration.

http://www.icimod.org/?q=3748

Gettysburg Sustainability Day Events – October 24

Check out all the great events this Wednesday, including the Robert Musil lecture at 5:00 at Mara, and Activities Fair & Wall-e screening to follow!

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Sustainability Day – October 24

Issue 2, Volume 1                                                                                                 Fall 2012


SUSTAINABILITY DAY! 

Gettysburg College will celebrate National Sustainability Day on WEDNESDAY, OCT 24. 

EVENTS INCLUDE:
Robert Musil, author of Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans Are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future, lectures in Mara Auditorium at 5:00pm.

An Activities Fair around the fountain at 6:30pm.

A movie showing of Wall-E will follow in Mara Auditorium at 7:30pm.

CELEBRATE THE DAY!

 


DID YOU KNOW?

You can SAVE MONEY by bringing your own mug and reusable water bottles to The Commons and Bullet Hole? Coffee is 35? off! 

 

 

 


ANOTHER REASON TO LOVE SERVO

Servo has ten shares of an Everblossom Farm C.S.A. The weekly share provides you with locally produced food! 


Want to get involved in sustainability at Gettysburg?


Volunteer at the Campus Kitchen and help us turn rescued food into nutritious meals.
 

 


Come for movies, potlucks and food discussions a Farmhouse.

Food Discussions:
Friday, Oct 26 at 12pm
with Kim Davidson

Friday, Nov 16 at 12pm
with Amy Dailey and
Salma Monani 

 

 

Join GECO every
Thursday night at
8pm in Plank Gym.

 

 

 

 


Learn how you can be green at Gettysburg by following
 these ten practices.

 

 


Share your ideas for a
greener Gettysburg!

gettysburgsustainability
@gettysburg.edu


Brought to you by: GECO, Farmhouse, Painted Turtle Farm, and the Recycling Interns
with support from the Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Center for Public Service
Visit us at www.gettysburg.edu/sustainability

ES students work on Cheapeake Bay Foundation project

Hi, folks –

            Three ES majors – Katie McCrae, Kendall Radovich, and Jake Patton – spent a fun day planting trees in the Monocacy River watershed with CBF Watershed Restoration Scientist Rob Schnabel.  Rob was a student of mine many years ago.  It’s all about the networking!

            Check out the attached pix!

            Proof, yet again, that ES majors rock! – John

John A. Commito

Professor

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

 

Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

 

From: Rob Schnabel – ext. 2175 [mailto:RSchnabel@cbf.org]
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 3:32 PM
To: John Commito
Subject: Thank you for sending students

Hello John-

Thank you for sending a few of your students to the planting.  We planted 900 trees and shrubs on Little Pipe Creek, tributary to the Monocacy River.  A couple of photos from the planting.

Take care-

Rob

Rob Schnabel

Watershed Restoration Scientist /

Chesapeake Streams Manager

 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has."

                                  Margaret Mead

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

6 Herndon Avenue

Annapolis, MD 21403

443-482-2175

rschnabel@cbf.org

 

www.cbf.org

 

Gettysburg_students_with_robAfter_planting_photo

Info session: Environmental Science Semester on Cape Cod

Are you a sophomore?  Are you looking for an off campus study option for next year?  Take a look at the info session below.

Marine Biological Laboratory hosts the Semester in Environmental Science

Information Session and Pizza Lunch

Wednesday, Oct. 24th

12 ? 1pm, Science Center 153

Plunge into this full-immersion science experience at the world renowned Marine Biological Laboratory on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Semester in Environmental Science (SES) is a full semester fall program of courses taught by faculty that includes the world?s top ecologists.

Students examine global environmental problems by studying estuaries, ponds, freshwater wetlands, salt marshes and forests of Cape Cod, using cutting edge techniques that are crucial to current environmental research.

The final third of the semester is devoted to an independent project of a student?s own design. Research skills and professional connections that students acquire during their semester are invaluable; 20% of students return to the MBL as employees!

Join us for pizza and find out more from an SES alum and learn how you can get involved in this rewarding experience!

ES alum featured in Science Daily

Hi, ES folks –

            Check it out!  ES alum Danielle (Bates) Haulsee’s PhD research on sharks is feature in Science Daily.  So cool!  It looks like she and the research team will be on national TV soon, too.  Details later.

            ES rocks! – John

            http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121017091301.htm?utm_source=feed…;sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fmarine_biology+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Plants+%26+Animals+News+–+Marine+Biology%29

John A. Commito

Professor

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

 

Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

 

Students for tree planting Saturday Oct 13th

Hi, ES folks –

            See this nifty activity (below).  Rob is a great guy, and the work is interesting!  Good networking opportunity, too.

            Take care! – John

John A. Commito

Professor

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

 

Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

 

From: Rob Schnabel – ext. 2175 [mailto:RSchnabel@cbf.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 9:33 AM
To: (carsan02@gettysburg.edu); Salma Monani; (geco@gettysburg.edu); Rutherford Platt; Sarah Principato
Cc: John Commito; Carmera Thomas
Subject: Students for tree planting Saturday Oct 13th

Hello Gettysburg College Folks-

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is having a large tree planting this Saturday in Westminster, MD and we are looking for more volunteers.  It is about a 35 minute drive south from Gettysburg.

Can you please forward this on to other individuals and clubs that you think might want to participate?

Thank you!

Rob

Saturday, October 13th

9:00am – 1:00pm

Westminster, Carroll County, MD

This project is on a farm that is in a permanent agricultural easement located on Little Pipe Creek a tributary to the Monocacy River.  The farmer is the head of the County Agriculture Preservation program and has recently fenced the cattle out of the stream and installed an off-stream water trough for the cattle.  Volunteers will plant over 900 trees and shrubs to restore 2,500 feet of stream and a 5 acre riparian buffer.  Partners include the Carroll County Soil Conservation District, the Maryland Department of Agriculture and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

This event is suitable for adults, families and community groups. Dress for the weather, refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. Contact Carmera Thomas, MDRestoration@cbf.org

Rob Schnabel

Watershed Restoration Scientist /

Chesapeake Streams Manager

 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has."

                                  Margaret Mead

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

6 Herndon Avenue

Annapolis, MD 21403

443-482-2175

rschnabel@cbf.org

 

www.cbf.org