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February 2020 
IUPUI Sustainability Newsletter
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Indiana Sustainability & Resilience Conference taking place Friday, April 10, 2020

IUPUI is proud to host the inaugural Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference, made possible by the McKinney Family Foundation. The Conference aims to be a productive gathering of sustainability professionals and champions from across the state of Indiana, designed to showcase local successes, share best practices, engage in place-based problem solving, and facilitate collaboration to advance sustainability in the Hoosier state. 

The inaugural Conference will take place on Friday, April 10 at the IUPUI Campus Center, where we'll explore the theme, Sustainability as an Economic Driver. Through three engagement sessions with 16 workshops and panels, we will dive deeper into topics like risk management, emerging technologies, the circular economy, greenhouse gas assessments and more. Learn more.
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Registration Now Open

Register today to take advantage of Early Bird rates, ending February 14. Tiered rates available for students, nonprofits, municipalities and general admission.
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HIGHLIGHT
Starting with a Bang: IUPUI Sustainability Awarded Two Grants
IUPUI Sustainability hit the ground running in 2020, receiving two grants in the month of January! The office was awarded:We are excited to be starting the new year with two successful grant applications (shout out to Miranda, our Sustainable Waste Intern, for nailing her first grant application)! If this is any sign of what is to come in 2020, it will be a big year for the IUPUI Sustainability team. 

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CALL TO ACTION
Final Call: Greening IUPUI Grant Application Closing February 14 
Are you an IUPUI student, faculty, or staff member? Do you have an idea that could make our campus more sustainable? Submit a proposal for a Greening IUPUI Grant and you could receive funding to turn your idea into reality! Up to $50,000 in funding is available, but hurry - applications are due February 14, 2020. 

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UL's Sustainable Affair: University Library Hosts First Certified Green Event at IUPUI 
The organizers of University Library's Org Week, a biannual gathering of library staff and student employees, earned Green Event Certification for demonstrating outstanding commitment to sustainable event practices. The IUPUI Green Event Certification was created to recognize the voluntary efforts of event and meeting organizers in minimizing the environmental impact generated by events of all sizes. 

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CALL TO ACTION
Get Your Foot in the Door: Indiana Sustainability Development Program Application Opens
Are you looking to start a career in sustainability, but need real work experience to develop your skills, boost your resume, and set you apart from other applicants? Consider joining Indiana Sustainability Development Program - a summer internship program that places students with businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities from across the state to do hands-on sustainability work. Now accepting applications on a rolling basis through February 28 - but don't wait, it's recommended to apply as early as possible

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IUPUI Sustainability Welcomes David Dilts: Renewable Energy Policy Intern
David Dilts has joined the IUPUI Sustainability team as Renewable Energy Policy Intern. An O'Neill Sustainability student, David will be assisting us in exploring renewable energy options available - researching the local / national landscape of renewable energy policies and analyzing financial impacts in order to determine the best path forward for IUPUI. Welcome to the team, David! 

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CALL TO ACTION
Lend a Helping Hand: The Campus Kitchen at IUPUI Seeking Volunteers
The Campus Kitchen at IUPUI is seeking helping hands through the spring semester. The student-led organization rescues food from going to waste, transforming it into healthy meals, and serving to those experiencing food insecurity on campus and in the community. Shifts available every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 - 6 pm. Sign up to volunteer.
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CAMPUS EVENTS
Tuesday, February 4
Eco-Anxiety Support Session
If you have experienced anxiety due to the ongoing climate crisis, you are not alone. If you'd like to talk with others who understand and find a community of support, consider attending the Student Sustainability Council at IUPUI Eco-Anxiety Support Session.
WHEN: 4:30 PM - 6 PM
WHERE: University Library Lilly Auditorium
               
755 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Tuesday, February 18
Trivia Night: All Things Planet
The Student Sustainability Council will be hosting a trivia night featuring questions all about the planet —test your knowledge of energy, geology, pollinators, and many more fun topics! Teams of three will be formed and prizes will be distributed to the winners. Register your team.
WHEN: 6 PM - 8 PM
WHERE: University Library Room 1116
               
755 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Thursday, February 20
Fresh Produce Market
Stop by IUPUI's own farmer's market, the Fresh Produce Market, to shop affordable and locally sourced (when available) fruits, veggies, greens, herbs, and more! Every third Thursday of the month, you'll find the Fresh Produce Market stand on the first floor of the Campus Center. You can sign up to volunteer too!
WHEN: 10AM - 2PM
WHERE: Campus Center

                420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Every Saturday in February
Indy Winter Farmer's Market
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't shop the best in local produce farmers, artisan food producers, including sustainably raised meats and dairy products, unique baked goods, preserved and fermented foods, and much more. Bring the whole family and enjoy breakfast in the cafe area, where you can listen to live music and let the kiddos play in the new and improved Lil' Sprouts area. Learn more.
WHEN: 9 AM - 12 PM
WHERE: Circle City Industrial Complex
                1125 Brookside Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202

January 9 - February 16
Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice
Check out this traveling exhibit created by 22 communities (including Indianapolis) as they explore the roots of climate and environmental inequality where they live—and envision more just futures. Featured in both Spanish and English, the goal of this exhibit is to explore the history of environmental harm in Indianapolis, promote public dialogue, and encourage people to take action. Get the details.
WHEN: Hours Vary
WHERE:
Indianapolis Public Library - Central Library
                40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Monday, February 3
USGBC Day at the Statehouse
USGBC Indiana is hosting a day at the statehouse, where you can learn about the current legislation that touches sustainability and discuss future legislation options for the state. Learn how Indiana residents can engage with their communities and their state legislator. Learn more.
WHEN: 11 AM - 3 PM
WHERE: 
Indiana Statehouse
                200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Sunday, February 9
Raising Backyard Chickens
Attend this class at Agrarian to learn everything you need to know about keeping a small flock of chickens right in your very own backyard. You'll learn the basics about chicken breeds, what to feed your flock, chicken coop necessities, and how to keep them safe from predators. Register to attend.
WHEN: 5 PM - 7 PM
WHERE:  Agrarian Urban Homestead and Supply

                1055 E. 54th St., Indianapolis, IN 46220

Friday, February 13
Sustainable Living Seminar: 2020 Legislative Updates
Decisions made at the Indiana General Assembly matter greatly for Indiana’s environment, and for Indiana’s approach to agriculture, energy, and transportation. This seminar will review environmental-related developments in the 2020 Indiana legislative session and how you can actively take part. RSVP today.  
WHEN: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE:  Carmel Clay Public Library
                 55 4th Avenue Southeast, Carmel, IN 46032

Friday, February 13
What is ACTUALLY Recyclable in Indianapolis?
Contamination in recycling steams is causing large amounts of good materials to end up incinerated or in landfills. End wish-cycling once and for all by bringing materials you're unsure about and learn whether they really are recyclable! They'll cover how recycling works, what you can recycle, and more. More details.  
WHEN: 6:30 PM - 8 PM
WHERE:  Joy of All Who Sorrow
                1516 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Tuesday, February 25
Introduction to Beekeeping
Considering beekeeping in 2020? Make a beeline for Agrarian Indy, where Joe Tucker of Sourced Honey will share the basics of beekeeping along with tips and insight from his own extensive experience. You'll leave feeling ready to start your own hive this spring! Register to attend.
WHEN: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: Agrarian Urban Homestead and Supply

               1055 E. 54th St., Indianapolis, IN 46220
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