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October 2020 
IUPUI Sustainability Newsletter
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IUPUI Sustainability Now Hiring a Graphic Design Intern

If you are seeking a paid on-campus or virtual internship doing work that has real-world impact, and you want to have fun while doing it - well look no further! The IUPUI Office of Sustainability is currently seeking applicants for a Graphic Design Intern position.

The Graphic Design Intern is responsible for creating visual elements used to report and promote programs, initiatives, upcoming events, and other activities related to IUPUI Sustainability. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and/or After Effects) is required. Applicants must be freshman or sophomore status. 

Learn more about this part-time, hourly student worker position and apply today via Jag Jobs ID#  45754!

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Get Amped Up: IUPUI Energy Challenge Will Kick Off In October 
That's right - the 2020 Energy Challenge is starting THIS month and will run from Monday, October 26 - Friday, November 6 ! For two action-packed weeks, we will challenge the campus community to reduce their energy consumption through simple actions that can be taken from campus or home. This year, two campus buildings will face off in the head to head competition: the 2019 reigning champs, University Tower, and North Hall. BUT all of campus will be invited to participate in the challenge - from campus and from home! You can participate by making an energy reduction pledge, engaging with our social media challenges for a chance to win prizes, and of course - taking actions to save energy wherever you are!  Learn more about the IUPUI Energy Challenge.

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General Election: Indiana Voter Registration Deadline Approaching
There are FIVE DAYS left to register to vote for the 2020 general election! Those who are eligible to vote will have until end of day Monday, October 5 to make sure they are registered. Early in-person voting starts Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Those eligible for absentee voting must request their mail-in ballot by Thursday, October 22.

Visit the Indiana Voter Portal to register (or make sure you're registered), learn about the candidates who will be on the ballot, and apply to vote by mail if eligible. You should also check out this IUPUI Voter Information Guide, where you can find everything you need to know to cast your ballot this year. 

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Grab a Meal On Us: Paws' Express is Back in Stock 
Paws' Express, the prepackaged on-the-go meal service offered at Paws' Pantry, is back in stock! These meals are lovingly prepared every week by the Campus Kitchen at IUPUI student leaders using nutritious and delicious rescued food. Depending on availability, you can find meat-based, vegetarian and even vegan meals and snacks. 

Paws' Pantry is found in Campus Center Room 130, and their services are available to IUPUI students, faculty and staff. Clients may pick up Paws' Express prepackaged meals, as well as food and hygiene products, by either scheduling an appointment or during walk-in hours. Learn more about Paws' Pantry and how you can join. 

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Request for Applications: Indiana Sustainability Development Program Accepting Partner Applications
Starting in early October, the Indiana Sustainability Development Program will begin seeking partner applications for the summer of 2021! Municipalities, nonprofits, and corporations from across the state of Indiana may apply for the opportunity to host an IU undergraduate or graduate student, to lend their expertise working on sustainability projects. Student interns (known as ISDP externs) would work full-time for 10-12 weeks over the summer of 2021. Learn how to become an ISDP partner.
News at IUPUI
Mealworm shows promise as a good, sustainable food source, study finds
Indianapolis Star
New poll shows Hoosiers prioritize the environment over the economy, even among Republicans
Indiana Environmental Reporter
Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves environmental legacy
The New York Times Magazine
How Climate Migration Will Reshape America
Friday, October 2
Energy Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19
Energy insecurity is a growing public health threat among low-income populations in the US. In this installment of the Environmental Resilience Institute's Speaker Series, O'Neill Professors Dr. Sanya Carley and David Konisky will report results from original surveys of U.S. and Indiana samples to evaluate the prevalence of energy insecurity, which factors contribute to it, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated it. Register to attend.

WHEN: 12 - 1 PM
WHERE: Online

Monday, October 12
Indianapolis and Environmental Justice 
Join the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute and the Kheprw Institute for a critical conversation about climate change, pollution, and social justice. Take a look at a curated list of recommended reading to get the most out of the discussion. Register to attend.

WHEN: 12 - 1:30 PM
WHERE: Online

Wednesday, October 14
The Connections Between Racial Equity and Climate Change
Environmental issues and racial inequity have been intertwined for decades, and climate change is no exception. During this Environmental Resilience Institute webinar, speakers will review the various ways people of color and low-income communities bear an unfair portion of the burden of environmental issues. They will also suggest policies and other approaches to rectify this inequity. Register to attend.

WHEN: 12:00 - 1 PM
WHERE: Online
Every Friday in October
Midwest Climate Summit Think Tank 
To accelerate climate action in the short term, the Midwest Climate Summit is structured as a two-part FREE event, with a series of virtual keynotes and workshops in Fall 2020 (the Think Tank) that will set the stage for a recognition of the new commitments and increased ambition of Summit partner organizations in Spring 2021 (the Summit).

The Fall 2020 Think Tank program is organized around topic areas: Science & Research; Teaching & Education; Climate Action; and Outreach & Engagement. The Summit will seek to actively engage students in the main Summit sessions, as well as three student-led and student-focused elements – the Climate Stories Contest, the Student System Conference, and the Virtual Job and Networking Fair. Learn more and register to attend.

WHEN: 10 AM - 12:30 PM
WHERE: Online

Thursday, October 1 - Saturday, October 3
Women in Clean Energy Conference
Join the Women in Clean Energy Conference, aimed at providing students and recent graduates from all fields the resources they need to begin a meaningful career in clean energy and sustainability. Hosted virtually by UDayton's Hanley Sustainability Institute (HSI),  the Conference seeks to empower women and allies to make a difference in the male-dominated energy industry and educate men on the challenges often faced by women in the industry. HSI believes that by providing education, networking, and recruitment opportunities, we can close the gender gap in the energy industry in an empowering and productive way. Learn more and register

WHEN: Times Vary
WHERE: Online

Friday, October 9
ROWPort 2020: Exploration & Celebration Along Our Waterways
Reconnecting Our Waterways (ROW) invites all lovers of our waterways to come together with for a virtual ROWPort 2020: Exploration and Celebration event. It's an opportunity to bring together ROW's collective -- from partners to funders to community members -- in one (virtual) place to celebrate the past year of efforts and explore their vision for the future of our waterways. Register to attend.

WHEN: 10 - 11 AM
WHERE: Online

Tuesday, October 13 - Wednesday, October 14
Green Sports Alliance Virtual Summit
The Green Sports Alliance’s 10th anniversary Summit will recognize the past decade of growth in the green sports movement and look towards the next ten years, while setting a new standard of excellence for sports and sustainability. The two-day virtual event series will be full of high-level speakers, deep dive workshops and tailored networking opportunities for the entire sports greening community.  Scholarship opportunities available for student athletes - but applications are due by Friday, Oct. 2. Learn more and register.

WHEN: 1 - 6:30 PM
WHERE: Online

Wednesday, October 21
Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light Statewide Call
Join the Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light for their monthly statewide call, where they will gather remotely to hear policy updates, meet H-IPL supporters from around the state, share success stories, work through Green Team challenges and opportunities, find out more about the  Thriving Faith Communities Program and enjoy time learning from special guests! Register to attend.

WHEN: 5 - 6 PM
WHERE: Online
Celebrating 200 years
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