See below for next week's events.
Tuesday, May 31 - Thursday, June 2
Help Paint the "Pick Up America" Bus
When: All day 5/31-6/2
Description: Pick Up America is the nation's first coast-to-coast contiguous roadside litter pick-up. The nonprofit, youth-led initiative encourages environmental stewardship and zero-waste through art, education, and community outreach. So far, the group has picked up over 100,000 pounds across 900 miles of road from the coast of Maryland. The group has been in the Bloomington area for the past three weeks and will be completing Pick Up Indiana in early June. The group of six travelers are hoping to recruit some help from local artists to paint their home - a bus that runs on waste vegetable oil named Due West. Flexible on ideas and timing. More details and contact/signup information at http://pickupamerica.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/help-paint-the-pick-up-america-bus-due-west/.
Thursday, June 2
The Nature Conservancy Generation Conservation Garden Soiree
When: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Albonandy Garden in Zionsville
Description: Tickets are now available for the Gen C Garden Soiree on June 2nd at the Albonandy Garden in Zionsville. We'll enjoy fresh, seasonal food straight from the garden along with Sun King beer, wines selected by sommelier Lindy Brown, and music by Celtic group Edge of Erin. Indiana State Director Mary McConnell will be on hand to talk about the exciting conservation work that is going on around the Hoosier State.
Check out the details and buy tickets here: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/indiana/events/generation-conservation-garden-soiree-1.xml Please email Jenna Morrison (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in carpooling from Bloomington.
Friday, June 3
Clips of Faith: Beer and Film Festival
When: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM; Where: Bryan Park
Description: Bloomington Community Bike Project and New Belgium Brewing Co. are teaming up to present the Clips of Faith Beer and Film Festival at Bloomington's Bryan Park on Friday evening, June 3rd: An evening under the stars sampling yummy craft beers and watching hand-crafted short films. This event is part of an 18 "bike friendly" cities tour to promote sustainability, bicycling, and FUN. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Bloomington Community Bike Project and its grass roots mission to promote cycling and sustainability in Bloomington. BCBP's "parent" non-profit organization is the Center for Sustainable Living (http://www.simplycsl.org/). Details on the event and information about volunteering at http://bloomingtonbikeproject.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=21.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Donate to Hoosier to Hoosier
When: Thu, May 5, 2-6pm
Where: Gladstein Fieldhouse (across from IU Outdoor Pool)
Description: If you have items you'd like to donate you can drop them off at the Fieldhouse on May 5 (2-6pm), or you can contact us throughout the summer to arrange a pickup (email email@example.com). If donating to H2H isn't convenient, there are numerous other organizations in town that will make pickups (like St. Vincent de Paul and Habitat ReStore) and accept donations (Opportunity House, Goodwill, Salvation Army). Please also pass this information to neighbors who might be moving, and if you teach a class, let your students know how to donate! If you live in an apartment complex, encourage your landlord to provide an area for tenants to make donations. If you live on campus, all residence halls have a donation area.
Volunteer with Hoosier to Hoosier
When: Thu-Fri, May 5-6; Mon-Tue, May 9-10
Where: IU Campus
Description: Interested in volunteering to pickup donations, sort items, or help with sale day? We need lots of volunteers on May 5-6 and May 9-10 (9-noon and 1-4pm each day), and there will be plenty of other opportunities throughout the summer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Weekly Workdays at the Bryan House Garden
If you are looking for something to do this summer and want to show the IU community that we can sustain a garden over the summer, come out to the Bryan House Gardens for our weekly work days! Every WEDNESDAY from 6-8 PM, we'll be maintaining our vegetable and herb gardens. Plus, if you volunteer 10 hours over the summer, you will receive fresh produce from the garden!
If you would like to volunteer, or if you are enrolled in a course or work with an organization that you think might be interested inthis garden initiative, please email garden intern Stephanie Hopkins at email@example.com.
The Bryan House Garden is located on the eastern lawn of the Bryan House, just to the west of the Musical Arts Center.
Hoosier Environmental Council 2011 Summer Internship Program
The Hoosier Environmental Council (www.hecweb.org) works to raise awareness and stimulate discussion about environmental issues in Indiana-and ultimately help change laws, create jobs, protect and improve the environment, and make Indiana a healthier, better place to live and do business. HEC aims to recruit top quality undergraduates and graduate students for its 2011 Summer Internship program.
· Position is competitive; up to 2 positions per HEC program (energy, water, land use, development/marketing)
· Interns working in the school year receive course credit & a recommendation from their supervisor; summer interns receive, inaddition, an HEC email address and a modest honorarium.
Visit http://www.hecweb.org/about/jobs-internships/ to apply. Student Conservation Association Internships
The SCA is one of the biggest partners for national parks and forests. Each year, they send thousands of youth across the country to get conservation experience in awesome places. Living expenses, housing, and round trip travel provided. Internships run from 3-12 months and are available in all 50 states. See http://thesca.org/serve/internships for more information and to apply.
Pick Up America Internships
Pick Up America seeks interns year-round. It's a great opportunity for young people to get nonprofit experience while getting the chance to travel slowly. Students work closely with the core PUA team. Travel with us, pick up trash, and focus your skills on a specific project this year. Our goal is to make it to Denver by November. If you're interested in this great opportunity to see the USA one step at a time, email Johnna Jackson [firstname.lastname@example.org] with a brief letter to the Pick Up Artists, a resume, and references. At this time, we must ask interns to pay for room/board. $60/week. Or $45/week if you have a car. We'll pay for fuel while you're on the road with us. Visit http://pickupamerica.wordpress.com/help/ for more information.
Office space available in Bloomington Eco Center
Great downtown location. Shared meeting space. Fantastic deal, includes all utils. and internet. $350/mo., Contact email@example.com for details.