Environment and Race: The Work of Sustainable Community Building
Department of Environment & Sustainability @ OWU
We welcome Alex Clemetson to Ohio Wesleyan to speak to us about his work and experiences surrounding environmentalism and race.
The intention of this discussion is to begin an initial examination into the intersections of environmental justice and injustice, race, and the communities that surround these co-existing realities. Within this DOES Lunch we will also examine the foundations of the communities we are connected to and the sustainable practices of community building that may or may not be in place.
Please come and learn about his experiences and collaborating to make the field of the environment a more equitable space.
When: Tuesday 05 October 2021 at noon
Where: SCSC #207 (GIS Lab)
We’re currently working on some form of food available, so please let Dr. Rowley know if you have any food restrictions.
OWU alumni Aaron McCown ‘11 sent along information on a summer environmental science / geoscience internship at the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest for the summer of 2022.
Many Federal government internships for the summer of 2022 will be posted soon and close before the end of the year. This means you have to be on top of these opportunities.
Aaron wrote up some guidelines for prospective interns for us a few years back, and much of the information is still relevant: How to get a Land Management Job.
Aaron will be sending along more internship opportunities from his employer, also the National Forest Service, in his area: Hungry Horse, MT. Stay tuned.
Information on the Nez Perce-Clearwater position – in a PDF – is below.
Back when Covid-19 was barely a thing, OWU ES major Ash Moen (’20) and Meg Edwards (’22) literally dug into the stuff OWU students toss in the recycling bins in a systematic manner, collecting data that sheds light on recycling successes and failures.
The presentation Ash created includes the data and recommendations. Covid got in the way of implementing recommendations, but now is the time to rekindle this effort. Students interested in taking on recycling on campus in collaboration with Ed Pullen (ABM) should contact John Krygier or Student Sustainability Coordinator AJ Lashaway.
Click on the image below (or here) to navigate to the data and presentation.
Dr. Krygier in the OWU ENVS Dunk Tank at the Olentangy River Festival (Sept. 2021)
Our first STF Meeting for the Fall of 2021 is Monday, Sept. 27 @ noon in 201 Merrick Hall.
Organizer: AJ Lashaway
Dr. Krygier/AJ→ OWU Outside update (hopefully MTSO reaches out, call Audubon)(make QR code for groupme)
→ Chimney Swift tower
→ Energy Projects: big and small
→ Bioretention Cells
→ any other sustainability things going on on campus
Ed Pullen→ recycling + waste management on campus
Erin Wolfe→ sustainability in Delaware
→ events OWU students can attend/opportunities available to them
SK (Treehouse) → Green Week, house events outside students can attend/help with
And SO much MORE.
Join us for a free lunch and presentation by Cityworks. OWU ENVS is working with Cityworks and the City of Delaware on internship opportunities.
When: Thursday, September 16, noon-1pm
Where: Science Center 164
Register on Handshake: The link is here.
Asset Management is a broad field associated with the effective governance of an organization’s funds and resources and the services they provide. Cityworks, a Trimble (GPS) company, provides software solutions for local governments and utitlies to manage their staff and resources, and effectively provide services to the public. We are hosting two employers from Cityworks to discuss career development within local government and how Cityworks and geographic information systems (GIS) play a part. This is especially relevant for students in Environment & Sustainability, Business and Economics, Computer Science, Geography, Politics and Government, Data Analytics and STEM fields, but is open to anyone interested in ways to make organizations effective and impactful. You will gain information about how you can carve out a career in the local government industry. Free lunch provided! A meet and greet will follow, so bring your resume!