Upcoming Events and Reminders

1. This Saturday September 24th, we are attending the Moving Planet rally. ESO will meet in front of SMG at 2:30 to walk to the event at Columbus Park. Remember, we will be walking so wear comfortable shoes. We will carry posters that we made at the meeting, but feel free to make some on your own to bring to the rally. The event begins at 4 and ends by 6, but there are plenty events going on all day in the Boston area. (Again, please check out the site for the event: http://www.moving-planet.org/events/us/boston/433).

2. On Monday, October 3rd, the Science on Screen series begins at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Monday, October 3rd at 7:00 pm the theatre will be showing Little Shop of Horrors then hosting a lecture by ecologist Aaron Ellison. The movie and lecture will be $7.75 for students with ID. The theatre is located at 290 Harvard Street in Brookline. 

3. On Saturday, October 24th, Dining Services is having a trip to a cranberry bog and orchard to go apple picking. The trip will be from 10 am- 4 pm and it is free to attend. Please let ESO know by October 7th the latest if you would like to go with our group , so we can submit a group count. 

At today's meeting we voted on the plans for the semester and the results are...
 For events and trips: 1. pumpkin picking and carving, 2. dinner at a Green Certified restaurant.
 For speakers: 1. Sabrina Pashtan, the Sustainability Director at BU, 2. Dan Goldstein, a BU alum who owns a sustainable business
 For campaigns: 1. Renew Boston (http://renewboston.org/)

We are very excited about all of the events this semester and hope you are too! Please let us know if you need any clarification about anything. We hope to see you all on Saturday at 2:30 in front of SMG.


Meeting Minutes 9/15 and Moving Planet Rally

Thanks for a great turnout at the first meeting! During the meeting, we discussed ideas for trips, events, and important issues to address this school year.

At next week’s meeting, we will prepare for our first event: the Moving Planet rally, which is Saturday, September 24th. The event focuses on using other means of energy beyond fossil fuels. We will make posters at our meeting on September 22nd to carry on our walk to the event. More information about the rally will be provided at next week’s meeting and in our emails. 


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Global Environmental Brigade Trip to Panama August 15-22

Do you want to develop sustainable environmental solutions to mitigate ecological degradation in bio-rich, but economically disadvantaged communities in Panama?

Join an 8 day student-run Environmental Brigade to Panama! We will be sending a group of dedicated volunteers who will work alongside engineers to build ecologically sustainable projects. These projects range from energy-efficient designs (such as eco-latrines, eco-stoves, greenhouses, and sustainable farming methods), to educating the locals with an environmental curriculum implementation.

This is a unique opportunity for anyone who is interested in the environment, international development, or experiencing Central America first hand. We especially need Spanish-speaking students on the brigade; however, everyone (even with no Spanish or engineering experience) is encouraged to apply.

We will be working on our assigned project throughout the Spring and Summer to bring a plan down with us to Panama from Aug 15-22.

If you are interested, please contact Ting Saw at ting.saw@globalbrigades.org. Further information can be obtained at our website at www.globalbrigades.org


Bike Trips to Local Farmers Markets

If you love farmers markets and riding your bike around town, join your fellow BU locavores on bike trips to Boston farmers markets. Email Sabrina Pashtan, sustainability coordinator for BU Dining Services (harpers@bu.edu) if you’re interested in coming on a ride. BYOB (bring your own basket!)

The first ride is Wednesday, June 8th- Cambridge Center/Kendall Square Farmers Market at noon. Hope you can join us!
Wednesday, June 8th- Cambridge Center/Kendall Square Farmers Market- noon
Thursday, June 16th- Brookline Farmers Market, Coolidge Corner- 2pm
Tuesday, July 12th -Harvard University Farmers Market- noon
Wednesday, July 20th- Somerville Davis Square Farmers Market- noon
Thursday, August 4th- Boston Public Market/Dewey Sq. Farmers Market- noon
Thursday, August 11th- Prudential Center Farmers Market- noon

Meeting place: Marsh Plaza. Look for bikes and baskets.


Have a Great Summer!

Know of any awesome environmental events going on in Boston or around the globe? E-mail us at environmentalstudentorg@gmail.com and we'll post it in Upcoming Events. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter too!

See you in the fall!