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Sustainability Literacy Resources Committee. The following questions are intended to get students in a variety of disciplines started on researching tree issues and solutions related to what they are studying.

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WCC Campus Events sponsored by Sustainability Literacy Task Force:

 The Sustainability Literacy Task Force (SLTF) is proud to announce the 2017 winterl schedule of events to promote sustainability literacy on campus on our theme this year of TREES. Please consider giving your students credit or extra credit for participating or sign up, yourself! Events include:

1) Book Club on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 3:30-5:00 PM in the Writing Center on the book, Seeds of Change, Planting A Path to Peace, by Jen Johnson.  This book club event is about the incomparable Wingari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace prize. It will be led by Smita Malpani with Emily Thompson, Ph.D.

2) Urban Trees Day, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, MLB Auditorium, to learn more about the vital role trees play in our urban environment! 

           A) 9-10:25 AM Urban Trees, Part I: WCC

  • Emily Thompson, Ph.D., Life Sciences, Washtenaw Community College
  • Donna Reinke, Landscape Planner, Washtenaw Community College
  • Student voices, TBA

            B) 12:30-1:55 PM Urban Trees, Part II: Detroit

  • Emily Thompson, Ph.D., Life Sciences, Washtenaw Community College
  • Kimberly Hill Knott, Director of Policy, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
  • Student voices, TBA

            C) 5:30-6:55 PM Urban Trees, Part III: TBA

  • Emily Thompson, Ph.D., Life Sciences, Washtenaw Community College
  • Matthew Naud, Environmental Coordinator, City of Ann Arbor
  • Kristen Hayden, student from Epsilon Eta (professional environmental fraternity), University of Michigan

Additional activities being scheduled for Urban Trees Day: WCC Poetry Club rhyming and rapping about the importance of trees; student sustainability clubs speaking briefly about trees on campuses; a tree-planting event.

3) The Core Garden at WCC will be starting up late in winter term. Please contact Kimberly Groce at kgroce@wccnet.edu for more information, to schedule tours, etc...

WCC Campus Events sponsored by Sustainability Literacy Task Force:

 The Sustainability Literacy Task Force (SLTF) is proud to announce the 2016 fall schedule of events to promote sustainability literacy on campus on our theme this year of TREES. Please consider giving your students credit or extra credit for participating or sign up, yourself! Events include:

1)     No One Should Go Hungry: especially during harvest season in Michigan!

 Double Up Food Bucks. Tell your students if they are eligible for SNAP benefits, they can get double the fruits and vegetables for the same benefit dollars if they shop using their Bridge Card at participating farmers markets and stores. To get started, SNAP customers should go to the farmers’ market office or participating grocery store information desk. For further information and to see which stores participate, go to www.doubleupfoodbucks.org

2)    Why Bees are Disappearing:  Saturday September 24, 2016, 11:30 AM-12:45 PM.

 The event begins in BE 172 at 11:30 AM when Drew Zemper will give a presentation on the bees and beekeeping followed by a honey tasting.  Visitors can then do a “Tour & Taste” with Core Garden farmer, Kim Groce.  Sign up through SDA; event limited to 30 participants.

3)    The last day for visitors to the Core Garden is October 1th for the season.

4)    Nature/Tree Walk with Greg Vaclavek, Tuesday, September 27, 2016,  3:30-4:30 PM. 

Join Greg Vaclavek from Native Plant Nursery for a reprise of his very popular Nature Walk.  We’ll meet under the GM arch and the rain date is Thursday, September 29 at the same time.  Sign up through SDA; event limited to 30 participants.

5)   Tapped, Movie and Student Discussion, Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6-10 PM GLC

Join the club, Students for Sustainable Change, in viewing the movie, Tapped and discussing it over refreshments!  Contact SDA for helping with this event. 

6)   Fall Book Club Event, late October.

Join us for a book club/art event on the book, The Hidden Life of Trees: What they Feel, How They   Communicate by Peter Wohlleben.  Details to follow.  Sign up through SDA; event is limited to 30 participants.

7)    Empty Bowls Event (new format): Wednesday,  November 16, 2016

Beautiful, hand-made ceramic bowls will be sold for $20 to benefit the hungry in our community (no food this year).  Details to follow.  Thanks to I. B. Remsen and the Ceramics Department, Rachel Barsch and Student Development Office and the Cashier’s Office for helping with this  event. 

   

   
   

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Washtenaw Community College Student Groups

WCC Students for Sustainability
Club Leader: Greg Webster, grwebster@wccnet.edu
Faculty Advisor: Emily Thompson, ethompso@wccnet.edu 
Meeting: Wednesdays from 4 PM to  6 PM in LA 157

Washtenaw Community College Faculty Committees

Sustainability Literacy Resources Committee
Contact: Emily Thompson
ethompso@wccnet.edu

Sustainability Literacy in the Curriculum
Contact: Dale Petty
petty@wccnet.edu

Environmental Committee
Contact: Dale Petty
petty@wccnet.edu

Garden Club
Contact: Kim Groce
kgroce@wccnet.edu