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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Have a couple hours this week?

If you have some time before the municipal election - Please help promote the Waterloo Moraine to the public.

Email David Wellhauser if you can help pass out flyers, so people will vote for groundwater protection in this election! Come out with a friend.

see Imprint:

- Darcy

Friday, November 03, 2006

Tree Huggers!

Member groups in the UW Environment Network are once again walking/biking/dancing/hooping their way through the KW Santa Claus Parade this year!

Last year, students got together with community activists and had too much fun.

We meet at King & University for a 10:00 start at 8:30 (can be after that time).

You have the opprortunity to ride one of the fun bikes:
(New this year: pick-up truck bike)

Wear santa hats and other fun christmas clothes - and dress up your bikes with flagpoles and enviro logos.

All info can be found by emailing Susan Koswan:

Darcy -

Climate Change Fair and Campus Sustainability events!

Check it out, November 7th and 8th.

Come by the SLC for lots of games, prizes, interactive booths, presentations and speakers from 2-6:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday night

Sustainable Design: Building For The Future
Tuesday, November 7th, 7:00-8:30pm in RCH 309

(more info at bottom)

Wednesday night

showing of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH in the Great Hall of the SLC at 7:00 and 9:00!
If you haven't yet seen it, or want to be inspired again!

Still time to volunteer to help with games - email Tegan: to sign up.

UWSP - Waste Management - Clearing a Path - STEP

an event you don't want to miss!

STEP is proud to present Sustainable Design: Building For The Future.
This seminar will be given by Ken Brooks of HOK Canada, an
award-winning architectural and interior design firm, and will be held
Tuesday, November 7th, 7:00-8:30pm in RCH 309.

Since the early 1990s, HOK has worked toward integrating
sustainability into its entire practice, driving sustainable design
for every building type, geographic region, and budget level. This
kind of integrated design is changing the way we think about
development. Learn about this exciting field from one of the world's
leading architectural firms.

For a more in-depth introduction to HOK Canada's projects,
achievements and philosophy, visit their website at

We look forward to seeing you there!

UWEN Minutes, November 1, 2006

UWENET Meeting:

1. In attendance: Alex Chunaco (GLOW), Tegan Renner (UWSP), Darcy Higgins (Campus Greens),
minutes: Justin Williams (ES Society)

2. UWSP Climate Change Fair (Tegan)
Tuesday and Wednesday next week
- They are in need of volunteers for the event (This Thursday at 3-4:30 in Rm 3103 in the SLC or during event)
- Events of the fair = pin the tale on the donkey, climate change jeopardy,
- Giving away trees, GRT bus tickets
- If you would like to help email Tegan or going to the Thursday meeting
- Societies, please post to students in your faculty

3. Santa Claus Parade
- Last year UWSP / Campus Greens went with the bike forest group and local environmentalists to the Santa Claus Parade (mix students and community groups) – Called the tree huggers
- November 18th is going to be when the event is held
- Darcy will post the event online

4. The Progressive Alliance
- Last fall when UWENET was formed, there weren’t many groups like us
- Group at Ithaca College in the states formed (Activist organization)
The have events every other week – events are the Progressive Alliance and all the other groups there
- They might be a good model to look at
- Give the organization a broader mandate

5. U – Pass (bus pass)
- Likely referendum in February – Email Darcy if you would like to be involved
- Could also email Michelle Zakrison at – to express your interest

6. Sustainability Office – Clearing a Path
- Is progressing very well
- Justin and Darcy will report to the group when there is more information

7. Other Business
- Darcy mentioned that WPIRG is having two Climate change events

8. For Next Term
- Please send Justin your availability for next term!
- That way we can meet right away

Next meeting time will be announced.