The Green Poodle

middlebury's environmental online resource

November 29, 2012
by Gillian Lui
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Movie Screening of YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip

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Come to Hillcrest’s Orchard Room on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. to enjoy a movie screening of YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip, hosted by your Campus Sustainability Coordinators. The following is a movie synopsis from the film’s website:

3 friends. 50 States. One wild year! Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road – traveling America with hope, humor . . . and all of their garbage for the year – to explore the good, the bad, and the weird across every state in search of the extraordinary innovators and courageous citizens who are tackling humanity’s greatest environmental crises. As the YERT team layers outlandish eco-challenges onto their year-long quest, an unexpected turn of events throws the project for a loop in this award-winning docu-comedy. Featuring Bill McKibben, Wes Jackson, Will Allen, Janine Benyus, Joel Salatin, David Orr, and music by Ben Sollee, Mark Geary and more.

The YERT Feature Film had its world premiere at the 2011 Environmental Film Festival at Yale, where it received the Audience Award, tied with Oscar-nominated Waste Land!

October 3, 2012
by Gillian Lui
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Let’s Get TRASHY

Confused about how to properly dispose of your waste? Interested in learning more about how you can produce less? If so, Tuesday, October 9th is your lucky day! Bring your trash from the week to Proctor Road anytime between 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Middlebury’s Campus Sustainability Coordinators will work with you to teach you what’s recyclable, where you should be sending your used batteries and empty ink cartridges, where your waste goes after it leaves your trash bin, and more. Don’t be shy about the amount of waste you bring because the CSCs are hoping to get trashy!

For more information, check out Trash Tuesday! on Facebook.

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