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Learning Lecture at the Recycle Center

Today’s Staff Council (in concert with Faculty Council-thanks for the help!) was at the David W. Ginevan Recycling Center.  We learned all about how Middlebury diverts a large portion of our waste out of the stream, and how staff can best help. Here’s the top 5 tips-

Separate shredding paper

Keep the food out of recycling-use the compost bins (don’t have one? Call! x3087)

Paper towels and tissues are not recycling they are trash

Dog poop in a building keep in separate container

Rinse containers before sorting

Here’s some pictures of the facility, for those of you that couldn’t make it. Don’t forget our next learning lecture, at the Biomass plant May 2nd from 11:45-1:00, pizza again provided.

The outside of the Center

Inside the Reuse trailer-where Students, Faculty and Staff can come get used items for home or office

The Main sorting floor in the center

The one sort hopper-all recycling gets sorted out of the waste stream and put into here

Kim Bickham-Supervisor, Waste Management

Learning Lunch Lectures

The Recycling Center – Wednesday, April 25th

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Staff guided tour of our recycling center. Learn more about our material recovery facility, composting programs and recycling. Pizza will be served prior to the tour.

 

The Biomass Plant  – Wednesday, May 2nd

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Staff guided tour of the biomass plant. The plant connects climate, energy and community for a more sustainable energy future – join us to learn more. Pizza will be served in Axinn 229 prior to tour.

 

The Knoll  – Wednesday, May 9th

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Staff guided tour of the Knoll. Explore the educational gardens, outdoor kitchen and labryinth, and learn about sustainable agriculture. Pizza will be served prior to the tour.

Come to one or all three.  RSVP is not required, but encouraged:

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Learning lunches in early 2014

Mark your calendars for some more Learning Lunches that have been scheduled. All begin at 12:15 unless otherwise noted:

  • February 5th – Room 230 of the Davis Family Library: discussion on civility: What is civility, exactly? How can we foster civility in a vibrant college community with wide-ranging opinions, yet make meaningful progress on issues we care about? James Davis, Professor of Religion and author of “In Defense of Civility”, will host an open conversation. Please bring your lunch and join in.
  • March 11th – Mitchell Green Lounge - Digital Scholarship: Middlebury’s Digital Scholarship Working Group is helping faculty and students engage scholarship in new ways through MiddLab. What is MiddLab? What is digital scholarship, anyway? Rebekah Irwin, LIS’s Director of Collections, Archives, and Digital Scholarship, will clue us in! Part of Staff Council’s occasional series of Learning Lunches on Trends in Higher Education.
  • April – date tbd – another bicycle maintenance workshop in the Bike Shop

Basic Bicycle Maintenance – next Learning Lunch

BASIC BICYCLE MAINTENANCE”

Friday, October 7, 2011

12:15pm

Bike Shop in Adirondack Basement

Back by popular demand!

 

Whether you have just recently purchased a bicycle or you are just taking your bicycle out of storage for the year, it is useful, fun and economical to know how to do your own bicycle maintenance work.  This Learning Lunch will cover everything from changing flat bicycle tires to adjusting bicycle derailleurs.  Get acquainted with the fundamentals of bicycle maintenance and repair by dissecting a bicycle and learning how to put it back together in working order. Cris DiOrio ‘12, student manager of the bike shop on campus, will share his expertise on all things bike-related!

 

Please join us and feel free to bring your lunch.  Please post for your colleagues who do not have easy access to email.

 

Library Learning Lunch – June 22nd

Staff Council is aware that many Middlebury College staff members do not know that they can use the Library’s resources just as students and faculty can. So, as part of its ongoing series of Learning Lunches, Staff Council is grateful that Brenda Ellis has agreed to offer a (re)introduction of some of Davis Family Library’s resources to interested staff and faculty members.

The Learning Lunch will not only help staff members become aware of some of these resources, but will also showcase what’s new in the Davis Family Library now that the contents of the former Music Library have been moved in. We also have a new search method for finding answers to your research needs (“Summon”), and more!

Please join us as Brenda shows us what’s new (and not so new) about the Davis Family Library and its resources!

Wednesday, June 22, noon until 1pm
Room 145 of Davis Family Library

Next Learning Lunch – the “new” Davis Family Library

Staff Council’s Learning Lunch on June 22nd will be an introduction (or re-introduction) to the Davis Family Library for staff and faculty.

Those of us who work in the Library have been surprised to learn that many staff members are not aware that they can use the Library’s resources just as students and faculty can. We are offering this Learning Lunch not only to help make staff aware of some of these resources, but also showcase what’s new in the Davis Family Library now that the contents of the former Music Library are here. There is also a new search method for finding answers to your research needs, and more!

Please join us as Brenda Ellis shows us what’s new (and not so new) about the Davis Family Library and its resources!

Wednesday, June 22, noon until 1pm
Room 145 of Davis Family Library

BASIC BICYCLE MAINTENANCE

“BASIC BICYCLE MAINTENANCE”
Friday, April 29, 2011
12:15pm
Bike Shop in Adirondack Basement

Whether you have just recently purchased a bicycle or you are just taking your bicycle out of storage for the year, it is useful, fun and economical to know how to do your own bicycle maintenance work. This Learning Lunch will cover everything from changing flat bicycle tires to adjusting bicycle derailleurs. Get acquainted with the fundamentals of bicycle maintenance and repair by dissecting a bicycle and learning how to put it back together in working order. Roman Mardoyan-Smyth ’11, student manager of the bike shop on campus, will share his expertise on all things bike-related!

Please join us and feel free to bring your lunch. Please post for your colleagues who do not have easy access to email.