Earth Charter - UW Oshkosh and Community
Summit October 2010
(Program subject to change.)
All events are FREE* and open to EVERYONE (on-campus, the Oshkosh community, and beyond). No registration is required; just come!
PARKING: (campus map)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010 (See PHOTOS from this event)
Open house at UW Oshkosh Community Garden
Contact: Paul VanAuken, email@example.com
3:00-6:00 pm - The UW Oshkosh Community Garden club's end of season party will kick off Earth Charter Summit week at UW Oshkosh. Come out to help us clean up the garden for winter or just to enjoy some live music and chili. Nicole Rae and the Traveling Suitcase will be playing and there will also be a shuttle from campus to the garden, which is located at 633 West 3rd Ave, just west of Ohio Street, behind the former National Guard building.
Shuttle Information: A mini-van shuttle will leave from the Algoma Blvd entrance of Reeve Union on the hour (3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 pm). The shuttle will return from the gardens at 10 to the hour (3:50, 4:50, and 5:50 pm).
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010 (Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom, Rm 227)
Banquet: Growing food, Growing Communities
Contact: Maureen Muldoon, firstname.lastname@example.org
5:00-6:00 pm - Social Hour
Come learn about local sustainable food during the social hour. There will be a variety of folks with information on local food options including local CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), organic food stores, local farm markets, community garden groups, etc.
6:00-7:00 pm - Dinner*
Dinner will feature local, organic food. Tickets are required for this event. Pick up your FREE ticket at Titan Central, Reeve Union main floor. A suggested donation at the banquet of $5.00 for students and $15.00 for non-students is appreciated.
7:00-8:00 pm - Start Here: Chart the Earth Beneath Your Feet... Walk and Eat Slowly
Immediately following the banquet will be a presentation by Rick Brooks, outreach program manager at UW Madison. Rick brings a background in applied anthropology, community and international development to his current work in sustainability. He is chair of the board of Sarvodaya USA, the support organization for a grassroots empowerment movement in 15,000 villages in Sri Lanka, Nepal, and now, Haiti. He specialized in the facilitation of health and social change. A former Robert F. Kennedy Fellow, he has worked with community service organizations and taught first graders through graduate and continuing education students for more than three decades.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010 (Reeve Union 214)
Green Jobs Panel
Contact: Jim Feldman, email@example.com
9:40- 11:10 am - Panel Members are:
- Jean Johnson, SERRV International
- Greg Aykens, Renewergy
- Shaili Pfeiffer, Wisconsin DNR
4:45-5:45 pm - Fair Trade speaker (Reeve Union Theatre, 3rd Fl)
Contact: David Barnhill, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Johnson will talk about SERRV, one of the largest Fair Trade vendors in the country. There will be refreshments following Jean's presentation.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
(outside Reeve and along Concourse))
10:00 am-2:00 pm - Bicycle Commuting Tips
Contact: Misty McPhee, email@example.com
Local bike shops, Oshkosh Cyclery and Fitness and Wheel and Sprocket, along with regular bike commuters will promote and educate folks about bike commuting and bike safety.
(meet at Student Rec & Wellness Center)
2:30-4:00 pm- UWO Bike Club Community Ride
Contact: Greg Batten, firstname.lastname@example.org, XPeditions
Bike ride will start from the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and head over to Menominee Park.
(Reeve Union 202)
4:00-6:00 pm - Public Meeting on UWO's bicycle and pedestrian planning
Contact: Mike Lizotte, email@example.com
The meeting, facilitated by Schreiber Anderson Associates (the Madison consultant to both UW Oshkosh and the City of Oshkosh, is your chance to add your input to UW Oshkosh's bike and pedestrian plan.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010 (Reeve Union Theatre, 3rd Fl)
4:30-5:30 pm - Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Panel
Contact: Maureen Muldoon, firstname.lastname@example.org
6:00-7:30 pm - Film: The Dark Side of Chocolate
Contact: Robyn Anderson, email@example.com
The Dark Side of Chocolate by Miki Mistrati and U Roberto Romano is a documentary about the continued allegations of trafficking of children and child labor in the international chocolate industry. While we enjoy the sweet taste of chocolate, the reality is strikingly different for Arican children. Does your facorite chocolate have a bitter taste? Follow Miki Mistrati into the bush of Africa to expose: The Dark Side of Chocolate. The film screening will be followed by discussion and petition signing to tell Hershey's to clean up their act.
The Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) is sponsoring this film screening.
7:30-8:30 pm - American Democracy Project
Contact: David Litman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Debate between College Democrats and College Republicans with a focus on Environmental Issues.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2010 --- NO EVENTS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010 --- HOMECOMING!
11:00 AM - Tour de Titan (more information on the ride)
Hop on your bike for the Tour de Titan cruiser ride to promote a bike-friendly Oshkosh. Cyclists will depart from the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and end at Tent City, where riders are invited to enjoy complimentary food, beverage and entertainment.
Registration fee is $5.00. Refreshments start at 9:30, ride starts at 11:00. Helmet required. Prizes will be awarded for best vintage bike, most unique bike, best decorated bike and best costume.
11:30 am-1:30 pm - Pre-game Celebration at Tent City
Come visit the Campus Sustainability Council/Earth Charter tent. We will have information on Campus sustainability efforts, Earth Charter literature and a chance to win a stainless steel re-usable water bottle if you pass our "sustainability quiz".
This year's sponsors include:
- Provost's Office
- College of Letters & Science
- Environmental Studies Program
- Wisconsin Public Service
- Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)
- UW Oshkosh Community Garden
- Becket's Restaurant
- UW Oshkosh Fair Trade Committee
- Campus Sustainability Office
- UW Oshkosh Bike Club
- American Democracy Project
- Campus Sustainability Council
- College of Business (in-kind)