Responsible Consumption Week 2012

Hi all!

Hope you are gearing up and excited for RCW next week, I know I am!!

This year, during the week of March 12-16th the Student Environment Center will be holding a Responsible Consumption Week (RCW). The purpose of this week is to spread awareness of the affects of our personal consumption to the student body at large. We are planning to hold a variety of events throughout the week ranging from hosting a responsible purchasing day (green vendors) to holding workshops, film nights and a lecture series.

We are offering free coffee, provided by Ethical Bean, all week from 9-11am in the resource center (room 245 upstairs in the SUB) for everyone who brings their own coffee mug.

All week, there will be a competition called The Backpack Campaign which encourages people to bring their own utensils, containers, and bags in their backpacks instead of using disposables. From Monday to Friday during RCW when you come by the resource center to get your free coffee, show us that you bring your own food container and utensils and you will be entered into a raffle!

The list of events, for your reference, is here:
The schedule of RCW events:

Monday March 12th
SEC is partnering with Cinema Politica to bring you: The Age of Stupid 3-5 room 207/209 in the SUB

Tuesday March 13th
Responsible Consumption Fair from 9-5 in the SUB concourse featuring green vendors from around the city and other green-oriented clubs around campus. A great way to learn more about what UBC’s eco-friendly clubs are all about!

SEC & Cinema Politica are showing a double feature in the Norm Theatre, showcasing Dreamland from 5- 6:30 and Blood in the Mobile from 7-8.

Wednesday March 14th
Professor George Hoberg of the faculty of forestry and founder of UBCC350 will be giving a talk titled “why meeting the climate challenge requires getting political”
room 207/209 in the SUB at 3:30, a question and answer period will follow.

Thursday March 15th
SEC presents speed workshops on do it yourself sustainability. A great event for busy students to come by and learn some quick skills in being green. The location and time is TBA
This event features:

o food mapping by Sprouts
o Easy vegan cooking with Simon-Luc from SEC
o bike maintenance 101 by the bike co-op
o and more!

Also on thursday, Tzeporah Berman, the Co-head Climate and Energy Program Director for Greenpeace will be giving a talk in room 207/209 in the SUB time TBA

Friday March 16th
Jolan Bailey, the Canadian Outreach Coordinator for Forest Ethics, will be giving a talk in the SUB room 207/209 from 3-4.

Finally, to end off our week of responsible consumption, SEC is hosting a potluck dinner from 6-11pm, at the resource centre, room 245U! Come out, bring something tasty and let’s celebrate a great week!

facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/201980563236869/

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