Here is a general timeline of planned activities and events for the 2016-2017 year. As the Leaders Cohort evolves, we may add other community-based events. For the 2016 year, we are going to focus on grounding in the Native American Medicine Garden on UMN campus and helping Francis Bettelyoun (Lakota) and Garden Coordinator keep the gardens going. This will depend on your interests and could range from coordinating volunteer work days, creating a website, developing a kickstarter, doing interview recordings, making videos, creating an art piece to raise awareness, writing blogs, etc. During the kick off, we will begin the process of brainstorming what this might look like for us throughout the year.
Applications due: Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016
Interviews: Sept 22-Sept. 23, 2016
MANDATORY Place-based Retreat Kick Off: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9 AM – 2 PM
Monthly Meeting in evening: November – May, day of week TBD
Volunteer days at Native American Medicine Garden
Sustainability Film Series First Thursdays 6:30 PM | November 3, February 2, March 2
All Day Worn Wear Event – re-ue and repair things, fairtrade clothing, slow fashion show, film! | April 5
Student Engagement Leadership Forum (SELF)-Sustain – UMN-Twin Cities | Friday April 7 and Saturday April 8
Sustainability Symposium | Saturday, April 14
At least 1 Frontier in the Environment Lecture Series (Wednesday @ 12)
We will also ask you to find one Sustainability Change Agent with whom you can an interview and then write up a blog piece for Sustainability Education that highlights what makes her or him a sustainability change agent (which gives you a publication!).