Welcome Back to CEC!

Hey Longhorns,

Welcome back to the Forty Acres! We at the CEC wish everyone the best of luck with the fall semester, and hope to see you around at some of our upcoming events! Here’s a short list of where we’ll be on campus in the coming week, and how to get in touch with us:

Wednesday 9/3: 

Party on the Plaza Organization Fair: Come check out our table from 9-3!

First General Meeting: Swing by our meeting room (NOA 1.116) at 6:30 PM to hear more about how to get involved with everything from gardening to recycling to event planning with us this year (including member benefits, how to get a t-shirt, and chances to lead CEC projects)!

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Every Week

Concho Community Garden: CEC’s Concho Community Garden is gearing up for the fall semester—email us at gardening@utenvironment.org for information about getting your own plot (or a plot for your student org) or swing by our volunteer hours from 5-7pm on Thursdays and 9am-12pm on Sundays. Remember to bring a bottle of water, close toed shoes, and work gloves if you have them!

 UT Microfarm: The UT Microfarm is starting up their weekly workdays this week and they’re open to volunteers like you! Come out any Tuesday evening from 4pm to 7pm, or Saturday morning from 9am to Noon! Check our FB page for any updates. Remember to bring a bottle of water, closed-toe shoes, and work gloves if you got ’em! Let’s get our hands dirty!

Tailgate Recycling: Come join us for a football game this season and make a difference! Shifts run in 2 hour blocks from 9AM until kick off, so you don’t have to miss the game! Email tailgate@utenvironment.org for more info.

General Meetings: Meet us in NOA 1.116 at 6:30 PM each Wednesday to plan events, hear great guest speakers, watch documentaries, and discuss environmental issues in a social environment! CEC is DUES FREE meaning it’s free to be a member! Meeting attendance and attendance at events can help you earn an awesome CEC shirt, and will help make you eligible for a member retreat/adventure at the end of the semester!

Big Events

Food Week: Join us the week of October 20th as we celebrate Food Day with other campus organizations including Engineers for a Sustainable World, Club for Environmental Outreach, Food Studies Project, Students Against Cruelty to Animals, and more!

For more information about being sustainable on campus, check out our Sustainability Guide and see how easy it is to make a difference:

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As outgoing CEC Director I want to thank everyone who has supported and been a part of the CEC in the last year and welcome our new leaders, particularly the 2014-15 Director Jaclyn Kachelmeyer! Jaclyn and the new staff are enthusiastic and innovative, and I know they’ll have all sorts of great events, volunteer opportunities, and social fun for y’all to enjoy this year!

 As always, please email us at info@utenvironment.org with any questions or concerns, check out our website at utenvironment.org, and follow us on Twitter@UTCEC!

 

Green ‘em

-Emily

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