First Meeting Of The Semester.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the first meeting! In case you weren’t there, we introduced all of our officers, talked about past and ongoing EC events, and played a few games to get to know each other. Personally, I had a great time meeting all of the new potential members.

This year (provided there is enough time) we will be trying to do a regular blog post to the website to keep everyone updated. If you missed the first meeting, I would suggest heading over to the Google Group http://groups.google.com/group/vt-environmental-coalition?hl=en to see exactly what everyone in the EC is talking about. For those who don’t know – the Google Group is basically an online forum dedicated to the EC. Anyone can view it, and anyone can post to it (once they have applied to the Google Group, and been approved). We use the Google Group primarily for discussion outside of meetings, as well as posting important documents such as minutes from the meetings. People post current events around the area that are of interest to the EC, as well as job listings. The Google Group also keeps us from spamming everybody on the listserv. It is important for all members who want to stay involved to regularly check the Google Group and contribute to group discussions. If you haven’t already, go ahead and create a google account (not a g-mail) and sign up for the Google Group.

3 major things going on this week and next week that you should know about:
1) Tonight there is a silent auction going on at the XYZ gallery next to More Than Coffee in downtown Blacksburg. This silent auction features pieces from a collection titled “ArtFood.” All pieces were donated by local artists (many from the EC!) with the proceeds benefiting The Southeast Youth Food Activist Summit.

2) The second Environmental Coalition meeting! This Tuesday at 7pm in Smyth 146. Trust me, you’ll want to be there.

3) The Southeast Youth Food Activist Summit. This is happening next weekend, February 5-7. This event is going to be incredible. We are all carpooling down to Chapel Hill NC for the weekend, where we will learn everything there is to know about eating and farming sustainably. Details can be found here:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=249268766083&index=1
and you can register here:
http://www.syfas.org

See you on Tuesday!

-Cameron

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