Mar 30

If you weren’t in the meeting this week, you missed out on an awesome presentation on air quality and social justice.  Dr. Tim Moore (Air Resources Engineering professor at Virginia Tech) gave a presentation based around his PhD project that he completed at Virginia Tech.  Dr. Moore built a mobile Air quality testing station based out of a small white news van, and did comparative tests against the EPA’s air quality tests.  Dr. Moore went to several low income neighborhoods in cities where EPA testing sites are located to compare local  neighborhood pollution levels to declared city-wide levels.  The presentation was very interesting, and the results were discomforting.  For more information on the project, check out: http://www.airqual.cee.vt.edu/flame/

Still haven’t been to a meeting yet this semester?  Drop by Smyth 146 on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm if you are interested.  No commitment is required, and membership does not require you to come to every meeting.

Announcements:

Come out to see Dubnium at Cabo Fish Taco on April 2nd @11pm for $5!  All proceeds go to Oxfam at Virginia Tech’s Haitian Well Project!

If you need a date, Oxfam at VT and the American Medical Association are putting on an April Fool’s Date Auction at 7pm in the Hillcrest Dining Room! Come out, get a date, and take him/her to Cabo!

The Environmental Coalition will be coordinating a three bin waste, recycling, and composting system for Relay for Life.  This is the first year that Relay for Life will be composting!  If you can spare an hour of your time the night of Friday, April 9th, we need lots of volunteers to help run recycling stations, train volunteers on composting, and help transport the recycling.  To sign up to help please fill out this survey:
https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1269533332699.
Email Jarrad Farris at 
farris@vt.edu or Alex Funk at funka@vt.edu if you have any questions about volunteering!
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