Sustainability – Spring 2015
MAY 30 WILD&SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL AT BRENAU DOWNTOWN CENTER PROMISES EXCITEMENT FOR EVERYBODY
Clean water and healthy rivers are prerequisites for a healthy life in North Georgia. Nobody knows that better than the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, an organization that has watched over the wellness of our main source of drinking water for many years. The Riverkeeper is offering a film festival with a selection of Wild & Scenic movies that illuminate concerns about environmental health issues in the South and elsewhere, but also offer spectacular views of America’s natural treasures. In addition, there are exhibits, and prizes to be won. Please visit the website to learn more details and purchase tickets.
BRENAU SORORITY DANCE COMPETITION WILL BENEFIT ST.JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
There won’t be any April Fool’s jokes in Brenau’s Pearce Auditorium on April 1, because the stage will be rocking with the 5-sorority dance competition hosted by Delta Delta Delta. This event, titled “DDD Dance Off”, begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $3, all of which will go to benefit St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“Anybody who enjoys artistic modern dance will have a great time watching the Dance Off. We have a great variety of styles and groups on the schedule, and all of them are reflective of popular culture during the past two decades,” said Monika Nwajei, philanthropy chair assistant of Delta Delta Delta. “The program styles are similar to what you see at nationwide competitions, including serious themes as well as fun hip-hop and some laugh-out loud pieces.” Ariana Snowden, philanthropy chair, pointed out the charitable goal of the competition. “All of the proceeds, including any additional donations people choose to make, are going to St.Jude, which is our chosen national charity.” The participating sororities are members of the National Panhellenic Council (NPC), which is an organization of 26 national and international fraternities and sororities. Judging from the enthusiasm and dance experience of the participants, the Golden Shoe awarded to the winning sorority will be a hotly contested prize.
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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper – Keeping Watch over our Waters
“GEORGIA COMMUTE OPTIONS” HELPS TAKE THE EDGE OF GETTING TO WORK
It won’t be long now before Georgia winter shows its teeth again. Whether you study or work at one of Brenau’s Gainesville locations, or in Norcross or Fairburn, the Greater Atlanta area has made driving difficult with ever-increasing volumes of traffic. The winter storms we can expect during the next 3 months are going to bring additional hazards, delays, and stress for all motorists.
Long-term solutions such as increased transit services, roadway improvements, and enhanced safety engineering take time and planning. Immediate remedies are offered by Georgia Commute Options (GCO) with free services to help commuters and their employers deal with traffic congestion in our region. By removing cars from the road, we can reduce traffic congestion. And we don’t have to do it alone.
The program offers the following incentives:
- $3 a Day – by switching from driving alone, you can earn $3 a day, up to $100. Commuters who live or work in any of the following Georgia counties are eligible: Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton.
- $25 Prizes – when you log clean commute trips with Georgia Commute Options, you are entered into a monthly drawing to win a $25 gift card
- $40-$60 Gas Cards – carpools of 3 or more people can receive monthly gas cards from $40-$60.
GCO also provides a free ride-matching service to assist in finding carpool partners, identify the best transit routes, and provide a Guaranteed Ride Home service if you ever have an emergency or get stuck at work and can’t take your normal ride home.
To get involved, you only need to carpool, vanpool, ride transit, telework, walk or bike to work. Detailed information about GCO’s incentive programs and other free services is available at gacommuteoptions.com or by contacting Rudi Kiefer, Director of Sustainability, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TREES, THE URBAN LANDSCAPE, AND URBAN FOREST STRIKE TEAMS
Video: Joan Scales of the Georgia Forestry Commission talks about trees, the urban landscape, and Urban Forest Strike Teams.
Note: this was one in a series of lunchtime talks. Please excuse the background noise from the cafeteria.
An opportunity for an unforgettable experience in 2015: Brenau in Guatemala !
For more information contact Dr. Rudi Kiefer, Director of Sustainability – email@example.com