Archive for August, 2011

FRESH – A documentary film at SRU August 30

AmeriCorps and Community Service at Slippery Rock University is teaming up with the Macoskey Center and AVI Dining Services to show the movie FRESH, a documentary.  www.freshthemovie.com

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CSIL, Macoskey Center and AVI Partner to Show the Award Winning Movie Fresh During WOW Weeks Activities

Building on the sustainability and green programming already at SRU, the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, the Macoskey Center and AVI will co-host the showing of the film FRESH on Tuesday, August 30 at 8:30 P.M. at the front patio of the University Union. (Bring your lawn chairs.)

FRESH, a film by ana Sofia joanes, “is more than a movie, it’s a gateway to action.  It is a reflection of a rising movement of people and communities who are re-inventing our food system.  FRESH is a guide that empowers people to take an array of actions as energetic as planting urban gardens and creating warm composts from food waste, and as simple as buying locally-grown products and preserving seasonal produce to eat later in the year.” FRESH was an Official Selection of the 2009 Environmental Film Festival, the 2009 Sustainable Living Film Festival, 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival, 2009 Maine International Film Festival and the 2009 Kerry Film Festival.

In addition to the film, the audience will be entertained with live music from Butler natives,

Stephanie Frazen and Todd Heinsburg beginning at 7:30pm.  AVI, SRU campus food vendor, will offer apples, cider and organic popcorn to further set the mood of the film.

Earlier in the day, the Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research will host the Travelling Gypsy Chickens in the Quad.   In additional to its sponsorship of environmental films, the Macoskey Center educates about sustainability through a number of events, workshops and programs each year.  For additional information on its programming, please visit www.sru.edu/ramc.

“The CSIL is very excited about its partnership with the Macoskey Center and AVI to better educate our students and the surrounding communities on how to eat healthy on a budget, and improve their purchasing decisions. This is about real people, just like those living in our Slippery Rock area communities, taking action to make a difference,” stated Laurel Dagnon, CSIL Program Director.

The Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, division of Student Life at SRU, creates valuable developmental and educational opportunities through activities, programs, student organizations, community service, and leadership training.  For additional information on either the CSIL or the film FRESH, please contact Justin Dandoy at 724-738-2273.

Next SSR Meeting August 26

Our next Sustainable Slippery Rock Meeting will be Friday August 26 at GHUUC 7-9pm.
We’ll focus on the Village Fest and how SSR will be organized for the future.
In addition, Parker Maynard will speak about Local Agriculture, the Slippery Rock Community Farmers’ Market, and native plants.
Also, we have information about a sustainability rating program to be implemented in the Slippery Rock area, pointing towards areas of strengths and opportunity for our community.
Hope to see you there!