Environmental Action Organization

Chocolate Presentation/Tasting Sign-ups

Location: 
Student Center
Date: 
October 26, 2011 11:00am - October 28, 2011 2:00pm

Join representatives from Kallari Chocolate for a presentation about the chocolate making process, sustainability, the impacts of the chocolate industry on the Ecuadorian economy and an organic chocolate tasting.

To attend the November 15th event (7pm in Hepburn auditorium) you must R.S.V.P. in the Student Center Wednesday Oct. 26th-Friday Oct. 28th 11-2.   

Kallari is an indigenous Kichwa association of small cocoa growers in the Ecuadorian Amazon that has gained international exposure for their launch of their own line of gourmet dark chocolate bars throughout the United States and Scandinavia. This educational and sensory stimulating lecture helps you learn to distinguish chocolate notes, discern roasting techniques and recognize origins. Participants will savor gourmet chocolates from around the world during the session, meanwhile developing sensory control of the palate and texture identification. The audience will gain familiarity with the numerous stages in cocoa production and bean preparation from an Amazon cocoa grower. Then, an experienced chocolatier will share about the regional flavors of cocoa beans, the process involved in chocolate making, and the economic impact of the world's third most important commodity. Chocolate bars processed nearby the cocoa groves will be matched up against the top rated leading gourmet, fair trade, and organic dark chocolates in a blind tasting that will challenge even experienced chocoholics.

Reusable Waterbottle Giveaway

Location: 
Student Center
Date: 
October 26, 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Thelmo, the Student Government, has purchased reusable waterbottles to give away. Pledge that you will stop buying plastic waterbottles in order to help SLU become more environmentally friendly.

EAO Meeting

Location: 
Sykes Formal Lounge
Date: 
October 5, 2011 8:00pm - 8:45pm

Hello all you tree huggers, movers, & shakers of the SLU campus:

Meet some new friends and smile lots while making the scarlet and brown just a little more green. Hop on your bike, ditch your homework, and head down to the lovely room in Sykes this Wednesday at 8, and remember: Just because the Sykes lounge is fancy, doesn't mean you have to be!

EAO Meeting

Location: 
Sykes Formal Lounge
Date: 
September 28, 2011 8:00pm - 8:45pm

Hello all you tree huggers, movers, & shakers of the SLU campus:

Meet some new friends and smile lots while making the scarlet and brown just a little more green. Hop on your bike, ditch your homework, and head down to the lovely room in Sykes this Wednesday at 8, and remember: Just because the Sykes lounge is fancy, doesn't mean you have to be!

Local Living Festival: Moving Planet Bike Ride

Location: 
Canton town park on the corner of Park Street
Date: 
September 25, 2011 11:00am - 2:30pm
Purpose: To advocate for the use of better, cheaper, healthier, safer, people powered transportation. 

Ride: 5 miles from the town center/village park to the Local Living Festival. Admission is free for riders of non-fossil powered transportation, so this is a no cost event unless you want to buy a hot dog. We will ride down east main to 68 to the extension farm.   There will be food made available to buy before the bike ride. The bike ride starts at 12:30.

The Festival is a grassroots celebration of all things local -- rural life skills, small-scale agriculture, green building and renewable energy.

There will be speakers and small workshops where anyone in the community can learn to be more sustainable at the community level. 

New York Powershift- Information Session

Location: 
Alumni Council Living Room
Date: 
September 15, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Join a subgroup of EAO for an information meeting about attending New York Powershift October 21-23 in Albany, New York.

Powershift is an environmental conference with the goal of teaching youth about activism to end environmental problems, specifically environmental issues in New York.  This conference includes educational workshops and influential speakers driven to empower youth.

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