We are currently in the process of developing internship projects for both college and high school service learning or independent study students. For more info, contact Katie Kovach or Sandy Smith-Nonini at yikes.contact @ gmail.com.
In the summer of 2012 we are assisting the NC School of Science and Mathematics in gathering mentors for and developing projects for their upcoming sustainability year, when students will form teams to develop hands-on projects around green themes.
Our current part-time staff person, Max Rice, is a former student intern (now graduated) from UNC. Max coordinated the Re-Hashed Trash bash at UNC in late 2010 (see below).
The UNC team sponsored an Upcycling Contest during the month of November 2010 –called The Re-hashed Trash Bash. The awards “bash” was held on campus, the evening of Dec. 2, w/ enviro- education speakers, healthy food, and an awards ceremony. (see Recyclique (home) page for details on winners and the event). The contest had categories for art and useful products, and a $100 top prize. It was open to high school students, the university and the wider community — entries had to be made of at least 85% waste or recycled materials.
In fall 2010 about a dozen UNC service learning students (from two classes) and other volunteers worked w/ Anthropology Professor Sandy Smith-Nonini to develop on-campus projects. Several students lent support to the Carrboro-Chapel Hill Transitions Town group in planning and hosting a Energy & Community Resilience Fair for the afternoon of Oct 10 –(one of many 10-10-10 events nationally in coordination with the 350.org campaign to stop climate change.)
Other student activities in 2010-11: