ON CAMPUS EVENT: Diversity and Environmental Engagement: A conversation with Whitney Tome, Thur. Nov 2 @ 4:30

Diversity and Environmental Engagement:
An informal conversation with Whitney Tome, Executive Director, Green 2.0 

Thursday, Nov 2 4:30-5:30
ES Common Room,
Adams Hall

Whitney Tome, as the executive director of Green 2.0, leads a campaign to increase the racial diversity of the mainstream environmental movement. Whitney was the director of diversity and inclusion at the National Parks Conservation Association, and a program manager and mediator at the Meridian Institute. At Environmental Defense Fund, Whitney served as a strategist in dozens of state and federal political campaigns and launched the Fisheries Leadership and Sustainability Forum. Whitney earned a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law.



On Campus Event: Bowdoin Public Service Initiative (Applications available & Info sessions scheduled)


Applications now available on program web pages

 “I was personally inspired with the idea that you could do something in your life that was not going to be measured purely by financial return, but by the ability to contribute to others.” – Thomas R. Pickering, Bowdoin Class of 1953, Former US Ambassador to the United Nations and career diplomat 

  • BPS in Washington – (sophomores) education seminar and immersion trip to Washington D.C. to explore topics in government and public policy. Deadline for application – November 8th at noon.
  • BPS Fellowship – (juniors) five funded internships to work in government and public policy in Washington, D.C. during summer 2018. Deadline for application – November 15th at noon.

Upcoming Info Sessions:

  • Monday, October 16 – 7:30pm, Baxter House Common Room (BPS in Washington and BPS Fellowship)
  • Wednesday, October 18 – 7:30pm, McKeen Center Common Room (BPS Fellowship)
  • Wednesday, November 1 – 12:30pm, McKeen Center Common Room (BPS in Washington)

Questions? After attending an info session, come to Sarah Chingos’ drop-in hours

Mondays 12:00-2:00pm and Thursdays 9:00-11:00am. Banister 201 – McKeen Center, in the belfry

Skype and FaceTime appointments are also available.

On Campus: Climate Change Action Theater at Bowdoin Needs You!

Want to participate in the Reading and Performance for Climate Change Theatre Action?

Do you like to talk about climate change? Are you passionate about the environment? Interested in exploring new avenues of climate communication? Want to participate in theatre that makes a difference?

Please consider participating in Climate Change Theatre Action! The Bowdoin Theatre and Dance Department and Masque & Gown are partnering with the Environmental Studies Department and Bowdoin Climate Action to be a part of a national theatre festival (CCAT) that presents short plays and one acts concerning climate change and climate science. The CCAT festival is an annual theatre festival that takes place globally; Bowdoin is one of many institutions involved. The performance takes place on November 5th, and we are in need of actors and directors and dramaturgs. Although directors will need to have had some experience directing productions prior to the CCAT, actors of all levels of experience (including none) are welcome! If you are interested in participating, please contact Madison Kuras ’18 (mkuras@bowdoin.edu) for more details. 

Presented by Bowdoin College department of theater and dance, Masque and Gown, and Bowdoin Climate Action


Internship Opportunity: Impact (on campus Oct 16-19)

Internship with Impact
Recruiter ON CAMPUS in Smith Union October 16-19
Days/times flexible

Impact is an advocacy project created by a coalition that includes Environment America and U.S. PIRG. Impact interns will conduct visibility events and news conferences to show congress public support for a clean environment. Campaign Organizer and recruiter Jacqueline Guyol (314-707-1445) will be on campus in Smith Union the week of October 16-19 to answer questions and interview candidates. Apply online here

Off Campus Activity: Volunteer at Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program Soup Kitchen (Thursdays)

Volunteer at Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program Soup Kitchen
Many slots available– especially on Thursdays

Help fight food insecurity here in ME with MCHPP. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks including sorting donated food, serving meals, chef’s helper, prep/server, dishwashers, and more. New volunteers can fill out the volunteer form and returners can sign up for shifts using VicNet. Volunteers are needed at the MCHPPs Soup Kitchen for a variety of tasks including chef’s helper, prep/server, and dishwashers. Contact Zoe Aarons or Kathleen Johnson.

Off Campus Events: Merrymeeting Gleaning Program & Maine Gleaning Week

 -Apple Gleaning at Rocky Ridge Orchard, Nov 5th (9-11am)

This event will be another large event where many of our gleaning volunteers will come together to glean all of the remaining apples that we can harvest from Rocky Ridge Orchard at the end of their season. This will take place from 9am-11am and would be great event for Bowdoin students. I’m hoping since this is on a Sunday, is relatively short, and since apple picking is a fun “sexy” gleaning activity, we can get a large Bowdoin contingent to go out with me this day. We are hoping to donate a bunch of fresh apples to many of our normal recipient organizations but are also considering strongly the possibility of turning many of the apples we collect into apple sauce at MidCoast Hunger Prevention Program, which students could also assist with if they were interested.

Contact Zach Hebert for more information: zhebert@bowdoin.edu

The Merrymeeting Gleaning programs works on a weekly collection and distribution cycle at local farms. Right now we are gleaning 5 days a week from 4 different places. . The sign-up links along with the times in the day for each of those are attached here:


On Campus Event: Bowdoin Public Service Initiative Info Sessions

Bowdoin Public Service Initiative Info Sessions

  • Thursday, October 12, 7:30pm, Banister 106 (BPS in Washington)
  • Monday, October 16, 7:30pm, Baxter House Common Room (Both programs)
  • Wednesday, October 18, 7:30pm, McKeen Center Common Room (BPS Fellowships)
  • Wednesday, November 1, 7:30pm, McKeen Center Common Room (BPS in Washington)

The BPS Initiative is a  new College program aimed to help students gain insights into the rewards and challenges of serving the common good through careers in government, public service and policy. If you are a sophomore, come learn about BPS in Washington – an educational seminar on topics in public service followed by a one-week immersion trip to Washington D.C. If you are a junior, come learn about BPS Fellowships, which will offer support for five summer internships in public service in Washington D.C. during Summer 2018. Contact Sarah Chingos.

On Campus Event: Graduate School Fair, Tuesday, Oct 3, 3:30-5:30, Smith Union

Join us this October for our annual Graduate School Fair! We’ll pack Smith Union with over 80 schools who represent a variety of graduate and professional programs.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about top graduate programs and the application process, or to just explore graduate school and ask questions. You’ll have a chance to talk with representatives about post-graduate options and what’s available to you.

The fair is always a lively event, and an important opportunity for students considering graduate school as an option sometime after Bowdoin. Come to the Grad Fair prepared with questions for representatives. Don’t be afraid to engage with reps — this is why they’re here, and they enjoy talking with students!

View the attendees below! You can also download the table set up to know where schools’ tables will be located on the day of the fair.