Did You Know? Fact #20.

Today’s fact pertains to Wesleyan and Middletown’s collaborative efforts to promote sustainability.

While sustainability undoubtedly comes up in Environmental Studies classes and meetings for student groups such as the Enivronmental Organizers Network (EON), WesFRESH, and SAGES, it is also a topic that is presented at Orientation, Staff Trainings, and Reunion & Commencement.

If you’re looking to get engaged with topics of sustainability, look to April’s Earth Month Calendar. One event at 11AM on April 22nd, will take place at MxCC:

“Rethinking How Money Works: Monetary Reform as a Catalyst for Sustainability”
Chapman Hall, Room 808, Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Rd., Middletown
Facilitated by Justin Good and Michael Harris in partnership with the Middlesex Community College Sustainability Committee and Wesleyan Sustainability Office.

A workshop on monetary reform, community credit systems and local money as tools for addressing unemployment, social and economic justice and community development.  This workshop will offer an overview of the current monetary reform effort, with a focus on complementary currencies or local community-issued credit systems as catalysts for sustainable development. The session will feature a demonstration of Connecticut Sound Shares, a local community currency system currently operating in the Middlesex area. Read more info here.

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