Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Upcoming Events and Things!

Big thanks to those of you who came out to the meeting on Monday! We established two officer positions: 1)President - Grace Tuschak, and 2) Secretary/Treasurer: Daniel Balo.
This term we have some really cool things planned, check it out:

First Event - Joel Salatin at Furman!!
The Upstate Forever Organization has been instrumental in bringing Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms to lecture at Furman. As the student chapter, will be co-sponsoring this CLP event on October 15th at 7pm (along with Environmental Action Group, Furman in the Garden, and Bartram Society) featuring a lecture by Joel Salatin of Polyface farms, "America's premier non-industrial food production oasis" located in Virginia. A very entertaining and dynamic speaker, Joel was featured in Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan as well as the recent documentary Food, Inc. Everyone should come to this event, it's going to be great!
Check out Polyface Farms: www.PolyfaceFarms.com

Save our Saluda CLP + River Clean Up
We also have plans in the works to bring a speaker from the local conservation group Save Our Saluda to (CLP) talk about the current state of the Saluda River (sixth most polluted in the country, guys!) and we will also plan a river clean up soon afterwards. We'd love to co-spo with some other groups on this as well.

Keep checking back, we also now have a "FUUF" forum to make it easier to keep track of this group's plans! :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

First Meeting!!

Our first meeting will be Monday, September 14 at 7pm in Furman 107!!

This will be an organizational and planning meeting to discuss officer positions (this is a brand new club!) as well as plans for this semester.

We will give an introduction to the organization of Upstate Forever, its mission and work in the upstate of South Carolina. In the meantime, you can check out their website here.

This student chapter will serve as an extension of the Upstate Forever organization and seek to connect the Furman student body with ecological issues in the upstate of South Carolina. Please come join us if you are interested in getting involved with the greater Greenville community and and making a difference in the upstate's environmental challenges.