Category: Events

“Tlalocan. Water Paradise” Film screening and lunch conversation with Christine Siebe

  Please join us for a short film screening and lunch talk with PhD. Christine Siebe we will have a discussion about water scarcity and the anthropogenic effects on water and soil. When: Thursday, March 31, 12 pm Where: Environmental Hall, 4100 (450 Research Dr, Durham, NC 27708) CHRISTINA SIEBE is a member of the …

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Earth Day 5k

Thank you to all of the participants and volunteers that came to the Earth Day 5k!  It was a beautiful day and we had a great time!  If you were not able to attend but would still like to donate to the health clinic project in Honduras, please check out the project website.

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The Earth Day 5k fun run will take place on Duke University’s West Campus on April 21st starting @ 1:00pm (rain or shine). All proceeds from the race will go to a Health Clinic Expansion project in San Luis Planes, Honduras.  More information about this project can be found on the project website. REGISTRATION and RACE …

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Film Screening with WGELA: Cerro Rico, Tierra Rica

WGELA is hosting a screening of “Cerro Rico, Tierra Rica”, on Thursday, March 21st in Love Auditorium at Duke University.  Refreshments will be served starting at 5:30pm and the screening with start at 6:00pm. Joining us will be Juan Vallejo, director of the piece, who has agreed to participate in a discussion and Q&A after the screening. …

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Salsa Dancing Class

Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., 1601 Kent Street Durham, NC 27707  Interested in learning some new moves to bust out on the dance floor?  Love Latin music?  Want to celebrate Spring Break a few nights early? Then join us for Salsa lessons with an instructor from Fred Astaire Dance Studio! The Kent House …

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Coffee Talk with Ernesto Mendez

The Working Group for Environment in Latin America (WGELA) will be hosting a talk about coffee production in Latin America on Thursday, November 29th at 5:00pm in the LSRC room A247.  The speakers will be Ernesto Mendez, associate professor of agroecology and environmental studies from the University of Vermont, and Kim Elena Loenscu, sustainability manager for Counter Culture Coffee.    …

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Latin America Internship Panel

5:30pm-7:00pm, Tuesday, Oct 30th, 2012 at A158 LSRC, Duke University Interested in doing your internship in Latin America in the coming summer? Come and join the internship panel with WGELA and check out the resources we prepare for you. You will be meeting with our great panelists, Rachel, Susan and Tena, who all spent a …

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Marina Campos: When forest conservation meets human rights-The Rainforest Foundation’s approach

5:30-6:45pm, Monday, Oct. 22nd, 2012, Physics 130 For over 20 years the Rainforest Foundation’s mission has been to support indigenous and traditional forest peoples in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfill their rights. We argue that recognizing the rights of forest peoples is one of the most effective strategies to maintain standing forests. …

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Kick-Off Potluck

The bi-annual semi-respectable semester kick-off potluck was held last week and it was great fun! We have a really great new crop of WGELA members who really know how to cook. We’re all super excited about this coming year and have some great things planned. We encourage all of our fresh new faces to get …

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Project Gaia Clean Stove Cookout 24.03.11

WGELA’s philanthropy event for Project Gaia was a huge success! Altogether we raised $5,400 from donations and the sale of scarves which will go to provide 105 clean stoves to women in Haiti and Brazil. The capstone of the event was a cook-off in which four teams competed against each other using Project Gaia’s clean …

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