2015 Green Expo Workshops

Workshops:

All workshops will take place in the library conference rooms at the University Center on Trine’s main campus

Refer to program for more details

10:00-10:30 Amy Oberlin

Nature Journaling

This journaling workshop will follow in the footsteps of Jane Hine and Maurice McClue in taking regular notes about our observances of nature and offering a chronological glimpse of the world, its changes and its miracles for our own research and for the generations to come.

10:30-11:00 Tammy Alvord

Greening your laundry

The laundry products we find on our supermarket shelves are often filled with many chemicals that are easily absorbed into our bodies through our skin. What many don’t know is that it is very easy and inexpensive to make laundry soaps at home. These safe, yet effective products are better for us, our clothes and the environment! This workshop will demonstrate the process and send participants home with a free sample!

 11:00-11:30 Mantra Yoga Club

Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff, originally released in December 2007, is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the Stuff in your life forever.

11:00-12:00 LouAnn Homan                                          (Please note: this overlaps with one other workshop)

Haiku Poetry with Water Colors

Join Lou Ann Homan for this hour long workshop as she explores the colorful world of Haiku. This ancient form of Japanese poetry captures the beauty of the English language as well as our own environment. Lou Ann will teach the basics of this poetry and let you create your own pieces. Water color paints will be available for those wishing to add an artistic flair! This workshop is open to all ages!

12:00-1:00 Tammeron Jonesfrancis                           (Please note: this overlaps with one other workshop)

Sketching as Sustainable Practice

This brief introduction to sketch diary practice will include an illustrated discussion on the ‘language’ of drawing and a “hands on” sketching workshop. The introduction will discuss drawing’s grammar: the drawing stick, the drawing surface, place, foreground, background and edge. And I will describe why sketch diary practice supports sustainable practice. Drawing materials will be provided.

12:30-1:00 Jacob Biggs, Jack Guyas, Aryona Ostrander, Hannah Wiechec

Understanding Organics: The Public’s View

This interactive presentation will focus on what Organic foods are, including the pros and cons with using this type of product. Discussion will also include how organics are portrayed in the media and how that impacts the way we feel about buying organic food.

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