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Zipcars are coming to Oxy

Zipcars are coming to Oxy! Starting the first week of September 2010, two zipcars will be parked on the Occidental campus for members to rent. All Occidental community members 18 years and older can join Zipcar at www.zipcar.com/oxy for $35.00

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Manipulating the Public Agenda: Why ACORN Was in the News, and What the News Got Wrong

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Peter Dreier, E.P Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and Urban & Environmental Policy Program director, Occidental College, (323) 259-2913, dreier@oxy.edu Christopher Martin, professor of journalism, UNI Department of Communication Studies, (319) 273-7155, martinc@uni.edu Note: Read “Manipulating

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Posted in Politics & Elections, Press Release

Please join me to discuss “Out of California’s Quagmire”

Friends – Please join me next Tuesday for an interesting discussion about California’s budget crisis, its impact, and what we can do to fix it.  LA City Controller Wendy Gruel and Nancy Berlin, director of the California Partnership, will be

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June 4: Free Screening of Food, Inc.

The California Farm to School Program, a project of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) is co-sponsoring a free screening of the new film, Food, Inc. Food, Inc. exposes America’s industrialized food system and its effect on our environment, health, economy and workers’ rights.

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new student garden @ oxy

A new student-run organic garden and composting program is getting underway in the lawn area below the UEP/UEPI building. Congrats to the FEAST club for working so hard to plan and build support for this project. Thanks to the President’s

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bikes @ oxy

Last fall, the ASOC renewable energy & sustainability fund allocated money to buy ten new bike rack for the Occidental campus. Some of the new rocks have already been installed near the library, Samuelson pavilion, and the Chilcott. Facilities will

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Local Media for Social Change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Amanda Shaffer, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College | 323-259-2759 | Shaffer@oxy.edu | commoncause.org/mediasummit LOS ANGELES – California Common Cause, the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute and the Center for Media Justice present an informative

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Solar at Oxy?

With a new President of Occidental College joining the school later this year, an Oxy alum as the new President of the United States, and a new Occidental Sustainability Committee in place, what better way to build upon this energy

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Kresge Grant to Fund Healthy Preschool Food Project

Re-posted from Occidental’s  Office of Communications: Building on previous success with schoolchildren nationwide, a $395,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation will make it possible for the Occidental College Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) to extend healthy food and wellness

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Posted in Farm to Preschool

bike racks & enviro outreach thanks to renewable energy fund

A year ago, students at Occidental College voted to amend the constitution of their student government system to create the ASOC Renewable Energy & Sustainability Fund. The Fund would be paid for by voluntary student fees and would support projects

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