Monthly Archives: October 2011

Next Organizing Meeting

The next time our Organizing Committee will meet is on Wednesday November 23rd at 4 pm in the SGRC (5th floor Mackenzie Building).  During this meeting we’ll be brainstorming new ideas so, if you got some, please come and share!


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OGG Lunch Presentation: The Science of Judgement

The Ottawa Geotechnical Group (OGG) is pleased to announce the following CCLT luncheon presentation:

The Science of Judgement

By Steven G. Vick

Date:   FRIDAY, October 28, 2011
Time:   11:45 am: Registration
12:00 pm: Lunch (Hot Buffet)
12:45 pm: Presentation
Location:       Hellenic Community Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Admission:    $15 for OGG members; $20 for non-members; $10 for students (cash or cheque)
RSVP:            Michel Timmons ( by Noon October 26, 2011

Click Here for More Info on the presentation

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Next Organizing Committee Meeting

Two brains are better than one... more than two brains? Watch out!

Our next organizing committee meeting will take place the week of Monday November 21st. The questions is, at what time? If you are interested in becoming more involved, please let us know what time is best for your schedule by filling our a Doodle Poll.

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Green Energy Symposium

The second annual Carleton University Green Energy Symposium (CUGES) is set to take place next Saturday November 5th in Minto Foyer at Carleton University.

The best thing about this day-long conference is that it is free for all attendees and includes lunch and refreshments. The conference aims to break new ground when it comes to raising awareness and knowledge of sustainable development, on both a social and technological level. Guests will be exposed to several educational morning presentations from industry experts in various facets of sustainability. During the afternoon, a thought-provoking panel discussion on Poverty and the Environment will challenge industry experts to present their ideas on global consumption.

  •  Date: Saturday, November 5
  • Location: Minto Centre Foyer, Carleton University Campus
  • Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (see attached agenda here for detailed schedule)
  • Cost: Free, including refreshments and lunch; pre-registration is not required

 Students of all ages, faculty members, industry professionals and outside guests are all welcome. Any inquiries may be directed to the Carleton University Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering Society (SREE Soc.), at

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Poll: Intramural Team

Hey Sports Fans,

The SEEDS executive has been thinking about getting together a SEEDS intramural team for the winter semester. The question is, for which sport?! If you would be interested in joining an intramural team please fill out the poll. If you would be interested for more than one sport, then refresh and vote again! Vote for as many sports as you would like to play on a team for.

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Rising Acceptance of GMOs!

GMOs seem to finally be overcoming old prejudices!  Recently the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics published an article showing that consumers were willing to pay up to 25% more for transgenic foods that were modified to be healthier.

Details can be found in the Science Daily article.

Increasing GMO share of agriculture products opens the door for huge efficiency gains in agriculture as well as decreased use of pesticides – an all around win for everyone.  As it stands, the Organic Food label still excludes any foods produced containing GMOs.

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ASHRAE Meeting Time Change

Attention all SEEDS members. For those of you who don’t already know, Carleton university is implementing a ASHRAE Student Chapter. Getting involved in this chapter means you will have the opportunity to NETWORK with professionals involved in sustainability, LEED and Smart building design! Come out to their information night this Monday October 17th at 6:00pm in SGRC (room 5326 Mackenzie). If you cannot make the meeting but your interested in becoming a member email Laura Creswell and Katie McNeil at

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