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Blog from December, 2009

I'll be driving from Durham, NC to New Hampshire on December 22nd and back to Durham on January 2nd or 3rd.  My sister and dog will be with me, but there is one more seat if anyone wants to save some carbon and some cash.  It would be great if you could help a little with gas money, but that's all!  Glad  to let you off where you need to go as long as it doesn't entail lots of extra driving.  My net ID is cr132 if you want to get in touch.  Happy holidays!

Need a ride to DC?

Nich school t-shirts and hoodies--available Finals Week

Nicholas School t-shirts and sweatshirts will be available next week in Hug Commons.  They will say Duke Environment on the front with the logo on the back like last year's shirts.  Great presents!!!  All proceeds will benefit the Environmental Internship Fund.

Short-sleeved t-shirts, $10 (women's fit shirts available!)
Long-sleeved t-shirts, $15
Hooded sweatshirts (zip-front too!), $25 

From Anvil, the shirts are available in organic or recycled cotton with lead free ink.  More details soon about sales times.

The Working Group for Environment in Latin America presents:

As our semester comes to an end, WEGLA would like to offer you a short study break
with a cup of warm, tasty & sustainable coffee and snacks during the talk of Duke
alumnus, Ruben Gonzalez.  He has been working with communities in Nicaragua for sustainable development and organic coffee production.

** Additionally, you can get a holiday gift of sustainable coffee available at the lecture** Get some for your friends and family!

Ruben Gonzalez: The director of a NGO SCSRN(SISTER COMMUNITIES OF SAN RAMON,
Learning from community development, conservation and sustainable rural
business: A challenge and prospect in a community in Nicaragua

Thursday, December 10th at 5:30 PM
Room TBA, The Levine Science Research Center, Duke University
Hot San Ramon coffee and snacks served.

Based here in Durham, SCSRN is the developer and owner of Finca Esperanza Verde
Ecolodge, Organic Coffee Farm and Private Forest Reserve. FEV is
self-sustaining through revenue from tourism and coffee sales. This economic
development project provides jobs and much-needed income to the people of San
Ramón. FEV also offers tourists a cultural immersion experience, connections
with the people of San Ramón, and an opportunity to support the community
through an economic model that is self-sustaining and reduces paternalism.

located in Durham.
He is also a founding member of the Alliance for Conservation and
Development, a Panamanian NGO. Ruben is an alumnus of the Program for
International Policy at Duke University.

Please email Akiko Haruna@WGELA Duke university with questions.

furniture for sale

Hey I am moving out in two weeks. I have a desk, dresser with bookshelves, and a mattress/bedframe for sale (purchased in 2007) for sale. Let me know if you interested.




I have a room in a 2-bedroom one bath house in the watts-hillandale neighborhood available.  It is close to 9th street shops and a short bike ride to campus.  If anyone is interested, I am looking to secure a roommate for Jan-May 10. The address is 2022 englewood.  Rent it $462.50 + utilities.  I do have a indoor/outdoor cat and another is welcome.


Contact jmj22 for details

My friend is coming here to visit the weekend of the 1/17 bball game against Wake.  I need to find a ticket for her!  Please contact me if you have a ticket or know someone who does and is willing to sell it to me. 

email: karen.dove at duke...

Apartment for Rent

Available January 15th!! *Watts St. - is a small apartment building (a fourplex: 2 apartments upstairs and 2 downstairs) located in Trinity Park, which is a charming, quiet, residential neighborhood in walking distance (1 block) of Duke's East Campus and a quick bus ride to West campus. The available apartment is located downstairs with central A/C, carpeting and washer/dryer hook-ups. $750/mth Nonsmoking. SD, lease & references required. Call (919) 286-5707 or email vmatherly@psych.duhs.duke.edu <mailto:vmatherly@psych.duhs.duke.edu>.

2744 McDowell Rd - $525 + 1/3 utilities

Spacious 3BD house in Duke Forest with two roommates (1 Nicholas School, 1 law school), 2 miles from West Campus. Dishwasher, garbage disposal, fridge, gas range, washer, drier. Brick patio and yard. Hardwood floors throughout. Room has private 1/2BA with shared shower. Available December 15th. Contact Greg Davies at 717-475-2698 or gmd7

I have a winter formal ticket for sale, as I can no longer go. Call 336 746 5737 or e-mail me at kgl5@duke.edu