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We had a great meeting tonight! Ina Alexatos, the Blanco Reforestation Coordinator for the Austin based non-profit organization TreeFolks came and did a presentation on her project and talked about how she applies geography to her career. Grasses and trees are an important aspect of flood mitigation along with providing great aesthetics to the beautiful Central Texas landscape! Thanks, TreeFolks, for your dedication to an important cause.

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Had an awesome time helping out at the 31st Annual Great Texas River Clean Up! Remember that what goes through storm water pipes and sewer drains could end up in watersheds, rivers, and creeks! Clean up trash wherever you see it to prevent our drinking water and natural habitats from being harmed.

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TreeFolks is a nonprofit Urban Forestry organization that is looking for volunteers this saturday to help plant trees along the blanco river near five mile dam. It's from 9-12. Sign up if you want to help out!

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with TreeFolks! A list of upcoming volunteer opportunities is below. After you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email and we’ll send you additional instructions a few days before your scheduled shift. Got questions? Please, check our Volunteer FAQ before em…
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If you stay a reporter long enough, stories that you covered once tend to come back to you again. In bad ways, and good: A cleaned-up chemical plant leaks a different toxin. A scientist goes back t…
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Don't forget to attend the SWIG meeting tonight! We will be discussing feminism in geography and what makes SWIG such an important organization. The meeting will be held in ELA 384 at 5:30pm. And yes, there will be food.

Writing for Atlantic Cities, Clare Foran takes a fascinating look at how Vienna, Austria redesigned its city to accommodate women. In 1999, city planners asked residents to fill out a survey about how they use public transportation, and found stark gender divides in how people spent their time—and t…
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Sojourner Truth Speech of 1851 performed at Kansas State University's 8th Diversity Summit April 1, 2011. Performed by Pat Theriault
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At tonight's meeting we had one of the Geography Department's newest professors, Dr. Devine, come in and do a presentation on intersectionality and what it means to be a feminist geographer. Anyone can be a feminist; as geographers our work and research should aim to benefit the earth, be nondiscriminatory, and make the world a more inclusive space for everyone. Thank you Dr. Devine for such an educational and eye-opening lecture! You truly are an activist and a scholar.

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Hello all! We are super excited about our first meeting tomorrow, Thursday, at 5:30 pm. This will be an informal meeting discussing this upcoming semester, meeting of new and returning members, followed by pizza and refreshments. Location will be ELA 344. We will also be selling t-shirts for $15 cash or card! See yall then!

Don't forget about our girl scout event this Saturday 10-1. This is a great opportunity to introduce geography to young women who could potentially be future geographers!

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SWIG has a busy (but great) week ahead!!

Tuesday (4/14) at 5:30pm is the last SWIG Meeting of the Academic Year! Come find out about the new officers for Academic Year 2015-2016, participate in a Scavenger Hunt, and get some free food!!

Saturday (4/18) is our GeoCaching with the Girl Scouts Event at Freeman Ranch! We still need some volunteers, so if you're free that day from 10-1, please let Clancy Taylor know (cat1@txstate.edu)!

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We hope to see you at one or both of our events this week!

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On this final day of Women's History Month 2015, we at Sow Much Good honor and thank Women Farmers around the Globe who have for generations cultivated the land... for the benefit of their families and the world. Though inequities based on gender norms are rife in the farming industry here and abroad; diminishing the significant contributions of women farmers who have for centuries practiced subsistence and large scale farming to feed the world; and although many of these women have been denied access to markets, equipment, capital and resources; it is still they who continue beckoning and nurturing the earth for the benefit of their families, their communities and all of us. Today, we salute and thank women for their important and continued, contributions to food and agriculture.

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