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Poster and Information about our upcoming speaker!


March 24, 2010 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment

New Members + Solar TX

ECOS Club,
We received 22 new members through the Activity Mart, so WELCOME, new greenies, to the ECOS Club! Please make sure to check out our blog at to learn more about us (it has pictures, past events, minutes and all of our e-mails!).
Our regularly scheduled meetings are normally on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday, from 1PM-2PM, but we’ve made a club decision to actually do most of our work through e-mail. We’ll be still doing events, but instead of having a meeting to talk about upcoming events, we will mostly be sending out e-mails and updating the blog regarding it. We welcome your input on this change, of course! What this boils down to is: If we have any meetings, we will e-mail you first to let you know about the change, but until then, our regularly scheduled meetings are discontinued.
We also recently created a group with erideshare to help faciliate the carpooling effort on campus. That group is In order to post something, you must create an account with erideshare (it’s free and they do not spam). Whenever you click the link, “Post your carpool offer/request” it asks for a group password at the end of the form. That password is abc123$
We recently got an e-mail from a Josh Freiman,
I am trying to help get petition postcards sent and phone calls made to Gov. Rick Perry to support a new solar energy initiative. Unfortunately, a lot of the organzing goes on down in Houston, but I think there is some untapped local interest here in Montgomery County. I hoped that you and other members of the MOCO-ECO organization might consider adopting this environmental cause and maybe spending some time trying to get students at Lone Star college to sign on.  
Here’s a link to the campaign website:
I hope you all consider getting involved with me, and I look forward to hearing back from you. You can reach me by email or phone at 713-775-7688.
If anyone is interested in getting involved with this campaign please go ahead and contact him and check out the website.
That’s all for now, but stay turned for information on the butt-out (cigarette clean-up) date with Keep TX Beautiful and our video skit!
Stay Green,
Crystal Lovelady
ECOS President

February 11, 2010 at 12:04 am Leave a comment

Erideshare Group + The Lost Generation!


We now have an erideshare group to host our carpooling effort and better organize our listings!

Check out the erideshare group by clicking here.(

All you need to do is create a basic account with erideshare (it’s free and they don’t spam you!) and then you can post your listing.

Check this video out!

Stay Green,
Crystal Lovelady

ECOS president

February 4, 2010 at 10:43 pm Leave a comment

Water Conservation Swirl Issue

ECOS Club,
Swirl has asked me to let everyone know that they are in need of more submissions in order to make their issue about water. If they receive enough submissions, they would be able to make a water theme for the newest issue being released later this semester. This would be a great way to raise about conservation issues, or even just to celebrate the beauty of water (it composes most of your body, afterall)! Make sure you get your submissions in SOON, because even though the deadline has passed, they are really hoping to get more submissions so that they can make the water theme happen. If you have any poetry, prose, scripts, photography, traditional art or even pictures of your physical creations that in ANYWAY relate to water, make sure to e-mail
Stay Green,
Crystal Lovelady
ECOS President

February 2, 2010 at 11:21 pm 1 comment

February Events with the Indus Valley Sustainable Living Institute

We are doing several permaculture related hands on workshops in February. These workshops will give confidence that students need to go and start the project in their backyard.
As usual all profits will go to support our Non Profit “Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary“.
And to support our community we are offering 2 internships for each workshop to students, retire, unemployed or low-income person.

We have Michael Judd of Project Bona Fide fame coming over from Nicragua to teach us about Food Forest, Swales Gardens, Mushroom cultivation on logs and Mush room Patch, Straw Bale Gardening. He will be supported by our local Native Tree expert Jason McKenzie from Piney Wood Nursery. We may also have Heidi from Tree Search Farm join us if her schedule opens up.

Our “Build your own Rain Barrel” Class is coming up just around the corner. Master Gardners of Montgomery County has offered their Rain Water Harvesting specialist to teach this hands on Workshop.

We are touched by all the generousity these top specialist in their fields are showing to help the animals at the sanctuary.

Please forward these classes to your networks if you think they will benefit from any of these offerings so we can have great turn out and can continue bringing in top quality specialist to teach these workshops.

Build Your Own Rain Barrel – Saturday, Feb 13th 2010, 9:30 – 12:30

Participant will construct a 55 gallon Rain Barrel from a recycled plastic food grade containers to take home with them for immediate use. Cost: $75 (Fee covers the cost of rain barrel, materials and instructions)

Fundraiser for project Bonafide – Friday, Feb 26th 2010, 6pm-9pm

Absynthe Lounge, 609 Richmond Ave
Project Bona Fide is a non-profit organization working toward sustaining culture through organic agriculture, community correlated outreach, and re-forestation projects in Nicaragua. Wine, light hors d’oeuvres and a bar drink
Also on hand will be Nicaraguan art and jewelry at great prices with proceeds
benefi ting Project Bona Fide and local artists. If you can’t make it but would
love to donate please contact the email –

Wild About Mushrooms – Saturday, Feb 28th 2010, 9:00 am- 12:30pm

You can grow delicious and nutritious culinary and medicinal mushrooms in your own garden or home (in apartments, on rooftops and patios, too!) In this interactive class you will learn the type of mushrooms that grow well in our area, the conditions required and the equipment you will need.  We will discuss growing mushrooms on logs and stumps. sawdust and wood chips and other natural culture options.  The class will also cover the basics of mushroom science and how fungi functions in nature. Learn how to inoculate stumps, logs, and sawdust bags. Take home your

Mushroom Log. Cost: $45 (Fee covers the cost of Mushroom Log)

Organic Vegetarian/Vegan Lunch – Saturday, Feb 28th 2010, 12:30 – 1:30, $15

We are providing the lunch in case you want to stay for both classes or want to stay

after first class or want to come early for the second class. We need to know the

count before hand so please let us know in advance

Straw bale gardening and Mushroom Patch – Saturday, Feb 28th 2010, 1:30 – 4:00

Straw bale gardening is referred to as “inspired laziness” and creates an instant garden that can be

Planted in just a few weeks! Don’t have access to a garden space or soil? Plant in straw bales! Don’t want to spend time hunching over your garden beds? Straw or hay bale gardening is the easiest and most instant way to garden, and it asks very little of your back. Trade your shovel for the hose as we learn to turn bales into plant food and loamy soil. In an urban garden, this technique rejuvenates compacted or depleted soil and is a great way to grow your own raised bed.

Join us for this fun, hands-on class to learn about this innovative growing technique! We will

discuss growing mushrooms in sawdust and wood chips and other natural culture options. We will also be building a mushroom patch using wood chips and sawdust. Cost: $35

Suburban Swale and Food Forest Workshop – Sunday, Mar 1st 2010, 9:30-4:30

Sculpt your lawn into an edible Eden. Learn to transform dry and monotonous landscapes into verdant gardens. By building swales on contour we will create raised growing beds that help capture rain and moderate storm waters while turning your lawn into an edible paradise! This easy-to-learn, low-tech skill is a building block for any home or homestead. And it’s fun to get your hands in the earth!

Cost: $75 (Fee includes whole day workshop plus organic vegetarian lunch)

Indus Valley Sustainable Living Institute
2463 Bill Smith Rd, Conroe, TX – 77384
(We are in The Woodlands!)

February 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment

Activity Mart + Minutes

ECOS Club,
We need some members to sit down at our booth at the Activity Mart in February, so here’s the information about when it happens:
The activity mart will be held between 11AM-2PM in Building A in the commons on Wednesday, February 3rd and Thursday, February 4th. I will be there both days from 1PM-2PM and Professor Devoley will be there 11AM-1PM on Thursday and for some of Wednesday, also. This is big for us each semester, because it’s how we get new members and get the word out about us! We’ll be passing out information about us and what we stand for. Please get back with us if you’re able to sit down at the booth, even for just 30 minutes or a hour. The more students involved, the better! We’ll have a full table display.
We will NOT have a meeting the week of the Activity Mart.
What time is good for everyone to meet? If you have a specific time on Monday or Wednesday that you can meet once or twice a month for the club, please e-mail me or Professor Devoley that information. Again, my e-mail is
We discussed a couple events at the meeting. March and April both have big events (Spring Fling, Earth Day, our big speaker!). These events are further on down the line, so for now we’ll talk about February!
  • We would like to film a short skit for an elementary school 2nd grade class on littering. This will be very DIY, and mostly just be a few of us getting together and filming with a flip camera (which I can provide and do the editing for). It’ll take place on campus. We’ll have Professor Devoley be the angry Recycle Police that yells at us, so it should be a laugh! Let me know if you’re interested in being a part of the video.
  • Camping. Who wants to do it on a weekend at the Huntsville State Park? They have horseback riding, canoeing, hiking, mountain bike trails – it’s ECOS heaven on Earth!
  • Butt-out! We’ll be contacting Keep TX Beautiful and give you details when we hear more news, but we’ll be doing a cigarette butt clean-up soon, as well as  HWY clean-up. It’s a great way to really show what we’re about to the campus and community. Look out for our blog and e-mails for an update on the where and when!

That’s all for now, green cadets! As always…

Stay Green,

 Crystal Lovelady

ECOS President


January 29, 2010 at 4:11 pm Leave a comment

Recycle Day Pictures 2009.

December 2, 2009 at 5:55 pm Leave a comment


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