Friday, October 31, 2008

November Announcements & Events

For the newly “green,” Yes! Magazine runs a column in each edition called YES! But how?, which includes practical tips for eco-friendly, sustainable living. Our favorite: Grow your own fresh air.

Tell us. What are the best ways you’ve found to clear the air? Post your comments to ACHS’s new Facebook site, located at, and scroll through our upcoming events. Not a member? Sign up to post comments, become a fan, and receive evites to free community wellness events.

As of September 2008, ACHS has extended their commitment to sustainability and pledged their participation to PGE’s Save More, Matter More program. In replace of traditional power, ACHS pledges to use renewable power, which makes use of clean wind to save energy, cut costs, and help the environment. For 20 examples of how you can reduce your carbon footprint, visit the About page of our website.
Effective July 11, 2008, the Department of Veterans Affairs approved ACHS as an Institution of Higher Learning. This approval of the school was followed by approval of ACHS’s fully online career training and Associate’s degree programs. Approval for the Master’s degree was granted October 29, 2008. For information on VA Benefits and the MASCAM degree program, call 800-487-8839.

Join Australasian College of Health Sciences on Saturday, November 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our holiday open house. Activities include making natural gifts such as bath salts and scrubs, blending holiday scents, and tips for winter wellness. Event is free and open to the public; space is limited. To RSVP, call 503-244-0726.

Save money when you lock in 2008 rates. January is sure to bring New Year’s, new resolutions, and, unfortunately, new rates for the 2009 academic year. Save yourself money when you register today. November 15 is the registration deadline for courses beginning January 19; after the deadline, registration will be on a space-available-basis only. To register, call 800-487-8839.
ACHS students will be offered preferential placement in herbal apprenticeship opportunities with Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, MNIMH, AHG, the faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster. Practical training will include gardening, harvesting, and processing herbs.

For information, visit our website, click on Alumni, and scroll down to Mentoring and Apprenticeships for Herbalists. Interested parties can contact Chanchal directly at

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