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'''committed to making our community more environmentally aware and active''' <br>
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'''Green Grads are a group of environmentally-aware, environmentally-active UConn Graduate Students.  We are committed to:
 
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*Environmentally-Mindful Recreation
  
'''===Announcements===
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*Promoting Environmental Awareness and Sustainability, on- and off-campus
  
'''Upcoming Events!'''<br>
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*The Well-Being of the Environment and the People who Depend upon it, Locally and Globally
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''' <br>
  
1.  On Monday, April 26th, we are organizing a NATURE CLEAN UP WALK/
 
ICE CREAM SOCIAL from 4-6pm.  Join Green-Grads in cleaning up the
 
campus and surrounding trails!  All participants get FREE ice cream
 
from the Dairy Bar!!  Meet us just outside of Torrey Life Sciences, on
 
North Eagleville Rd (across from the cemetery) at 4pm.  Contact Maria
 
Pickering (maria.pickering@uconn.edu) or Karolina Fucikova
 
(karolina.fucikova@gmail.com) for questions or more information.
 
  
  
2.  Friday, April 30th, is SAVE THE FROGS Day.  In honor of the frogs,
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===Announcements===
EEB graduate student and frog expert, Kristiina Hurme, will be giving
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a lecture at 7:30pm in the Biology Physics Building room 131.  We also
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have some awesome give-aways for this event- so come, learn about
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frogs, and leave with head full of frog info AND some really cool (and
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free) froggy gear!  For more information email Kristiina at:
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kristiina.hurme@uconn.edu.<br>
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[[Image:SavethefrogsGG.jpg]]
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To be added to the Green Grads email list, please send an email to [mailto:uconngreengrads@gmail.com uconngreedgrads@gmail.com]
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Our UConntact page: https://uconntact.uconn.edu/organization/greengrads<br>
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We are currently not maintaining a roster on UConntact, but you may join there if you wish.<br>
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'''Upcoming Events!'''<br>
  
3. Reminder: Give & Go! This program runs during move-out week (May
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1. INFORMATION MEETING!<br>
5th-May 9th).  It keeps useful items out of the trash, and donates
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH<br>
them to local charities.  It is an amazing way to reduce waste AND
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3:30 PM<br>
give back to the community.  Please consider volunteering for this
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BAMFORD ROOM<br>
program.  You can sign up at
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(ROOM 171B IN THE TORREY LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING)<br>
http://www.studentactivities.uconn.edu/co_csd_individual.php, or
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through Green Grads by contacting us at uconngreengrads@gmail.com.
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JOIN US FOR PIZZA AND PLANNING FOR THE YEAR AHEAD!
  
'''*Next Meeting: TBA - we need to have officer elections, folks!''' <br>
 
* September 13th: Mansfield Festival on the Green - mark you calendar and contact Karolina if you'd like to volunteer.
 
* Fall semester - we'll have opportunities to participate in the events of Mansfield's Natural Area Volunteers, so get your field clothes out of the closet :)
 
* Stickers (for paper towels, elevators, etc.): [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Green_grads_logos Logo Contest]
 
* Batteries of all kinds can be recycled in TLS 175 (Ken Bernier), in case you didn't know!
 
* POSTERS: If you feel like spreading the word about GG, or just promoting recycling or composting, here are some posters you can use [[Image:GreenGradsPosters2.pdf]]
 
  
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2. Mansfield Festival on the Green<br>
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Sunday, September 23, 2012<br>
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Noon - 5:00 pm<br>
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In front of E.O. Smith High School<br>
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Website: http://www.mansfieldct.gov/content/1914/6514/6522/7898/default.aspx<br>
  
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We're helping keep this a low-waste event by sending volunteers to man the waste stations, to direct people to recycling and composting.<br>
'''Our current agenda:'''
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We'll have a volunteer sign-up sheet at the Sept. 5th meeting, or email Hayley ([mailto:hayley.kilroy@uconn.edu hayley.kilroy@uconn.edu]).<br>
* audit of energy consumption for our buildings
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<br><br>
* promoting public transportation and biking instead of driving: a mass transit promotional breakfast in the fall
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* promoting recycling and using reusable utensils
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* reducing waste at catered events, e.g. the [[Graduate Research Symposium]] and the Teale lectures: providing non-disposable plates and silverware (and washing them afterwards); collecting leftovers for the grad lounge.
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* Move-Out Day, Move-in Day
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* ...
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'''Things YOU can do TODAY:'''
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* Conserve energy - take shorter showers, turn off your computer at night, etc.
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* Print and copy on both sides of the page
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* Recycle all plastics labeled 1-7 in departmental bins
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* Take the stairs, not the elevator
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* Ride the bus/carpool
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* Spread the word :)
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{| border="1" cellpadding="2" align="right"
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!style="background:#efefef;" width="200" align="center"|Task
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!style="background:#efefef;" width="150"|Volunteer
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| stickers and recycling|| Vanessa, Karolina, Leah
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|-
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| Earth Day booth|| Kristiina, Geoffrey
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|-
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|Carpooling/Biking/Mass transit event|| Kristiina, Karolina
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|Move out day|| Tsitsi, Karolina
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|Symposium trash reduction || Maria
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|Surplus garden food || Bryan, Brian
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|Community outreach || Maria, Bryan, Leah
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|Campus-wide PR || Beth, Maria
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|Task 10 || Volunteer 10
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|}
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===Contact===
 
===Contact===
uconngreengrads@gmail.com
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[mailto:uconngreengrads@gmail.com uconngreedgrads@gmail.com]
 
<br>
 
<br>
or see the member list below.
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or see the officer list below.
 
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Faculty Advisor: [[Eric Schultz]]
 
Faculty Advisor: [[Eric Schultz]]
 
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'''Members:'''<br>
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'''Officers:'''<br>
[[Maria Pickering]] (Secretary)<br>
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Hayley Kilroy M. (Chairperson)<br>
[[Carrie Fyler]]<br>
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Alyssa Borowske (Secretary)<br>
[[Amanda Wendt]] <br>
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Kasey Pregler (Treasurer) <br>
[[Karolina Fučíková]] (President)<br>
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[[Brian Klingbeil]] <br>
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<br><br><br>
[[Bryan Connolly]] <br>
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[[Kristiina Hurme]] <br>
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'''Our Constitution and Bylaws:'''<br>
[[Elizabeth Wade]] <br>
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Note: our Constitution was updated in May 2012; the new version will be posted soon. The previous documents are below:<br>
[[Leah Brown-Wilusz]] <br>
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[[Vanessa Boukili]] (Treasurer and GSS Representative)<br>
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[[Tsitsi McPherson]] (OEP Liaison)<br>
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Brad Moser (Physics Dept.) <br>
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[[Nic Tippery]]<br>
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[[Laura Cisneros]]<br>
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[[Rachel Prunier]]<br>
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[[Suegene Noh]]<br>
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[[Tobias Landberg]]<br>
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Mary Isbell (English Dept.) <br>
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Erik Lindquist (NEAG School of Education)<br>
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[[Sarah Treanor]] <br>
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Geoffrey Ecker
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others are welcome, just put your name in here :)
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<br><br><br><br>
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'''Our Constitution and Bylaws:'''
 
 
* [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/0/0c/Green-Grads-Constitution-May08.pdf Green Grads Constitution] <br>
 
* [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/0/0c/Green-Grads-Constitution-May08.pdf Green Grads Constitution] <br>
 
* [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/6/6b/Green-Grads-Bylaws-May08.pdf Green Grads Bylaws]
 
* [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/6/6b/Green-Grads-Bylaws-May08.pdf Green Grads Bylaws]
 
both amended in May 2008 - OEP liaison position added to the Bylaws and grant acquisition added as a funding option in the Constitution.
 
both amended in May 2008 - OEP liaison position added to the Bylaws and grant acquisition added as a funding option in the Constitution.
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'''Things YOU can do TODAY:'''
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* Conserve energy - take shorter showers, turn off your computer at night, etc.
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* Print and copy on both sides of the page
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* Recycle all plastics labeled 1-7 in departmental bins
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* Take the stairs, not the elevator
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* Ride the bus/carpool
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* Spread the word :)
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'''Green Links''' <br>
 
'''Green Links''' <br>
* Video of our Summer-MoveOut effort as posted on MTV's "Choose or Lose" Campaign website--http://think.mtv.com/044FDFFFF00989E46001700990E4A/ <br>
 
 
* http://www.greenerchoices.org/ <br>
 
* http://www.greenerchoices.org/ <br>
 
* http://www.storyofstuff.com/ <br>
 
* http://www.storyofstuff.com/ <br>
* http://youtube.com/cheeriokate1 <br>
 

Revision as of 12:07, 31 August 2012

Green Grads are a group of environmentally-aware, environmentally-active UConn Graduate Students. We are committed to:

World.png

  • Environmentally-Mindful Recreation
  • Promoting Environmental Awareness and Sustainability, on- and off-campus
  • The Well-Being of the Environment and the People who Depend upon it, Locally and Globally



Announcements

To be added to the Green Grads email list, please send an email to uconngreedgrads@gmail.com
Our UConntact page: https://uconntact.uconn.edu/organization/greengrads
We are currently not maintaining a roster on UConntact, but you may join there if you wish.


Upcoming Events!

1. INFORMATION MEETING!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH
3:30 PM
BAMFORD ROOM
(ROOM 171B IN THE TORREY LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING)

JOIN US FOR PIZZA AND PLANNING FOR THE YEAR AHEAD!


2. Mansfield Festival on the Green
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Noon - 5:00 pm
In front of E.O. Smith High School
Website: http://www.mansfieldct.gov/content/1914/6514/6522/7898/default.aspx

We're helping keep this a low-waste event by sending volunteers to man the waste stations, to direct people to recycling and composting.
We'll have a volunteer sign-up sheet at the Sept. 5th meeting, or email Hayley (hayley.kilroy@uconn.edu).


Contact

uconngreedgrads@gmail.com
or see the officer list below.

Faculty Advisor: Eric Schultz
Officers:
Hayley Kilroy M. (Chairperson)
Alyssa Borowske (Secretary)
Kasey Pregler (Treasurer)




Our Constitution and Bylaws:
Note: our Constitution was updated in May 2012; the new version will be posted soon. The previous documents are below:

both amended in May 2008 - OEP liaison position added to the Bylaws and grant acquisition added as a funding option in the Constitution.



Things YOU can do TODAY:

  • Conserve energy - take shorter showers, turn off your computer at night, etc.
  • Print and copy on both sides of the page
  • Recycle all plastics labeled 1-7 in departmental bins
  • Take the stairs, not the elevator
  • Ride the bus/carpool
  • Spread the word :)


Green Links

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