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[[Image:World.png|250px|right]]'''Green Grads are a group of environmentally-aware, environmentally-active UConn graduate students'''
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We are commited to:<br>
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*Environmentally-responsible recreation
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*Promoting environmental awareness and sustainability, on- and off-campus
  
===Announcements===
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*The well-being of the environment and the people who depend upon it, locally and globally <br>
  
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Upcoming Events!!<br>
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==Announcements==
1.  On Monday, April 26th, we are organizing a NATURE CLEAN UP WALK/
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ICE CREAM SOCIAL from 4-6pm.  Join Green-Grads in cleaning up the
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campus and surrounding trails!  All participants get FREE ice cream
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from the Dairy Bar!!  Meet us just outside of Torrey Life Sciences, on
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North Eagleville Rd (across from the cemetery) at 4pm.  Contact Maria
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Pickering (maria.pickering@uconn.edu) or Karolina Fucikova
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(karolina.fucikova@gmail.com) for questions or more information.
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2.  Friday, April 30th, is SAVE THE FROGS Day. In honor of the frogs,
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To be added to the Green Grads email list, please send an email to [mailto:uconngreengrads@gmail.com uconngreengrads@gmail.com]<br>
EEB graduate student and frog expert, Kristiina Hurme, will be giving
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<br>
a lecture at 7:30pm in the Biology Physics Building room 131. We also
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Our UConntact page: https://uconntact.uconn.edu/organization/greengrads<br>
have some awesome give-aways for this event- so come, learn about
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We are currently not maintaining a roster on UConntact, but you may join there if you wish.<br>
frogs, and leave with head full of frog info AND some really cool (and
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<br>
free) froggy gearFor more information email Kristiina at:
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Photos from Give & Go 2012 are now posted at UConntactSee the album [https://uconntact.uconn.edu/organization/greengrads/gallery/album/17208 here].<br>
kristiina.hurme@uconn.edu.
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==Upcoming Events==
  
3. Reminder: Give & Go! This program runs during move-out week (May
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'''1. Meeting!'''<br>
5th-May 9th).  It keeps useful items out of the trash, and donates
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Wednesday, Sept. 19th<br>
them to local charities.  It is an amazing way to reduce waste AND
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4 PM<br>
give back to the community.  Please consider volunteering for this
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Arjona room 317<br>
program.  You can sign up at
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We'll have cookies!<br>
http://www.studentactivities.uconn.edu/co_csd_individual.php, or
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<br>
through Green Grads by contacting us at uconngreengrads@gmail.com.
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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>
'''*Next Meeting: TBA - we need to have officer elections, folks!''' <br>  
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In front of E.O. Smith High School<br>
* September 13th: Mansfield Festival on the Green - mark you calendar and contact Karolina if you'd like to volunteer.
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Website: http://www.mansfieldct.gov/content/1914/6514/6522/7898/default.aspx<br>
* 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 :)
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* Stickers (for paper towels, elevators, etc.): [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Green_grads_logos Logo Contest]
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* Batteries of all kinds can be recycled in TLS 175 (Ken Bernier), in case you didn't know!
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* 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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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>
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Please add your name to the [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pet2Lib3M5OgY4CI81g6wp61lfSja377nUao3l7WGMM/edit sign-up sheet]!.<br>
 
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'''Our current agenda:'''
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'''3. Willimantic Food Co-Op Book Club'''<br>
* audit of energy consumption for our buildings
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Sunday, September 30, 2012<br>
* promoting public transportation and biking instead of driving: a mass transit promotional breakfast in the fall
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3-4:30 pm at the [http://willimanticfood.coop/ Co-Op]<br>
* promoting recycling and using reusable utensils
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The Willimantic Food Co-Op Book Club meets the last Sunday of every month to discuss environmental books. This month's book is Deep Economy by Bill McKibben. We'll try to arrange a carpool from Storrs for anyone who would like to go.  The UConn library has a copy of the book, or you can request it through ILL, or ask if you can borrow Hayley's copy.<br>
* 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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'''4. Mansfield Natural Areas Volunteer Day'''<br>
* Conserve energy - take shorter showers, turn off your computer at night, etc.
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Date: an upcoming Saturday, TBA<br>
* 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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'''5. Walktober'''<br>
* Take the stairs, not the elevator
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Date: All October!<br>
* Ride the bus/carpool
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You can find a brochure of all the hikes sponsored by The Last Green Valley [http://www.tlgv.org/resources/walktober2012.html here].<br>
* Spread the word :)
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We'll select one weekend hike to carpool to as a group, and will email reminders about nearby hikes.<br>
 
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{| border="1" cellpadding="2" align="right"
 
!style="background:#efefef;" width="200" align="center"|Task
 
!style="background:#efefef;" width="150"|Volunteer
 
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| stickers and recycling|| Vanessa, Karolina, Leah
 
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| Earth Day booth|| Kristiina, Geoffrey
 
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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
 
|}
 
  
===Contact===
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==Contact==
uconngreengrads@gmail.com
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[mailto:uconngreengrads@gmail.com uconngreengrads@gmail.com]
 
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<br>
or see the member list below.
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or see the officer list below.<br>
 
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'''Officers:'''<br>
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[[Hayley Kilroy]] (Chairperson)<br>
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Alyssa Borowske (Secretary)<br>
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Kasey Pregler (Treasurer) <br>
 
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Faculty Advisor: [[Eric Schultz]]
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Faculty Advisor: [[Eric Schultz]]<br>
 
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'''Members:'''<br>
 
[[Maria Pickering]] (Secretary)<br>
 
[[Carrie Fyler]]<br>
 
[[Amanda Wendt]] <br>
 
[[Karolina Fučíková]] (President)<br>
 
[[Brian Klingbeil]] <br>
 
[[Bryan Connolly]] <br>
 
[[Kristiina Hurme]] <br>
 
[[Elizabeth Wade]] <br>
 
[[Leah Brown-Wilusz]] <br>
 
[[Vanessa Boukili]] (Treasurer and GSS Representative)<br>
 
[[Tsitsi McPherson]] (OEP Liaison)<br>
 
Brad Moser (Physics Dept.) <br>
 
[[Nic Tippery]]<br>
 
[[Laura Cisneros]]<br>
 
[[Rachel Prunier]]<br>
 
[[Suegene Noh]]<br>
 
[[Tobias Landberg]]<br>
 
Mary Isbell (English Dept.) <br>
 
Erik Lindquist (NEAG School of Education)<br>
 
[[Sarah Treanor]] <br>
 
Geoffrey Ecker
 
others are welcome, just put your name in here :)
 
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'''Our Constitution and Bylaws:'''
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==Links==
* [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/0/0c/Green-Grads-Constitution-May08.pdf Green Grads Constitution] <br>
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'''Our Constitution:'''<br>
* [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/6/6b/Green-Grads-Bylaws-May08.pdf Green Grads Bylaws]
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* [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/File:Green-Grads-Constitution-2012.pdf Green Grads Constitution]<br>
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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The Constitution was amended and approved in April 2012. The previous Constitution and Bylaws (from 2008) were combined and altered to reflect new requirements for UConn student organizations.<br>
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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>
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* [http://today.uconn.edu/blog/2010/11/recycling-at-uconn-just-got-easier/ Single-Stream Recycling at UConn]
 
* 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>
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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 paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum in bins around campus
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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 :)

Latest revision as of 09:22, 12 September 2012

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Green Grads are a group of environmentally-aware, environmentally-active UConn graduate students

We are commited to:

  • Environmentally-responsible 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


Contents

Announcements

To be added to the Green Grads email list, please send an email to uconngreengrads@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.

Photos from Give & Go 2012 are now posted at UConntact! See the album here.

Upcoming Events

1. Meeting!
Wednesday, Sept. 19th
4 PM
Arjona room 317
We'll have cookies!

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.
Please add your name to the sign-up sheet!.

3. Willimantic Food Co-Op Book Club
Sunday, September 30, 2012
3-4:30 pm at the Co-Op
The Willimantic Food Co-Op Book Club meets the last Sunday of every month to discuss environmental books. This month's book is Deep Economy by Bill McKibben. We'll try to arrange a carpool from Storrs for anyone who would like to go. The UConn library has a copy of the book, or you can request it through ILL, or ask if you can borrow Hayley's copy.

4. Mansfield Natural Areas Volunteer Day
Date: an upcoming Saturday, TBA

5. Walktober
Date: All October!
You can find a brochure of all the hikes sponsored by The Last Green Valley here.
We'll select one weekend hike to carpool to as a group, and will email reminders about nearby hikes.

Contact

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

Officers:
Hayley Kilroy (Chairperson)
Alyssa Borowske (Secretary)
Kasey Pregler (Treasurer)

Faculty Advisor: Eric Schultz

Links

Our Constitution:

The Constitution was amended and approved in April 2012. The previous Constitution and Bylaws (from 2008) were combined and altered to reflect new requirements for UConn student organizations.

Green Links


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 paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum in bins around campus
  • Take the stairs, not the elevator
  • Ride the bus/carpool
  • Spread the word :)
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