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'''committed to making our community more environmentally aware and active''' <br>
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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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* '''Next meeting - THURSDAY, JULY 24, 3pm, Torrey Life Sciences 171b. It's never too early to start planning and brainstorming. We have a new semester coming up in August and we want to be ready for it! '''
 
* Sept. 4th: Fall 2008 Involvement Fair - we should participate to recruit some new members. We're already registered. Volunteers?
 
* Town of Mansfield's Festival on the Green is looking for volunteers to man trash/recycling/composting stations. No worries, I already volunteered us :) So, who's gonna do it? Also, we could help out with setup and cleanup. Good time! Sunday Sept. 14, noon to 5pm.
 
* 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]]
 
* Recycle your sneakers - bins available all over campus (e.g. in the library) - and tell your friends! <br>
 
  
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==Announcements==
  
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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>
 
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'''Our current agenda:'''
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Our UConntact page: https://uconntact.uconn.edu/organization/greengrads<br>
* in cooperation with the T-shirt committee: EEB tote bags. check out the [[logo contest]]!
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We are currently not maintaining a roster on UConntact, but you may join there if you wish.<br>
* audit of energy consumption for our buildings
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* 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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Photos from Give & Go 2012 are now posted at UConntact!  See the album [https://uconntact.uconn.edu/organization/greengrads/gallery/album/17208 here].<br>
* 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"
 
!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|| Carrie, Maxi, Krissa
 
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|Carpooling/Biking/Mass transit event|| Kristiina, Karolina
 
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|bags in the COOP|| Bryan Connolly
 
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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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==Upcoming Events==
uconngreengrads@gmail.com
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'''1. Meeting!'''<br>
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Wednesday, Sept. 19th<br>
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4 PM<br>
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Arjona room 317<br>
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We'll have cookies!<br>
 
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or see the member list below.
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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>
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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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'''3. Willimantic Food Co-Op Book Club'''<br>
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Sunday, September 30, 2012<br>
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3-4:30 pm at the [http://willimanticfood.coop/ Co-Op]<br>
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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>
 
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Faculty Advisor: [[Eric Schultz]]
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'''4. Mansfield Natural Areas Volunteer Day'''<br>
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Date: an upcoming Saturday, TBA<br>
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'''5. Walktober'''<br>
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Date: All October!<br>
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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>
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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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'''Members:'''<br>
 
[[Maria Pickering]] (Secretary)<br>
 
[[Krissa Skogen]] <br>
 
[[Maxi Polihronakis]] <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]] (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>
 
others are welcome, just put your name in here :)
 
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'''Our Constitution and Bylaws:'''
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==Contact==
* [[Image:Green-Grads-Constitution-May08.pdf]] <br>
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[mailto:uconngreengrads@gmail.com uconngreengrads@gmail.com]
* [[Image:Green-Grads-Bylaws-May08.pdf]]
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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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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]]<br>
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==Links==
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'''Our Constitution:'''<br>
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* [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/File:Green-Grads-Constitution-2012.pdf Green Grads Constitution]<br>
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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 10:22, 12 September 2012

World.png
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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