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committed to making our community more environmentally aware and active

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Upcoming Events!!
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, EEB graduate student and frog expert, Kristiina Hurme, will be giving a lecture at 7:30pm in the Biology Physics Building room 131. We also have some awesome give-aways for this event- so come, learn about frogs, and leave with head full of frog info AND some really cool (and free) froggy gear! For more information email Kristiina at: kristiina.hurme@uconn.edu.


3. Reminder: Give & Go! This program runs during move-out week (May 5th-May 9th). It keeps useful items out of the trash, and donates them to local charities. It is an amazing way to reduce waste AND give back to the community. Please consider volunteering for this program. You can sign up at http://www.studentactivities.uconn.edu/co_csd_individual.php, or through Green Grads by contacting us at uconngreengrads@gmail.com.


*Next Meeting: TBA - we need to have officer elections, folks!

  • 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.): 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 File:GreenGradsPosters2.pdf



Our current agenda:

  • audit of energy consumption for our buildings
  • promoting public transportation and biking instead of driving: a mass transit promotional breakfast in the fall
  • promoting recycling and using reusable utensils
  • 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.
  • Move-Out Day, Move-in Day
  • ...


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 :)


Task Volunteer
stickers and recycling Vanessa, Karolina, Leah
Earth Day booth Kristiina, Geoffrey
Carpooling/Biking/Mass transit event Kristiina, Karolina
Move out day Tsitsi, Karolina
Symposium trash reduction Maria
Surplus garden food Bryan, Brian
Community outreach Maria, Bryan, Leah
Campus-wide PR Beth, Maria
Task 10 Volunteer 10

Contact

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

Faculty Advisor: Eric Schultz
Members:
Maria Pickering (Secretary)
Carrie Fyler
Amanda Wendt
Karolina Fučíková (President)
Brian Klingbeil
Bryan Connolly
Kristiina Hurme
Elizabeth Wade
Leah Brown-Wilusz
Vanessa Boukili (Treasurer and GSS Representative)
Tsitsi McPherson (OEP Liaison)
Brad Moser (Physics Dept.)
Nic Tippery
Laura Cisneros
Rachel Prunier
Suegene Noh
Tobias Landberg
Mary Isbell (English Dept.)
Erik Lindquist (NEAG School of Education)
Sarah Treanor
Geoffrey Ecker others are welcome, just put your name in here :)



Our Constitution and Bylaws:

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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