Green Grads

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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. Information & Organization Meeting!
Wednesday, Sept. 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).

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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