Green Grads

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committed to making our community more environmentally aware and active

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Announcements


  • 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.
  • We are currently looking for a new Financial Officer, since Amanda is out of the country till January. If you're good at handling money, please consider running for this office :) Contact Karolina or Maria if you'd like to be our new treasurer, at least for the Fall 2008 semester.
  • 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
  • Recycle your sneakers - bins available all over campus (e.g. in the library) - and tell your friends!
  • Next meeting - if there is enough interest, let's aim for a meeting in July. 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! Alternatively, we can meet in August before the semester starts. Let Karolina or Maria know if you have a preference for a meeting date.



Our current agenda:

  • in cooperation with the T-shirt committee: EEB tote bags. check out the logo contest!
  • 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 Carrie, Maxi, Krissa
Carpooling/Biking/Mass transit event Kristiina, Karolina
bags in the COOP Bryan Connolly
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)
Krissa Skogen
Maxi Polihronakis
Carrie Fyler
Amanda Wendt
Karolina Fučíková (President)
Brian Klingbeil
Bryan Connolly
Kristiina Hurme
Elizabeth Wade
Leah Brown-Wilusz
Vanessa Boukili (GSS Representative)
Tsitsi McPherson (OEP Liaison)
Brad Moser (Physics Dept.)
Nic Tippery
Laura Cisneros
Rachel Prunier
Suegene Noh
Mary Isbell (English Dept.)
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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