Green Grads

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committed to making our community more environmentally aware and active



*Next Meeting: This Thursday, Sept. 11, 10am, 3rd floor of Torrey Life Sciences Room 311 (Grad Student Lounge) Come up the central stairs, and go left. You'll see it.

* 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.): 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!

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

or see the member list below.

Faculty Advisor: Eric Schultz
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
Tobias Landberg
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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