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Student Sustainability Groups November 18, 2014 Presenters: Gouri Mahadwar, Rachael Sanguinetti, Leslie Wolf, Rose Richter, Jacob Post, Pablo Arroyo, Kara.

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1 Student Sustainability Groups November 18, 2014 Presenters: Gouri Mahadwar, Rachael Sanguinetti, Leslie Wolf, Rose Richter, Jacob Post, Pablo Arroyo, Kara Lambson November 18, 2014 Presenters: Gouri Mahadwar, Rachael Sanguinetti, Leslie Wolf, Rose Richter, Jacob Post, Pablo Arroyo, Kara Lambson

2 Grassroots Goal: Promote environmental awareness on campus through sustainability events and cooperation with other environmental groups. What we do: Monthly clothing exchange Recyclemania Earth Day Community outreach We just picked up 54 lbs of trash from the Genesee River with the Gandhi Institute! Co-sponsor events on campus Organize involvement with national organizations Worked with Sierra Club and 350.org for People’s Climate March Pending: NYSP2I grant for rain garden Goal: Promote environmental awareness on campus through sustainability events and cooperation with other environmental groups. What we do: Monthly clothing exchange Recyclemania Earth Day Community outreach We just picked up 54 lbs of trash from the Genesee River with the Gandhi Institute! Co-sponsor events on campus Organize involvement with national organizations Worked with Sierra Club and 350.org for People’s Climate March Pending: NYSP2I grant for rain garden

3 UR Microfarm Mission: Increase dining sustainability while also educating Rochester community on social justice issues surrounding food Yearly activities: Work parties, general interest meetings Achievements: Added new top soil to beds Increased awareness of group on campus Became an Urban Farm mentor at the Gandhi Institute Future projects: Recyclemania Backyard farming lectures Spring work parties Spring planting Mission: Increase dining sustainability while also educating Rochester community on social justice issues surrounding food Yearly activities: Work parties, general interest meetings Achievements: Added new top soil to beds Increased awareness of group on campus Became an Urban Farm mentor at the Gandhi Institute Future projects: Recyclemania Backyard farming lectures Spring work parties Spring planting

4 EcoReps Mission Statement: (right) Goals/What we do: Educate 28 freshmen accepted to the program on various sustainability topics (Mon & Wed 6:30–7:30 pm classes) Have these educated freshmen perform hall programs and have an “Eco-Board” to promote sustainability to fellow peers Lead committee projects (six in total) on campus along with completing classwork Current projects (to name a few): Plastic bag recycling program Cigarette dispensary additions Green office guide EcoRep handbook for faculty integration Where we’re headed: End of the semester (planning for next semester) Final energy projects Mission Statement: (right) Goals/What we do: Educate 28 freshmen accepted to the program on various sustainability topics (Mon & Wed 6:30–7:30 pm classes) Have these educated freshmen perform hall programs and have an “Eco-Board” to promote sustainability to fellow peers Lead committee projects (six in total) on campus along with completing classwork Current projects (to name a few): Plastic bag recycling program Cigarette dispensary additions Green office guide EcoRep handbook for faculty integration Where we’re headed: End of the semester (planning for next semester) Final energy projects

5 Engineers for a Sustainable World Mission: To promote sustainability around campus through student led projects. Current Projects: Campus rain garden Rice grinder Campus wind speed collection Bike-powered smoothie maker Events: October Bra Drive for breast cancer awareness Sustainability with Kids (Meliora Weekend) Sustainability Seminar (Planned Spring 2015) Mission: To promote sustainability around campus through student led projects. Current Projects: Campus rain garden Rice grinder Campus wind speed collection Bike-powered smoothie maker Events: October Bra Drive for breast cancer awareness Sustainability with Kids (Meliora Weekend) Sustainability Seminar (Planned Spring 2015)

6 Engineers Without Borders Who are we? A student-run organization A chapter of EWB-USA, a nonprofit humanitarian organization What do we do? Our goal is to support community- driven development programs worldwide We aid in the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects Current project: Don Juan, D.R. Water Project Don Juan is a rural town in the Dominican Republic We’re working to provide access to clean, running water to the primary school of “Escuela Taller Santa Maria Josefa Rossello” affecting the greater school community Who are we? A student-run organization A chapter of EWB-USA, a nonprofit humanitarian organization What do we do? Our goal is to support community- driven development programs worldwide We aid in the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects Current project: Don Juan, D.R. Water Project Don Juan is a rural town in the Dominican Republic We’re working to provide access to clean, running water to the primary school of “Escuela Taller Santa Maria Josefa Rossello” affecting the greater school community Where are we? Where are we headed? Our vision: A world in which the communities we serve can sustainably meet their basic human needs.

7 Team Green Team Green is a small group of students employed by Dining Services to improve sustainability practices and serve as a liaison between students and Dining Services Initiatives: Clamshell program Reusable mug program Meatless Mondays at Douglass Dining Hall Local Foods Week (fall and spring) Sustainability education Resource for green groups Gathering student feedback on Dining Services’ sustainability initiatives Contact: urdiningteamgreen.wordpress.com Team Green is a small group of students employed by Dining Services to improve sustainability practices and serve as a liaison between students and Dining Services Initiatives: Clamshell program Reusable mug program Meatless Mondays at Douglass Dining Hall Local Foods Week (fall and spring) Sustainability education Resource for green groups Gathering student feedback on Dining Services’ sustainability initiatives Contact: urdiningteamgreen.wordpress.com

8 FacilitiesTeam Green Facilities Team Green is a group of three student staff members managed by the Facilities Recycling Coordinator. Mission: To increase education and awareness of sustainability among the University of Rochester community, with the goal of decreasing the University’s waste output and increasing the recycling output. Communication: Green Dandelion blog UR Sustainable Facebook page GoGreen articles Events RecycleMania Game Day Recycling Challenge E-Cycle Day Shred Fest Move-out cleanout Facilities Team Green is a group of three student staff members managed by the Facilities Recycling Coordinator. Mission: To increase education and awareness of sustainability among the University of Rochester community, with the goal of decreasing the University’s waste output and increasing the recycling output. Communication: Green Dandelion blog UR Sustainable Facebook page GoGreen articles Events RecycleMania Game Day Recycling Challenge E-Cycle Day Shred Fest Move-out cleanout

9 GreenSpace University of Rochester's first special interest housing dedicated to living sustainability Our mission is to come together, learn from one another, and do our best to lead lives of environmental consciousness A few things we do in our hall: Members participate in sustainability-related weekly challenges: Reduce water consumption 5-minute shower timers Reduce energy waste Don’t leave charged things plugged in Weekly meetings to promote both our events and events of other green groups This semester, we cosponsored the SAVVY Veg Challenge and Grassroots Clothing Exchange We are in charge of the Water and Energy conservation week for Recyclemania University of Rochester's first special interest housing dedicated to living sustainability Our mission is to come together, learn from one another, and do our best to lead lives of environmental consciousness A few things we do in our hall: Members participate in sustainability-related weekly challenges: Reduce water consumption 5-minute shower timers Reduce energy waste Don’t leave charged things plugged in Weekly meetings to promote both our events and events of other green groups This semester, we cosponsored the SAVVY Veg Challenge and Grassroots Clothing Exchange We are in charge of the Water and Energy conservation week for Recyclemania Upcoming events: Recycle the Runway 11/15/14 Interfaith Chapel 4 pm–6 pm Participants in our fashion show put together an outfit made out of recyclable materials


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