Ecologic Meeting April 27, 2011

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Agenda

EcoLogic goals and structure

  • What is our mission?
    • Political action?/activism
      • work with PSA, Yes Men
    • Environmental Education? (EEC)
    • RUST course, living machine, monthly environmental discussion, winter break book club/discussion
    • Environmental Living?/Appreciation?
      • Vasudha, ROC, food is very popular env topic at rpi
    • Campus Sustainability?
      • SSTF
    • Environmental Awareness at RPI?
      • Info on courses, research, projects, groups, programs
    • Relationship to SSTF
  • What issues are we concerned with?
    • Hydrofracking
    • Mountaintop Removal
    • Use of Coal
    • Community Solar
    • Real Food
    • Green Fee
    • Office of Sustainability
  • What do we want to accomplish with that issue? (1 year, 5 years)
  • How will we accomplish it?
  • Who are our members (students?, professors?, staff?)
  • How can we work with neighboring schools?
  • Go through book

Minutes

What is our mission?

  • Projects?
    • Living machine-increase appreciation of sustainability
    • Zero Waste Center-improve sustainability in our lives and others
    • Finishing projects and getting stuff done will drive member numbers up
  • Long term goals?
    • Celebrating culture of sustainability
    • Measure success by members
    • Bunch of people that like talking about things
  • Fun events (help us get and keep more members; regardless of what we decide our mission is
    • Eco fashion show
    • Have big events right from the get-go
    • People's other interests can be related to sustainability (example: hiking)
  • We need an advertising person

Issue

  • Sustainability in general

Officers

  • (This is the order that we talked about each officer, not the importance of each one. They're all equally important.)
  • Advertising
  • Outreach
    • Other schools
    • Local organizations
  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Secretary
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer

Examples of fun events

  • Apple picking
  • Hikes

Attendance

  • Elizabeth
  • Jay
  • Barret
  • Chauncey
  • Kaori
  • Zack
  • Marc
  • Anasha
  • Lee
  • Mae