Ecologic Meeting April 5, 2011

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Agenda

Updates

  • Upcoming
    • Terra Cafe Wed.
    • TBR Wed.
    • Van Jones Lecture this Thursday
    • HRGG Petitions & Pamphlets this Thursday
    • DFWI this Saturday
    • TBR Reskilling this Saturday
    • Troy Shares Orientation this Saturday
  • HRGG Think Tank
    • NRB sustainability pamphlet
    • Sustainability SO presentation
  • Ecoquest

Earth Week Planning

  • Painted Potted Plants
  • Tie-Dye
    • Overplayed?
  • This is Not Trash

Upcoming Events

  • Terra Cafe
    • Elizabeth had extra flex $$
    • Ecologic group meal from 11:30-12:30

Troy Bike Rescue

  • Donated bikes in need of work
  • Help salvage them
  • After you volunteer for 3 hours, you can start working on your own bike
  • They will help you if you don't know how to fix bikes
  • Wear old clothes since you might get grease and stuff on you

Van Jones Lecture

  • Famous environmental person
  • Meet in the EEC at 6:15

HRGG Petitions and Pamphlets

  • Thursday
  • Jay will post something about it in the Ecologic FB group

TBR Reskilling

  • This Saturday
  • Learning environmental skills

Updates

HRGG Think Tank

  • Pamphlet about sustainability for incoming freshmen
  • Sustainability session at SO

EcoQuest

Conference

  • At SUNY Albany
  • What they're doing sustainability-wise
  • Farmers market
  • Local food (25%)
  • Series of events to get the campus to be 50% local food
  • Installed solar panels
  • Purchasing renewable energy
  • Grass-fed beef in dining halls
  • 50% local food by 2015
    • Campaign to do this
    • At 25% right now
    • Local=within 250 miles or within New York State
  • Workshop about living sustainably in urban areas (chickens, gardening, etc.)
  • Sustainable jobs

EarthFest

  • Instead of tie-dye, bleaching shirts
    • Water and vinegar (and maybe bleach?)
  • Need: Spray bottle, bleach, vinegar, clothesline, and a couple buckets
    • Can do stencils
  • This is Not Trash
  • Sort trash/recycling
  • Paint-a-potted-plant
    • 50-50 shade and sunny plants
    • Purchase soil, pots, and plants
  • This is Not Trash
    • Need: Bins, plastic bags, gloves, bodysuits


Attendance

  • Jay
  • Jen
  • Marc
  • Lydia
  • Kaori
  • Elizabeth