Happy Summer!

Welcome to SEAC! If you are a new member or incoming freshmen, please keep an eye out for the date of our first meeting! Until then, email the SEAC facilitators Madeleine Boel (mgboel@email.wm.edu) or Jacob Herrin (jrherrin@email.wm.edu) if you have any questions, are looking to get involved or even if you just want to chat.

Have a wonderful rest of the summer!

July 24, 2014

SEAC Minutes March 31st/Elections

HELLO EVERYONE!  Here are the minutes for this week:

GO AROUND: Your favorite CHEESE! Smoked gouda, mozzarella balls, cream cheese??

Guest Speaker: Katie from Relay Foods!

Appointments to Executive Board Happened! The positions are:
  • Co-facilitators: Madeline and Jacob
  • SEACretaries: Katie J. and Abby H.
  • Historian/Webmaster: Shane, Erin G., and Arie
  • In-reach: Ian H., Ashley, and Natalie
  • Treasurer/Fundraiser: Kevin
  • Outreach Coordinator: Ben, Abby M., Elana, and Anne

Congrats to all our new exec members! :)

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Trash Pick-Ups: Meets Sunday, 2pm meeting on the terrace!
  • AMP Sustainability Matoaka Day:Saturday April 5th, 12-3pm at the Keck Lab
  • College Creek Cleanup: postponed to April 12th (Saturday 9-12pm)
  • SEAC Retreat!: Sunday April 13th: we will be at the Keck Lab from about 10am-3pm and there will be guest speakers and fun times!
  • Camping in Surry: April 18th yay!
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REPORT-BACKS:

 

Here are our current sub-campaigns: (which have their own list-servs)

Recycling: Meets Wednesdays 8 in the SEAC office; Email erdale@email.wm.edu to be added to the Recycling listserv! Also the free market is now open Tuesdays 5-6 and Thursday 6-7.

  • -will have a table at Earth Week!

Gardening: Meets Tuesdays 5-7 (outside) or 6-7 (inside) and Sundays 3-5 in the Campus Garden behind the Caf/Commons dining hall; also meets on Thursdays at 7pm in the SEAC office. Email bmolinger@email.wm.eduto be added to the Gardening listserv!

  • -went to a community garden which was really cool
  • -will be working in the gardens tomorrow also so come on by if ya want

Energy Justice: Meets Sundays, SEAC office 7-8pm; Email nlhurd@email.wm.edu to be added to the EJ listserv!

  • -went to Surry and picked up trash and got dinner and it was great
  • -will return to Surry
  • -organizing a camping trip :)

IN the FUTURE…

Current Events Discussions: we are going to talk about recent events and articles in upcoming meetings

Guest Speakers: if anyone knows some interesting speakers that could come to campus, let us know!

Former SEACers Networking: we have three confirmed alumni who maybe could talk at the SEAC retreat so again if you know anyone let’s get in contact

SEAC Retreat: things you want to teach us? good food you want to eat? crafts you want to share? 

-Come to our upcoming SEAC Retreat (and email Scott or Natalie if you have ideas)! It will be happening on a Saturdayin April, and graduated SEACers will likely be coming to talk to us.

 

*email us with ideas if there is something specifically you want to talk about*

 

Contact info in case any of you need it:

Email Natalie & Scott for any questions, comments, or even just to say hi!

Natalie: nlhurd@email.wm.edu

Scott: swnordstrom@email.wm.edu

Office hours: every Monday in Blair 223 at 8-8:30

SEAC Office: back of Campus Center behind the atrium; if you need access to the SEAC room let Natalie/Scott know but remember to clean up after yourself!

 

Hope y’all enjoy this fabulous week :)

Rachel Cook, SEACretary

April 1, 2014

SEAC Minutes March 24 2014

HEY SEAC!

We’re voting next meeting so you should come!

Here are the minutes for this week:

GO AROUND:Are you registering for any cool environmental classes? Alternative Energy Strategies, Philosophic History of American Environmentalism, Wetland Ecosystems, ooooooo

ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:

Committee on Sustainability:

–If you want to learn how to be involved or have questions about things like Green Fees, check out COS’s page at http://www.wm.edu/sites/sustainability/index.php or email the fabulous Sustainability Fellow Patrick Foley at pjfoley@wm.edu for more info about proposed summer projects & plastic bag recycling project & COS Grants!

Trash Pick-Ups: Meets Sunday, details on time and location to come via listserv and Facebook

-please come out and take part!

Hip Hop Caucus Action on Climate Campus Tour: this Thursday at Hampton University from 6-8pm

-free as long as you register ahead of time here http://climate.hiphopcaucus.org/tourdatesandtickets

We have to clean the SEAC Office!

-Sign up for shifts on a googledoc posted here: http://seac.blogs.wm.edu

or here is the url:https://docs.google.com/a/email.wm.edu/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiVnD9GD4_1qdHJPMjFEeXBRbFhiZGlxUHVTVDMyS0E&usp=drive_web#gid=0

AMP Sustainability Smoothie Bike: Wednesday 4-6:30pm on the terrace

Students for Animals Interest Meeting: Wednesday 6pm in Washington 301

Lecture on Global Warming and Indigenous People s in the US: Thursday 7pm in Andrews 101

Virginia Powershift: April 5-6th in Richmond! Talk to Anne if you’d like to go!

-it’s FREE (despite what the form says) and you can register here
https://docs.google.com/a/email.wm.edu/forms/d/1DJZQkElAvgT1O5PoP3CaWRuT6xVPG00geTJNPMpgydM/viewform

Work in Local Garden with Sharpe: this Saturday from 1:30-4:30, talk to Ben!

Service Opportunity: Clean Up College Creek: March 29th, 9 am to noon 

-partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, City of Williamsburg, Williamsburg Presbytarian Church

-meeting close to Movie Tavern

-free lunch!

SEAC Retreat!: Sunday April 13th

-more details to come

It’s Almost Election Time

the next couple meetings will go something like this:

  • March 24 – Nominations for elections, talking about SEAC retreat and other events
  • March 31 – Relayfoods speaker (Katie), election, SEAC retreat discussion
  • April 7 – ???

 

Nominations happened! Feel free to email us with nominations for the positions if you missed it. The positions are:

Co-facilitators (2)  lead group discussions; help guide organization; prepare meeting agendas

SEACretaries (2) send out meeting minutes and meeting reminders; manage listserv

Historian/Webmaster (1) take photographs, manage and update SEAC blog (with minutes, pictures, updated descriptions)

In-reach (2-3) helps develop the organization itself, plan social events, parties, campfires, movie nights, bonding

Treasurer/Fundraiser (1)  manage SEAC finances, fills out annual budget request

Outreach Coordinator  (1-3) helps spread word about events and initiatives (Facebook, email, posters); connect with other groups on and off campus (ex: CCAN, APO and PSP, other service groups, etc.)

Nominations:

Co-facilitators (2) Madeleine, Jacob

SEACretaries (2) (Audrey?), Hannah, (Katie?)

Historian/Webmaster (1) Shane, Anne, Ashley, Erin, Kallie, Arie, Ian H

In-reach (2-3) (Michael?), Jacob, Shane, Ian H, Anne, Ashley, Natalie

Treasurer/Fundraiser (1)  Scott, Adryan, Kevin

Outreach/Publicity  (1-3) Ben, Abby, Anne, Elana

REPORT-BACKS:

Here are our current sub-campaigns: (which have their own list-servs)

Recycling: Meets Wednesdays 8 in the SEAC office; Email erdale@email.wm.edu to be added to the Recycling listserv! Also the free market is now open Tuesdays and Thursday 5-7.

-solo cup initiative is making progress!

Gardening: Meets Tuesdays 5-7 (outside) or 6-7 (inside) and Sundays 3-5 in the Campus Garden behind the Caf/Commons dining hall; also meets on Thursdays at 7pm in the SEAC office. Email bmolinger@email.wm.eduto be added to the Gardening listserv!

-getting people on board with recycling coffee grounds

Energy Justice: Meets Sundays, SEAC office 7-8pm; Email nlhurd@email.wm.edu to be added to the EJ listserv!

-we’re going to Surry this Sunday at 3 if you want to come!

-our meeting will be pushed back to 8pm this Sunday

IN the FUTURE…

Current Events Discussions:we are going totalk about recent events and articles in upcoming meetings

Guest Speakers: if anyone knows some interesting speakers that could come to campus, let us know!

Former SEACers Networking: we have three confirmed alumni who maybe could talk at the SEAC retreat so again if you know anyone let’s get in contact

SEAC Retreat:things you want to teach us? good food you want to eat? crafts you want to share?

-Come to our upcoming SEAC Retreat (and email Scott or Natalie if you have ideas)! It will be happening on a Saturday in April, and graduated SEACers will likely be coming to talk to us.

*email us with ideas if there is something specifically you want to talk about*

Contact info in case any of you need it:

Email Natalie & Scott for any questions, comments, or even just to say hi!

Natalienlhurd@email.wm.edu

Scottswnordstrom@email.wm.edu

Office hours: every Monday in Blair 205 at 8-8:30

SEAC Office: back of Campus Center behind the atrium; if you need access to the SEAC room let Natalie/Scott know but remember to clean up after yourself!

Have a fabulous week ya’ll!

Madeleine Boel, SEACretary

March 30, 2014

Meeting Minutes March 17th

HEY SEAC!

Here are the minutes for this week:

GO AROUND: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? planting plants, with lots of cats, livin life

Our minutes are a little different this week because the SEALS came to talk to us!

-SEALS stands for Student Environmental & Animal Law Society: They’re from the William & Mary Law School and they talked to us about their experience with government internships, the private sector, non-profits, working with clients through the law school, and research.

SEALS contact info (ask them questions or get on their listserv for fun club events!)

(Toren) tmelson@email.wm.edu (Kristen) kaclark@email.wm.edu (Jay) jbkane@email.wm.edu

ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:

Committee on Sustainability:

–If you want to learn how to be involved or have questions about things like Green Fees, check out COS’s page at http://www.wm.edu/sites/sustainability/index.php or email the fabulous Sustainability Fellow Patrick Foley at pjfoley@wm.edu for more info about proposed summer projects & plastic bag recycling project & COS Grants!
Trash Pick-Ups: Meets Sunday, details on time and location to come via listserv and Facebook

We have to clean the SEAC Office!

-Sign up for shifts on a googledoc posted here: http://seac.blogs.wm.edu

or here is the url:https://docs.google.com/a/email.wm.edu/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiVnD9GD4_1qdHJPMjFEeXBRbFhiZGlxUHVTVDMyS0E&usp=drive_web#gid=0

 

COS Summer Research Applicaions due March 19th -email Patrick Foley, pjfoley@wm.edu

COS Operartion Subcommittee meeting March 20th @ 2 

  • at the facilities management building behind the campus center
  • agenda: Hazmat return day, plastic bag recycling, energy tracking

Service Opportunity: Clean Up College Creek March 19th, 9 am to noon 

  • partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, City of Williamsburg, Williamsburg Presbytarian Church
  • free lunch!
It’s Almost Election Time

the next couple meetings will go something like this:

  • March 24 – Nominations for elections, talking about SEAC retreat and other events

  • March 31 - Relayfoods speaker (Katie), election, SEAC retreat discussion

  • April 7 - ???

If you’re not going to be here next week (or don’t feel comfortable talking during meetings) feel free to email us with nominations for the elections all throughout the next two weeks. The positions are:

Co-facilitators (2)  lead group discussions; help guide organization; prepare meeting agendas

SEACretaries (2) send out meeting minutes and meeting reminders; manage listserv

Historian/Webmaster (1) take photographs, manage and update SEAC blog (with minutes, pictures, updated descriptions)

In-reach (2-3) helps develop the organization itself, plan social events, parties, campfires, movie nights, bonding

Treasurer/Fundraiser (1)  manage SEAC finances, fills out annual budget request

Outreach Coordinator  (1-3) helps spread word about events and initiatives (Facebook, email, posters); connect with other groups on and off campus (ex: CCAN, APO and PSP, other service groups, etc.)

-Do you think we need more/different positions? Let us know and we can chat about them next week!

 

REPORT-BACKS:

Here are our current sub-campaigns: (which have their own list-servs)

Recycling: Meets Wednesdays 8 in the SEAC office; Email erdale@email.wm.edu to be added to the Recycling listserv! Also the free market is now open Tuesdays and Thursday 5-7.

-thinking of doing a campaign to change attitude towards water bottles on campus

Gardening: Meets Tuesdays 5-7 (outside) or 6-7 (inside) and Sundays 3-5 in the Campus Garden behind the Caf/Commons dining hall; also meets on Thursdays at 7pm in the SEAC office. Email bmolinger@email.wm.eduto be added to the Gardening listserv!

-planting seeds for peppers, herbs, etc

Energy Justice: Meets Sundays, SEAC office 7-8pm; Email nlhurd@email.wm.edu to be added to the EJ listserv!

-we’re working on a speakers series

IN the FUTURE…

Current Events Discussions: we are going to talk about recent events and articles in upcoming meetings

Guest Speakers: if anyone knows some interesting speakers that could come to campus, let us know!

Former SEACers Networking: we have three confirmed alumni who maybe could talk at the SEAC retreat so again if you know anyone let’s get in contact

SEAC Retreat: things you want to teach us? good food you want to eat? crafts you want to share?

-Come to our upcoming SEAC Retreat (and email Scott or Natalie if you have ideas)! It will be happening on a Saturday in April, and graduated SEACers will likely be coming to talk to us.

*email us with ideas if there is something specifically you want to talk about*

Contact info in case any of you need it:

Email Natalie & Scott for any questions, comments, or even just to say hi!

Natalie: nlhurd@email.wm.edu

Scott: swnordstrom@email.wm.edu

Office hours: every Monday in Blair 223 at 8-8:30

SEAC Office: back of Campus Center behind the atrium; if you need access to the SEAC room let Natalie/Scott know but remember to clean up after yourself!

March 24, 2014

Meeting Minutes March 10th

 GO AROUND: What did you do over spring break? Branch out trips (lots of mountain justice), watchin’ shows, just chillin at home!

 ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:

Summer Community Engagement Grants: up to $2,000 to support student development as active citizens and positive social community driven change; applications due March 12 (this Wednesday): email efmiller@wm.edu

COS Summer Research Grants: up to $3,500 to support summer research projects, due March 19th. Email Patrick Foley (pjfoley@wm.edu) for more info!

 SEALS (Environmental Law Groups): coming to talk about careers and whatnot next Monday during our meeting (March 17th)

 Speaker Betsy Shepard: will talk about resistance and revitalization in Surry; Wed the 26th at 8pm Tucker 222

Committee on Sustainability:

If you want to learn how to be involved or have questions about things like Green Fees, check out COS’s page at http://www.wm.edu/sites/sustainability/index.php or email the fabulous Sustainability Fellow Patrick Foley at pjfoley@wm.edu for more info about proposed summer projects & plastic bag recycling project & COS Grants!

Apply to Lead a Branch Out Trip:run alternative trips and events and are looking for site leaders…they love sustainability-themed trips so if you are interested or have an idea for a trip email branchoutregional@gmail.com byMarch 28th

-can also contact Melody Porter for more information (mcporter@wm.edu)

Earth Week Art Competition: if you have a desire to make recycled or sustainability related art, think about entering by April 1st…if interested, email wmearthweekart@gmail.com

REPORT-BACKS:

Here are our current sub-campaigns: (which have their own list-servs)

Recycling: Meets Wednesdays 8 in the SEAC office; Email erdale@email.wm.edu to be added to the Recycling listserv! Also the free market is open Tuesdays and Thursday 5-7.

  • -looking for free market volunteers
  • -solo cup brigade: working with frat houses to get garbage cans to recycle solo cups which is fabulous!
  • -advanced free market: garage sale for new student orientation
  • -campaign to get recyclable clear bags in recycling bins – please take pictures of recycling bins with black bags and send them to our recycling peeps (Ari is a good contact: ahnkerson@email.wm.edu) so we understand the scope of this problem

Gardening: Meets Sundays 3-5 in the Campus Garden behind the Caf/Commons dining hall;Email bmolinger@email.wm.edu to be added to the Gardening listserv!

  • -meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7 in the SEAC office
  • -installing berry bushes in a couple weeks woohoo!
  • -planting more stuff soon so if you’re interested, come out Sunday because it’ll be gettin’ real.

Energy Justice: Meets Sundays, SEAC office 7-8pm; Email nlhurd@email.wm.edu to be added to the EJ listserv!

  • -planned Betsy Shepard’s visit and talked about bringing speakers to campus
  • -campaigns helping to improve town of Surry to improve tourism and whatnot
  • -bike campaign to improve bike trails

Trash Pick-Ups: Sunday 2-4PM, Meet at the Grim Dell by the trails

 

IN the FUTURE…

Alum Panel: April 5th (or perhaps during the retreat), some alumni of W&M SEAC want to come talk to us about where they are and share their vast wisdom

SEAC Retreat: come together with SEACers to see/participate in presentations and other fun activities; if you have any fun ideas email us :)  -quasi-official date: April 13th (still up for debate)

Movie ScreeningFlow, Tapped, or River Change it’s Course (movies about water rights); we will be coordinating with the water people more and we will have more info about this soon! 

Oaks & Acorns Event: this Friday or Saturday evening we will have a meeting! email Natalie if you are an oak/acorn and let her know what food you can bring or if you can’t come

SEAC is will be changing offices next year

  • -our new office will be on the second floor of Campus Center next semester
  • -we need lots of help cleaning the space up, sorting out things we don’t need, and tagging things for movement to the new office so if you want to help out definitely get involved
  • -a googledoc will go out soon so if you can help fill this out please :)

*email us with ideas if there is something specifically you want to talk about*

 

March 11, 2014

Meeting Minutes, February 3 2014

HELLOSEAC!

Here are the minutes for this week:

GO AROUND: what did you do with your snow day? do fun snow activities, watch netflix, do homework, or just catch up on sleep?

ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:

Net Impact Meeting:Tuesday Feb. 4 at 8pm in Miller 1090…Net Impact is looking to collaborate with SEAC so come on out to this!

Mountain Justice Spring Break: there is still one spot so talk to Jamie or Scott if you want to learn about why mountain removal sucks and how you can get involved!

Committee on Sustainability: Program and educations subcommittee tomorrow (Tuesday Feb. 3) at 4pm in the Colony Room of the Sadler Center

Ops meeting this Thursday (Feb. 6) from 2-3pm at the Facilities Management building behind Marketplace…they love when students stop by so definitely consider coming by if you’re free!

If you want to learn how to be involved or have questions about things like Green Fees, check out COS’s page at http://www.wm.edu/sites/sustainability/index.php or email the fabulous Sustainability Fellow Patrick Foley at pjfoley@wm.edu for more info about proposed summer projects & plastic bag recycling project & COS Grants!

SEAC Potluck: this Saturday (Feb 3rd) from around 6-9pm at 223A Virginia Avenue (first house on the right behind the Hospitality House)

Virginia Student Power Lobby Day: next Thursday February 13th, all day event from 9am-5pm in Richmond…in case anyone is interested let us know!

Student Environmental Action Law Society (SEALS): a group on campus with cute seal shirts who want to get involved with SEAC which is awesome and will probably talk in one of our meetings; if you’re interested in careers in environmental law this is the group for you to get in contact with!

REPORT-BACKS:

Here are our current sub-campaigns: (which have their own list-servs)

Recycling: Meets Wednesdays 8 in the SEAC office; Email erdale@email.wm.edu to be added to the Recycling listserv! Also the free market is now open Tuesdays and Thursday 5-7.

-work on gaining extra recycling abilities

Gardening: Meets Tuesdays 5-6 and Sundays 3-5 in the Campus Garden behind the Caf/Commons dining hall; also meets on Thursdays at 7pm in the SEAC office. Email mtcurcio@email.wm.edu to be added to the Gardening listserv!

-removed rust and set up the garden

-tomorrow at 6pm if you’re interested campus center SEAC office to learn about gardening

Energy Justice: Meets Sundays, SEAC office 7-8pm; Email nlhurd@email.wm.edu to be added to the EJ listserv!

-wrote proposal for divestment and submitted it YAY! now we await the administrative decisions…

IN the FUTURE…

Current Events Discussions: talking about recent events and articles in meetings which will be happening :)

Guest Speakers: if anyone knows some interesting speakers that could come to campus, let us know!

Former SEACers Networking: we have three confirmed alumni who maybe could talk at the SEAC retreat so again if you know anyone let’s get in contact

Oaks & Acorns: we are doing interest gauging this week, so if you are interested and weren’t in meeting, email us and let us know if you’d rather be an oak or an acorn!

Current Events Discussion (deer probz)

-tons of deer which is a problem for undergrowth in forests and for car collisions

-some possible solutions are additional hunting in suburbian areas (but this could be dangerous…) which maybe could be good as a food resource

-maybe deer traps are a solution? but we don’t want to catch children soooo

-sterilization or birth control salt licks for deer which may be more humane but also expensive and can be environmentally problematic

*email us with ideas if there is something specifically you want to talk about*

Contact info in case any of you need it:

Email Natalie & Scott for any questions, comments, or even just to say hi!

Natalienlhurd@email.wm.edu

Scottswnordstrom@email.wm.edu

Office hours: every Monday in Blair 223 at 8-8:30

SEAC Office: back of Campus Center behind the atrium; if you need access to the SEAC room let Natalie/Scott know but remember to clean up after yourself!

Have a fabulous week y’all!!!

Rachel Cook, SEACretary :)

February 5, 2014

Meeting Minutes January 27

HI SEAC

Here are the minutes for this week:

GOAROUND:  what is your favorite craft? cooking, art, gardening, graffiti, there are so many options!

ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:

Saving the Forest and the Trees: this Wednesday the 29th at 4PM in Small Hall 110 – a talk on sustainable coal by the physics and geology department; there will be cookies at 3:30 so come on by

Branch Out Lottery: there are still some spring break trips left! The deadline is this Thursday the 30th at noon: https://forms.wm.edu/314 so hop on that if you’re interested

Grasses for the Masses: come get kits to plant wild celery in the Chesapeake Bay to help re-vegetate the bay. This will be at the Glouster courthouse on Saturday February 1st from 9:30-11:30AM so if you’re interested, contact Ashley Meredith at ashley.meredith13@gmail.com

COS Operations Subcommittee Meeting: first OPS meeting this Thursday February 6th at 2pm at the Facilities Management Building so come on out to this!

If you want to learn how to be involved or have questions, check with our Sustainability Fellow Patrick Foley at pjfoley@wm.edu.

REPORT-BACKS:

Here are our current sub-campaigns: (which have their own list-servs)

Recycling: Meets Wednesdays at 8 in the SEAC office; Email erdale@email.wm.edu to be added to the Recycling listserv! Also the free market is now open Tuesdays and Thursday 5-7.

-NOTE THE NEW TIME

-trying to get additional plastic numbers recyclable on campus…stay tuned!

Gardening: Meets Tuesdays 5-6 and Sundays 3-5 in the Campus Garden behind the Caf/Commons dining hall; also meets on Thursdays at 7pm in the SEAC office. Email mtcurcio@email.wm.edu to be added to the Gardening listserv!

-if you’re interested in gardening, come talk to Ben to get information and give your input about what to grow, when to work, and what music to listen to!

-come by this week if you want to sharpen some tools heck yeah

Energy Justice: Meets Sundays, SEAC office 7-8pm; Email nlhurd@email.wm.edu to be added to the EJ listserv!

-creating a proposition to be turned into the board for divestment by next Sunday!

-if you have anything you want to add, come out to the meeting for next week

Trash Pickup: this past week many alcohol bottles were picked up so abolishing the litter on and around campus!

-not a good place though so if anyone has good ideas about where to go, let us know!

IN the FUTURE…

Current Events Discussions: talking about recent events and articles in meetings which will be happening :)

Guest Speakers: if anyone knows some interesting speakers that could come to campus, let us know!

Former SEACers Networking: we have three confirmed alumni who maybe could talk at the SEAC retreat so again if you know anyone let’s get in contact

Oaks & Acorns: we will be thinking about selections next week so come out if you want to be either an oak or an acorn!

Contact info in case any of you need it:

Email Natalie & Scott for any questions, comments, or even just to say hi!

Natalienlhurd@email.wm.edu

Scottswnordstrom@email.wm.edu

Office hours: every Monday in Blair 223 at 8-8:30

SEAC Office: back of Campus Center behind the atrium; if you need access to the SEAC room let Natalie/Scott know but remember to clean up after yourself!

Happy SEACing y’all!

Rachel Cook, SEACretary

January 28, 2014

Meeting Minutes, January 20, the first meeting of 2014!

Hey everyone!

 

Here are the minutes for this week:

 

GO AROUND:  What is your favorite mode of transportation? Train, walking, vespa???

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:

 

SEACretary Elections: we need another SEACretary who takes notes every other meeting, so if anyone is interested we will be nominating people next week so come on out! If you’re interested let Natalie or Scott know before next week :)

 

FORKS: Fun group where members make dinner and eat while talking about an ethical issue on Sundays at 6pm - Held in Blow Hall 3rd floor lounge – join us!

 

Committee on Sustainability: If you want to learn how to be involved or have questions about things like Green Fees, check out COS’s page at http://www.wm.edu/sites/sustainability/index.php or email the fabulous Sustainability Fellow Patrick Foley at pjfoley@wm.edu for more info about proposed summer projects & plastic bag recycling project & COS Grants!

 

REPORT-BACKS:

 

Here are our current sub-campaigns: (which have their own list-servs)

 

Recycling: Meets Wednesdays 7-8 in the SEAC office; Email erdale@email.wm.edu to be added to the Recycling listserv! Also the free market is now open Tuesdays and Thursday 5-7.

-There will be some mission planning this week so come on out to the meeting!

 

Gardening: Meets Tuesdays 5-6 and Sundays 3-5 in the Campus Garden behind the Caf/Commons dining hall; also meets on Thursdays at 7pm in the SEAC office. Email mtcurcio@email.wm.edu to be added to the Gardening listserv!

-Some things are under frames for the poor cold winter plants

-Planning stages are right now, so if you want to learn or give input come out to gardening this semester as things get crazy with warm weather!

 

Energy Justice: Meets Sundays, SEAC office 7-8pm; Email nlhurd@email.wm.edu to be added to the EJ listserv!

-Working on divestment campaign from last semester

-Virginia Student Environmental Convergence was this past weekend and some of our very own W&M members went & are planning for VA Powershift (very exciting!)

IN the FUTURE…

Trash pick-up: Sunday 12-3pm, meet in front of the Rec!

Current Events Discussions: talking about recent events and articles in meetings which will be happening :)

Guest Speakers: if anyone knows some interesting speakers that could come to campus, let us know…maybe we’ll have someone from Relayfood

Former SEACers Networking: if you know anyone who used to be in SEAC and would want to come spend time with us, let us know so we can get advice and here their stories!

 

 

Contact info in case any of you need it:

Email Natalie & Scott for any questions, comments, or even just to say hi!

Natalie: nlhurd@email.wm.edu

Scott: swnordstrom@email.wm.edu

Office hours: every Monday in Blair 223 at 8-8:30

SEAC Office: back of Campus Center behind the atrium; if you need access to the SEAC room let Natalie/Scott know but remember to clean up after yourself!

 

I hope everyone has a fabulous week!

Rachel Cook, SEACretary :)

January 20, 2014

Meeting Minutes, November 25 2013

Howdy folks of SEAC. We met today and, on a brisk November evening, discussed the following.

Recycling: had a fun get-together on Wednesday!

Gardening:  They will meet on Sunday if anyone is interested!! Stay tuned! Ben is also interested in doing some tool sharpening, so let us know if you want to help out. Meeting time: 3-5pm Sunday in the Campus Gardens (join the listserv for details)

Energy justice: They are drafting a proposal next meeting, so if you have experience writing proposals or know about economics/investment, please join us! Sunday, 7pm in the SEAC Office

 

The Budget: We need to apply for our budget for the 2014-2015 school year! Please email Scott or Natalie if you have any suggestions, or you can bring them up at the meeting next Monday.

Reflections on John Passacantando and SEAC Retreat: Scott made a cool shirt for retreat. Cool. Mushroom liberation front presentation was awesome, we may want to work with the ENSP department for do some mushroom remediation research in the future. The Greenpeace speaker was awesome!

Announcements:

New Animal Rights club coming up next semester: Fill out the doodle poll (http://doodle.com/62unn44xsp86ghcw) to help set a time! If you’re interested email Mike at mwpanciera@email.wm.edu.

AMP Recycled Christmas Gifts next week, Thursday December 5th

 

Next Semester Meeting Place:

James Blair 205, Monday’s 8:30-9:30, Office hours before the meeting (8-8:30) with Scott and Natalie

 

Final meeting next week!! We’ll be doing plus-minus-delta and talking about plans for next semester!!

November 25, 2013

Meeting, November 11

Hi everyone!

 

Here are the minutes for this week:

 

GO AROUND:  What Disney princess does Nicolas Cage most resemble?

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:

 

SEAC Retreat Planning: on November 16th from 10am-4pm at the Keck Lab!!! A chance to spend an entire day with SEAC. There will be food (mmm chili)! If you have more ideas, let Natalie know :)

Things to look forward to:

  • Mushroom/foraging presentation by Alex (1 hour)
  • Composting presentation by Scott & Ben (30 minutes)
  • Eco-crafts by Jamie, Katie, Rosemary, Jacob (30-40 minutes)
  • Moss graffiti by Jacob, Scott, Julia (15 minutes)
  • Eating sustainably by Erin, Ben, Katie (30 minutes)
  • Nurdles prezi by Eric (30-45 minutes)
  • VA energy by Anne and Arie (20 minutes)
  • Social justice issues by Jacob, Shane, Natalie (45 minutes)
  • FOOD!!
    • Nobody bring peanuts or peanut butter related things
    • Bagels (Madeleine)
    • Cream cheese
    • Chili & cornbread (Michael)
    • Mushrooms (Scott/Jacob)
    • Cheese & crackers (Eric)
    • Nutella (Anne)
    • Cinnamon rolls (Anne)
    • Banana and cranberry juice (Ian)
    • Bananas

 

AMP Sustainability Fall Speaker: November 18th at 8:00pm in Commonwealth Auditorium (Sadler Center) Join AMP Sustainability & Diversity for a talk with John Passacantando, Former Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, the largest environmental organization in the world! His talk is entitled: “Fostering Change with Grace and Fierceness”

 

Net Impact (Do One Thing campaign) Executive Positions: Net Impact is taking on executives

Applications due Wednesday November 13th at noon… ask Scott where to get the app!

 

*Branch Out Alternative Breaks being led by SEAC members!* March 1-March 8 *Registration starts now

  • Mountaintop Removal Spring Break: Branch Out Alternative Spring Break being led by Scott and Jamie! Planning on having 4 spaces reserved for SEAC members; talk to Scott or Jamie if interested!

 

Campus consciousness grant – $10,000

 

Vegan/Vegetarian/Animal Rights Club Starting Up: Send Mike an email if interested!mwpanciera@email.wm.edu

 

Volunteering at Day Spring Farm: every Friday to see what farming is like or just hang out on a farm; they want students to be more involved with their farm so definitely let Julia know if you’re interested!jjswalchick@email.wm.edu

 

-Shifts for farming: leaving at 7:30am but considering adding transportation to leave around noon as well — email Julia if interested!

-About Dayspring Farm: Farm of Professor Maloney; All produce is ecologically grown; Professor wants to teach more students how to grown sustainably –> This would be a great learning experience and we would love to see more students go!

Business School Big Idea Challenge: choose an environmental problem and come up with an idea to work on that idea, can even get funding for your idea! This will be in November so start thinking about that!

 

FORKS: Fun group where members make dinner and eat while talking about an ethical issue on Sundays at 6pm - Held in Blow Hall 3rd floor lounge – join us!

 

Committee on Sustainability: If you want to learn how to be involved or have questions about things like Green Fees, check out COS’s page at http://www.wm.edu/sites/sustainability/index.php or email the fabulous Sustainability Fellow Patrick Foley at pjfoley@wm.edu for more info about proposed summer projects & plastic bag recycling project & COS Grants!

 

REPORT-BACKS:

 

Here are our current sub-campaigns: (which have their own list-servs)

 

Recycling: Meets Wednesdays 7-8 in the SEAC office; Email erdale@email.wm.edu to be added to the Recycling listserv! Also the free market is now open Tuesdays and Thursday 5-7.

 

Gardening: Meets Sundays 3-5 in the Campus Garden behind the Caf/Commons dining hall; also meets on Thursdays at 7pm in the SEAC office. Email mtcurcio@email.wm.edu to be added to the Gardening listserv!

 

Energy Justice: Meets Sundays, SEAC office 7-8pm; Email nlhurd@email.wm.edu to be added to the EJ listserv!

-working on divestment; meeting with Sam Jones with finances soon (like this week!)

IN the FUTURE…

-Apply for SCA spring break programs: they save 5 spots for William & Mary students

 

Contact info in case any of you need it:

Email Natalie & Scott for any questions, comments, or even just to say hi!

Natalienlhurd@email.wm.edu

Scottswnordstrom@email.wm.edu

Office hours: every Monday in Blair 223 at 8-8:30

SEAC Office: back of Campus Center behind the atrium; if you need access to the SEAC room let Natalie/Scott know but remember to clean up after yourself!

 

Have a great week!

 

Katie

November 12, 2013

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