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