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