SEAC Minutes 9/28/15

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RECYCLING: talked about ideas for crafts and other aspects of America Recycle’s Day

FOOD JUSTICE: in process of contacting super markets about reducing food waste

GARDENING: work day at Waller Mill garden is rescheduled for this Sunday – meet 10 am on the terrace; still looking for someone who wants to build cold frames

ESLI: did cereal box folders with kids at Matthew Whaley, they had fun and were enthusiastic about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

ENERGY JUSTICE: talked about launch event – October 17th 3-6 on Crim Dell meadow, looking into music and tshirts – let Abby know if you know of good local options for shirts

SOLO CUP Recycling: had a collection Sunday – got cups from two fraternities, still working on going to chapter meetings and talking to city of Williamsburg. There is a spread sheet with signups on the Facebook page!

TAKE BACK THE TAP: working on Green Fees; planning 2 events: 1) tabling with after fall break and 2) a raffle of water bottles that have been lost – maybe at America’s Recycles Day. Reminder: ask people to take lost water bottles to Sadler so they aren’t thrown out

RESTORATION: working in groups, met with Courtney Langley about Virginia Native Plants and Randy Chambers who had ideas about nitrogen eating microbes; tentative workday October 18

Inreach Updates

  • Clue Week this week!!! Talk to Graham if you have questions
    • Revelation is moved to Saturday at 8 pm at Matoaka
  • There will hopefully be a group going to Busch Gardens Day
  • Canoeing on Lake Matoaka will be happening later this month
  • People will be working on Homecoming Float (let Abby know if you’re interested)

Outreach and Other Updates

  • Young Dems mixer at 10 this Friday at Lizzie and Abby’s house
  • Still working on SA co-sponsorship for events
  • Everyone should get CORT trained!! Here’s the CORT Training Schedule: Monday: 10am-1pm, Tuesday: 2-4pm, Wednesday: 10am-1pm, Thursday: 2-5pm, Friday: 10am-1pm, 2-4pm
  • Jordan will present next week about Permeable Concrete

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

Bike Alliance trip to Amy’s Organic Farm: meet at 10:30 a.m. October 4th, signup on the Facebook event, talk to Erin if you don’t have a bike and a helmet

Catching the Sun Movie- Wednesday 5PM Sep 30 Tucker Theater with COS, BikeAlliance, SEAC, and TAP

Green Fee Proposals due Oct. 1 by 5 p.m.

COS Operations Subcommittee Meeting: Wednesday September 30 @ 9 a.m.

Farm to Fork- eat local food in the Sunken Gardens on October 2 with everyone you love, buy tickets ASAP at the dining hall

Bike Alliance needs volunteers for Oct 20-26 bicyclist and pedestrian survey

Meatless Mondays:

SI Eliminate is working to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus: pie eating contest tomorrow at 7 in Blair – talk to Hailey if interested in a raffle ticket

Submit a Blog Post to Hark Upon the Green! Did you have a summer job working in the outdoors? A campus sustainability niche you’d like to showcase? An event you think the sustainability community should know about? Submit a blog post to Hark upon the Green, the Committee on Sustainability’s blog! Email Madeleine ( with any questions or submissions, and check out the blog here:

To all fans of upcycling, crafting, and SEAC- This Wednesday, the informal crafting campaign will be meeting at 8PM in Swem room 134C. Erin Goodstein is going to teach everyone how to crochet beautiful t-shirt rugs that we can sell to raise money for SEAC! We need crafters of any experience level along with A TON of t-shirts. PLEASE bring old t-shirts to Megan (, 703-409-9520) and Erin ( so you can contribute to this effort!

Join the Virginia Clean Power Plan hearing in Portsmouth on October 6th! – See more information and RSVP at: