SEAC Minutes 11/9

Go Around the World and Share Your Favorite Land Mass

  • Pangea, Randy Chambers’ Floating Wetland of the Crim Dell, National Parks, New River Gorge, the Blue Ridge Mountains
Report Backs:
  • Sustainability Summit 2K15- Natalie & Josh presented about Take Back the Tap, keynote speaker was a marine biologist, learned about river walks
  • Energy Justice- met with the VP and Director of Sustainability to talk about getting solar on campus. Set a goal to get 200 more signatures for their petition and have more 1:1 meetings.
  • ESLI- taught kids about where food comes from through a game
  • Gardening- helped out at the Grove community garden. Dinner & poster making at Matt’s house at 5PM on Sunday (504 S Boundary St, will coordinate rides)
  • Recycling- planning for America Recycles Day Nov 22, meeting Swem 168 if the SEAC office door problem is not resolved
  • Restoration- planted all the plants! Have a working draft of a letter to Reveley to get donation funds for restoration.
  • Solo Cup Recycling- new recycling bin was a success! Finished in under an hour, despite SEAC door hardships!
  • Take Back the Tap- presented at the Sustainability Summit. Presented their video at both the summit and our meeting​
  • Litter Pick-up- hit 117lbs, the weight of a human being! Recovered glass from Matoaka, going to use at America Recycles Day
Announcements:
  • Still looking for someone to represent SEAC on the Earth Week Team, talk to Abby
  • America Recycles Day on Saturday November 21, 1-4PM
  • SEAC Office door is not working, so meetings are being relocated but the problem is being fixed so no worries!
  • Taking submissions for No Title Needed– members who do a lot of good things for us without a special title
  • There are 2 farmers in Surry County who are looking for help with gardening and livestock initiatives, talk to Ben and stay tuned for a presentation in the future
  • Campus Parks Research study- needs more people! Only 30 minutes, 3:30 tomorrow/ Tuesday. Talk to Natalie or Julia!