SEAC Minutes 11/23/15

Hello everyone! Today we had record attendance of four people plus Ian facilitating in place of Abby and Ben (who, unfortunately were both sick)…But Ian’s slides were amazing (try googling: funny + *insert name of each campaign*). We also watched some fun YouTube videos…Here are the rest of the minutes:
 
GO AROUND: what is a food you really like but would go terribly with Thanksgiving dinner?

  • jelly beans, sushi, curry, rainbow sherbet, tacos
REPORT BACKS (didn’t have all of them represented…)
  • ESLI- made t-shirt tote bags, planted seeds, and decorated posters with the kids at Matthew Whaley; also walked around at the Farmer’s Market
  • Recycling- had America Recycles Day!
  • Restoration- finished letter to Reveley, Richie made a map of all the plants in the Crim Dell, Randy Chambers got green fee for de-nitrifying substrate
  • Solo Cup Recycling- made a flyer to tell people in Williamsburg about what they can and can’t recycle
  • SEAC Retreat– also was a pretty low turnout out…we will probably redesign/reschedule/reorganize next semester.  The people who were there learned about birds, calendar gift bags, sustainable systems, AND a new idea for combining guac and chips *see attached picture* 

We also talked about…Tips for a Sustainable Thanksgiving!

  • carpool home
  • take time away from electronics while spending time with the family
  • use reusable dishes instead of single-use plates, utensils etc.
  • save all your leftover food
  • consider reducing or cutting out meat
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
Campus Parks Fall 2015 Research Symposium
December 1, 2015 from 3:30pm – 4:50pm – Swem Media Center, Ford Classroom
Please join the ENSP 249: Campus Parks Research class as we present the results of our semester research project examining the effectiveness of ecotherapy on the W&M campus. Food and beverages will be provided.
Please RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1524431217873590/?

Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo
Opportunity for recent university graduates to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Egypt.

*FLYER ATTACHED WITH MORE INFO*

Climate Countdownnew web series on climate policy and COP21
This is a resource to learn more about the negotiations that will be going on in Paris this December.  Here are some links about COP21,INDCs,implementation, carbon pricing, and China. There is also a screening of Climate Countdown with expert panel discussions on Nov 15th at Columbia University. Here are the event details and livestream.