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SEAC Minutes 9/14/15

Hiya tree-hugging friends. Here are tonight’s minutes

Remember to join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2200248487/

Submit announcements for meetings/minutes here: https://docs.google.com/a/email.wm.edu/forms/d/1ICwy_qsbixYR2-56gI9IQ2W7ArTNI0l7_ytXgFxOgpI/viewform?c=0&w=1

Google Calendar is here (we will be tweaking it throughout the semester):  https://www.google.com/calendar/render?tab=oc&pli=1#main_7

The Go Around: your favorite celebrity

  • Snoop Dog, Boo the Dog
  • John Muir
  • Emma Watson x3

Report-Backs

  • Restoration- project brainstormed & formed groups
  • Gardening- planted radishes, greens, and broccoli, pulled grass up
    • Looking for someone to help build cold frames and someone to help finish building the gazebo and someone to plan the plant sale
    • Sunday 7PM: Tour of edible plants around the Sunken Garden, starting at Blow Hall
    • Every Wed 5-7pm and Sun 3-5pm
  • Energy Justice-tabled, talked about goals, decided to make a student documentary
    • Needs people to interview in the video (esp outsiders to SEAC)
  • Take Back the Tap-going to start collecting/finding new homes for lost water bottles, brainstormed music video, send them love on social media
    • Tues 5PM SEAC Office- Green Fees work session with pizza
    • Needs help with water bottle refill station Google doc- talk to Josh or Natalie
  • Food Justice- set goals for semester, including concrete actions for food waste and food insecurity in the community, wants to coordinate with Gardening, Campus Kitchens
  • Recycling- organized the Free MarSolo Cup Recycling is starting back up,
    • Next Tuesday is the Grand Opening of the Free Market (open on Tues Thurs 5-7)
    • Donate goods at the bin in Sadler by the info desk
  • ESLI- going to Matthew Whaley 2x / month, planned out which topics/activities the kiddos will be treated to (nature walks, food,
    • This Thursday 1st meeting- 6:30 in SEAC Office, next Thursday is the first school visit
    • Needs cereal boxes to use for crafts for kids, bring them to the next meeting
    • Email Talia if you want to be on the listserv at tjschmitt@email.wm.edu

We voted on which clubs to have mixers with:

  • Young Dems- early October
  • AEPi- possibly with VOX and Lambda
  • Phi Sigma Pi (Honor Fraternity)- late October?

Oaks and Acorns are due WEDNESDAY! Clue Week begins Sep 28. Revelation on Oct 2. Sign up here- we especially need Oaks: http://goo.gl/forms/ZVXc3sRsqB

Check Facebook for a poll on our new logo, thanks to Jacob Herin

This week’s article discussion led by Nick Newberry: Nature & Mental Health

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/june/hiking-mental-health-063015.html

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/how-nature-changes-the-brain/?_r=1

http://www.today.com/health/surgeon-generals-prescription-americans-take-walk-t43091

How we practice mindfulness & enjoy nature on campus:

  • Crim Dell Walks
  • Walks to class w/o phones
  • Sunsets at Matoaka
  • Boat House kayaking, Saturdays 2-5
  • Park’s Research Lab shares cool green spaces on their Facebook page, map going live in a few weeks (learn more from Hannah Cannon)
  • Tribe Strides walking club- Tues/Wed
  • Bike Alliance group rides- Wed 5:15 from the Terrace
  • Tribe Adventure Program & Outdoors Club
  • Birding Club- 2 walks a week on campus
  • Running Club- everyday at 4 outside Barrett, learn about cool trails
  • SEAC Gardening club
  • Greenhouse on top of Millington
  • SEAC trash pick-up’s
  • Pocket Points- gives you $ rewards for local restaurants for not using your phone

Ongoing Announcements:

Meatless Mondays start next week

Bike Alliance seeks Student Marketer: Are you interested in sustainability AND marketing/communications? The Bike Alliance is looking for you! We are a group that advocates for a cycling culture at W&M. We envision a future where cycling is a safe, fun, convenient and widespread form of transportation and recreation at W&M. The student marketing director would run our Facebook page, keep the events calendar updated, secure creative design, and other tasks outlined in the attached doc. If interested, email Gabriel Morey (gtmorey@email.wm.edu) and Erin Goodstein (epgoodstein@email.wm.edu) with a short paragraph on why you want to join!

Help Make Williamsburg Bike Accessible! The Bike Alliance is teaming up with StudentImpact and The Historic Triangle Bicycle Advisory Committee to do a bike traffic volume count between October 20-22. We need all the help we can get! Sign up at:  http://goo.gl/forms/JMzyVrOupD. Please direct questions to Erin Goodstein (epgoodstein@email.wm.edu) and Gabriel Morey (gtmorey@email.wm.edu).

Williamsburg International Food & Arts Festival:  September 19th, 11am – 7pm @ the School of Education

Arie is doing this as part of Literacy for Life and she wants volunteers to help with composting and recycling…you’ll get food and a tshirt! her email is
ahankerson@email.wm.edu.

Help out on a farm about 30 minutes away from campus. They have goats, chickens, ducks, pigs, dogs, cats, and a bunch of other animals.The work load isn’t very hard – mostly feeding animals, doing odd jobs, and cleaning up the barn. Even if you aren’t big into mucking out stalls, just playing with the animals can be loads of fun! There will be a poppin’ mini van going over there on Saturdays from 11am-4pm. Email Hope Wright at howright@email.wm.edu if you’re interested!

W&M in DC: Ever considered studying and interning in DC through W&M’s Washington Office? You can get credits and one of many environmentally-friendly internships with the support and networking pluses of the DC Office. Our capital is the center of it all for advocacy groups and federal environmental legislation/regulation, so this is a great way to get a great internship experience and enhance your perspective.

DC program schedules and logistical information are included in attachments, but you can also email Josh Aurand (jdaurand@email.wm.edu) and Bel Kelly-Russo (iakellyrusso@email.wm.edu) to talk to us about our experience in DC interning at the Dept of Justice, Environment and Natural Resource Division!

Go to Shalom Farms with Branch Out- Anne Davis is leading a trip to help provide food to underserved populations, talk to her!

SEAC Minutes 9/7/15

Hello everyone! Here are this week’s minutes:

Remember to join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2200248487/

Submit announcements for meetings/minutes here: https://docs.google.com/a/email.wm.edu/forms/d/1ICwy_qsbixYR2-56gI9IQ2W7ArTNI0l7_ytXgFxOgpI/viewform?c=0&w=1

Google Calendar is here (we will be tweaking it throughout the semester):  https://www.google.com/calendar/render?tab=oc&pli=1#main_7

The Go Around:  Name, Year, Favorite TV show

Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, It’s always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parks and Rec, West Wing, Bones, The X-files…and many more

Report Backs

Take Back the Tap: Thursdays at 5 in the SEAC Office

had lots of new people and ideas about encouraging people to carry reusable bottles, thinking about a petition to RAs to get refilling stations in dorms, working on inventory of water fountains and filling stations in all buildings, ideas about where we could have water stations…outdoors? other indoor locations? mobile stations/coolers for sports and other events

Eco-Schools Leadership Initiative: First meeting this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the SEAC Office

Will be going to Matthew Whaley Elementary after school program once a month to do fun interactive games and teach kids about environmental topics. We are also accepting people for the leadership core team. If you want to join the listserv or learn more, emailtjschmitt@email.wm.edu

Energy Justice: Sundays 7PM in the SEAC Office Talked about Seize the Grid: grassroots campaign to have 100% clean energy by 2030, focus on solar panels for the rec in the short term, ideas for marketing: haiku about energy justice…haiku contest?? talked about intersectionality (ex: environmental issues have more impact on minority groups…this is important for us all to consider), launch will be Oct. 14, tabling this Wednesday – Friday 11-1:30 on the terrace, Sign the online petition and/or come by the terrace! https://www.addup.org/campaigns/college-of-william-mary-seize-the-grid-for-100-clean-energy-by-2030

 

Recycling: NEW TIME Wednesdays 6:30 PM SEAC Office

this week was mostly info and overview, talked about focusing on education this semester…people are confused about recycling (it’s single stream etc), getting Free Market going soon, will be advertising lots
Gardening: Wednesdays 5-7PM and Sundays 3-5PM behind the Caf
Planning meeting: hoping to finish gazebo, perennial forest garden, standard winter annual crops, plant propagation and how to take cuttings and make new plants

GardenCorp hasn’t figured out best time to meet yet…

 

Restoration: this week Tuesday at 8:30 Sadler couches by swipe line, Friday on site at Crim Dell
Talked about what people want to do, lots of excitement, more help will be needed soon

email Nick Newberry @ nenewberry@email.wm.edu if you want to learn more

Solo Cup Recycling: collections from fraternities will be on Sundays!
There was a sign up sheet at the meeting; email Kara Newman at knnewman@email.wm.edu if you want to learn more.

Food Justice – did not meet…email rdsnellfeikema@email.wm.edu if you’re interested

 

In-reach Updates

  • Earth hour was successful with lots of people and fun!
  • We’re having a party this Saturday 9/12 @ 809 Lafayette: meet at 10:15 on terrace, party starts at 10:30, we won’t have solo cups so if possible bring SEAC mug (label it with your name/tie a ribbon on it), don’t bring everyone you know but a pal is okay
  • SEAC Dinners start this week!!: Tuesday 6 pm Marketplace, bring your own plates and utensils if you can
  • Oaks and Acorns sign-up NOW (make sure you are signed into your w&m email) https://docs.google.com/a/email.wm.edu/forms/d/1zb-uB5s-We07c5mVIoxg5NEgmAW31zwp1sz8RM_ohNU/viewform?c=0&w=1(Oaks = big/returningSEAC member, Acorns = littles…oaks might do clue week, but if you don’t want that, that’s okay)

Announcements

Williamsburg International Food & Arts Festival:  September 19th, 11am – 7pm @ the School of Education
Arie is doing this as part of Literacy for Life and she wants volunteers to help with composting and recycling…you’ll get food and a tshirt! her email is
ahankerson@email.wm.edu.

The Office of Sustainability wants to know what you would like to see happen in sustainability, invites you to learn more about this coming year, and wants you to get involved! Open to all faculty, staff, and students. Sept 9, 4-5pm, Small Hall 111. https://www.facebook.com/events/507470092742749/

Hi folks! There is a top notch farm about 30 minutes away from campus that is looking for general helpers! They have goats, chickens, ducks, pigs, dogs, cats, and a bunch of other animals.The work load isn’t very hard – mostly feeding animals, doing odd jobs, and cleaning up the barn. Even if you aren’t big into mucking out stalls, just playing with the animals can be loads of fun! There will be a poppin’ mini van going over there on Saturdays from 11am-4pm. Email Hope Wright at howright@email.wm.edu if you’re interested!
Ever considered studying and interning in DC through W&M’s Washington Office? You can get credits and one of many environmentally-friendly internships with the support and networking pluses of the DC Office. Our capital is the center of it all for advocacy groups and federal environmental legislation/regulation, so this is a great way to get a great internship experience and enhance your perspective. DC program schedules and logistical information are included in attachments, but you can also email Josh Aurand (jdaurand@email.wm.edu) and Bel Kelly-Russo (iakellyrusso@email.wm.edu) to talk to us about our experience in DC interning at the Dept of Justice, Environment and Natural Resource Division!

Elise Orlick, a recent W&M graduate, is recruiting for the Public Interest Research Group’s fellowship program. The two-year fellowship involves research and advocacy related to environmental policy issues. The job description is attached.

CAFO Culture: Visualizing Factory Farming in Virginia

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 9/15/15

Event Dates: 10/16/15-10/31/15

Virginia students and Virginia residents are invited to submit entries (Two-dimensional only: painting, prints, drawings, photographs, video, etc.) to be displayed in 1781 Jamestown Road and digital projections on the campus of College of William and Mary To learn more visit:www.youjudgeit.org/cafoculture

 

Other Updates

  • We will be posting a poll about CORT training: useful for sustainable advertising, buttons etc.
  • We will also post a poll for next week’s article topic (there were lots of great ideas!)
  • We had a consensus vote of approval for Tess Mackey to come speak next week; she graduated last year and now works at Chesapeake Environmental Communications, doing cool sustainable ‘yard makeover’ projects.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week! Make sure to spend some time outside!

SEAC Minutes 8/31 – Welcome back!

WELCOME BACK, SEAC!

About us:

  • We are a non-hierarchical organization, creating action.
  • Networking- great way to meet people who care about the same things you do and make connections for change -Ian
  • Consensus voting
  • We “sparkle” to signal agreement/support
Join our awesome club IRL and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2200248487/
 
Co-facilitators: Abby Holcombe and Ben Olinger

Our campaigns:

  • Take Back the Tap– working to end use of disposable water bottles, got grant money to install more refilling stations, has “pretty rad stickers”
  • Eco-Schools Leadership Initiative– Do you like to educate kids about the environment? We go to the local elementary schools to do fun interactive games and teach kids about environmental topics. We are also accepting people for the leadership core team. If you want to join the listserv or learn more, email me at tjschmitt@email.wm.edu
    • Talia Schmitt
      Thursdays at 6:30pm at Campus Center starting Sept 10!
  • Energy Justice– launching a Seize the Grid for grassroots 100% clean energy campaign this semester
  • Recycling– plans America Recycles Day, runs the Free Market
    • Lydia Francis and Rosemary McDermott
    • Wednesdays 7PM SEAC Office (Campus Center)
  • Gardening– learn to garden, connect with Williamsburg communities. GardenCorp and Permaculture Garden project
    • Ben Olinger
    • Wednesdays 5-7PM and Sundays 3-5PM, GardenCorp Tuesdays 7PM Blow 3rd Floor Lounge
  • Food Justice– improve ethics and sustainability of food in community and on campus, improve conditions for workers, reduce food waste
    • Rafael Snell-Feikema
    • Saturdays at 3PM (may be changed)
  • Restoration– started campaign to restore the Crim Dell, remove invasive species, working with HOPE to make spaces for restorative mental health
  • Solo Cup Recycling– collected over 3000 cups from frat parties last year
    • Jesse Smyth and Kara Newman

Cool things we did last year:

  • Went to the People’s Climate March- “we got to yell about good things”
  • Had fun “social gatherings”, including a GOP themed mixer
  • Graham learned that “goats are like puppies with horns”

Upcoming Social Events:

XOXO Megan, SEACretary

Happy Summer!

Welcome to SEAC! If you are a new member or incoming freshmen, please keep an eye out for the date of our first meeting! Until then, email the SEAC facilitators Madeleine Boel (mgboel@email.wm.edu) or Jacob Herrin (jrherrin@email.wm.edu) if you have any questions, are looking to get involved or even if you just want to chat.

Have a wonderful rest of the summer!

SEAC Minutes March 31st/Elections

HELLO EVERYONE!  Here are the minutes for this week:

GO AROUND: Your favorite CHEESE! Smoked gouda, mozzarella balls, cream cheese??

Guest Speaker: Katie from Relay Foods!

Appointments to Executive Board Happened! The positions are:
  • Co-facilitators: Madeline and Jacob
  • SEACretaries: Katie J. and Abby H.
  • Historian/Webmaster: Shane, Erin G., and Arie
  • In-reach: Ian H., Ashley, and Natalie
  • Treasurer/Fundraiser: Kevin
  • Outreach Coordinator: Ben, Abby M., Elana, and Anne

Congrats to all our new exec members! 🙂

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Trash Pick-Ups: Meets Sunday, 2pm meeting on the terrace!
  • AMP Sustainability Matoaka Day:Saturday April 5th, 12-3pm at the Keck Lab
  • College Creek Cleanup: postponed to April 12th (Saturday 9-12pm)
  • SEAC Retreat!: Sunday April 13th: we will be at the Keck Lab from about 10am-3pm and there will be guest speakers and fun times!
  • Camping in Surry: April 18th yay!
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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 5-6 and Thursday 6-7.

  • -will have a table at Earth Week!

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!

  • -went to a community garden which was really cool
  • -will be working in the gardens tomorrow also so come on by if ya want

Energy Justice: Meets Sundays, SEAC office 7-8pm; Email nlhurd@email.wm.edu to be added to the EJ listserv!

  • -went to Surry and picked up trash and got dinner and it was great
  • -will return to Surry
  • -organizing a camping trip 🙂

IN the FUTURE…

Current Events Discussions: we are going to talk 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 Saturdayin 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!

Natalie: nlhurd@email.wm.edu

Scott: swnordstrom@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!

 

Hope y’all enjoy this fabulous week 🙂

Rachel Cook, SEACretary

Meeting Minutes March 17th

HEY SEAC!

Here are the minutes for this week:

GO AROUND: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? planting plants, with lots of cats, livin life

Our minutes are a little different this week because the SEALS came to talk to us!

-SEALS stands for Student Environmental & Animal Law Society: They’re from the William & Mary Law School and they talked to us about their experience with government internships, the private sector, non-profits, working with clients through the law school, and research.

SEALS contact info (ask them questions or get on their listserv for fun club events!)

(Toren) tmelson@email.wm.edu (Kristen) kaclark@email.wm.edu (Jay) jbkane@email.wm.edu

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

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

 

COS Summer Research Applicaions due March 19th -email Patrick Foley, pjfoley@wm.edu

COS Operartion Subcommittee meeting March 20th @ 2 

  • at the facilities management building behind the campus center
  • agenda: Hazmat return day, plastic bag recycling, energy tracking

Service Opportunity: Clean Up College Creek March 19th, 9 am to noon 

  • partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, City of Williamsburg, Williamsburg Presbytarian Church
  • free lunch!
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 – ???

If you’re not going to be here next week (or don’t feel comfortable talking during meetings) feel free to email us with nominations for the elections all throughout the next two weeks. 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.)

-Do you think we need more/different positions? Let us know and we can chat about them next week!

 

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.

-thinking of doing a campaign to change attitude towards water bottles on campus

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!

-planting seeds for peppers, herbs, etc

Energy Justice: Meets Sundays, SEAC office 7-8pm; Email nlhurd@email.wm.edu to be added to the EJ listserv!

-we’re working on a speakers series

IN the FUTURE…

Current Events Discussions: we are going to talk 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!

Natalie: nlhurd@email.wm.edu

Scott: swnordstrom@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!

Meeting Minutes March 10th

 GO AROUND: What did you do over spring break? Branch out trips (lots of mountain justice), watchin’ shows, just chillin at home!

 ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:

Summer Community Engagement Grants: up to $2,000 to support student development as active citizens and positive social community driven change; applications due March 12 (this Wednesday): email efmiller@wm.edu

COS Summer Research Grants: up to $3,500 to support summer research projects, due March 19th. Email Patrick Foley (pjfoley@wm.edu) for more info!

 SEALS (Environmental Law Groups): coming to talk about careers and whatnot next Monday during our meeting (March 17th)

 Speaker Betsy Shepard: will talk about resistance and revitalization in Surry; Wed the 26th at 8pm Tucker 222

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!

Apply to Lead a Branch Out Trip:run alternative trips and events and are looking for site leaders…they love sustainability-themed trips so if you are interested or have an idea for a trip email branchoutregional@gmail.com byMarch 28th

-can also contact Melody Porter for more information (mcporter@wm.edu)

Earth Week Art Competition: if you have a desire to make recycled or sustainability related art, think about entering by April 1st…if interested, email wmearthweekart@gmail.com

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 open Tuesdays and Thursday 5-7.

  • -looking for free market volunteers
  • -solo cup brigade: working with frat houses to get garbage cans to recycle solo cups which is fabulous!
  • -advanced free market: garage sale for new student orientation
  • -campaign to get recyclable clear bags in recycling bins – please take pictures of recycling bins with black bags and send them to our recycling peeps (Ari is a good contact: ahnkerson@email.wm.edu) so we understand the scope of this problem

Gardening: Meets Sundays 3-5 in the Campus Garden behind the Caf/Commons dining hall;Email bmolinger@email.wm.edu to be added to the Gardening listserv!

  • -meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7 in the SEAC office
  • -installing berry bushes in a couple weeks woohoo!
  • -planting more stuff soon so if you’re interested, come out Sunday because it’ll be gettin’ real.

Energy Justice: Meets Sundays, SEAC office 7-8pm; Email nlhurd@email.wm.edu to be added to the EJ listserv!

  • -planned Betsy Shepard’s visit and talked about bringing speakers to campus
  • -campaigns helping to improve town of Surry to improve tourism and whatnot
  • -bike campaign to improve bike trails

Trash Pick-Ups: Sunday 2-4PM, Meet at the Grim Dell by the trails

 

IN the FUTURE…

Alum Panel: April 5th (or perhaps during the retreat), some alumni of W&M SEAC want to come talk to us about where they are and share their vast wisdom

SEAC Retreat: come together with SEACers to see/participate in presentations and other fun activities; if you have any fun ideas email us 🙂  -quasi-official date: April 13th (still up for debate)

Movie ScreeningFlow, Tapped, or River Change it’s Course (movies about water rights); we will be coordinating with the water people more and we will have more info about this soon! 

Oaks & Acorns Event: this Friday or Saturday evening we will have a meeting! email Natalie if you are an oak/acorn and let her know what food you can bring or if you can’t come

SEAC is will be changing offices next year

  • -our new office will be on the second floor of Campus Center next semester
  • -we need lots of help cleaning the space up, sorting out things we don’t need, and tagging things for movement to the new office so if you want to help out definitely get involved
  • -a googledoc will go out soon so if you can help fill this out please 🙂

*email us with ideas if there is something specifically you want to talk about*