Monthly Archives: November 2013

Meeting Minutes, November 25 2013

Howdy folks of SEAC. We met today and, on a brisk November evening, discussed the following.

Recycling: had a fun get-together on Wednesday!

Gardening:  They will meet on Sunday if anyone is interested!! Stay tuned! Ben is also interested in doing some tool sharpening, so let us know if you want to help out. Meeting time: 3-5pm Sunday in the Campus Gardens (join the listserv for details)

Energy justice: They are drafting a proposal next meeting, so if you have experience writing proposals or know about economics/investment, please join us! Sunday, 7pm in the SEAC Office

 

The Budget: We need to apply for our budget for the 2014-2015 school year! Please email Scott or Natalie if you have any suggestions, or you can bring them up at the meeting next Monday.

Reflections on John Passacantando and SEAC Retreat: Scott made a cool shirt for retreat. Cool. Mushroom liberation front presentation was awesome, we may want to work with the ENSP department for do some mushroom remediation research in the future. The Greenpeace speaker was awesome!

Announcements:

New Animal Rights club coming up next semester: Fill out the doodle poll (http://doodle.com/62unn44xsp86ghcw) to help set a time! If you’re interested email Mike at mwpanciera@email.wm.edu.

AMP Recycled Christmas Gifts next week, Thursday December 5th

 

Next Semester Meeting Place:

James Blair 205, Monday’s 8:30-9:30, Office hours before the meeting (8-8:30) with Scott and Natalie

 

Final meeting next week!! We’ll be doing plus-minus-delta and talking about plans for next semester!!

Meeting, November 11

Hi everyone!

 

Here are the minutes for this week:

 

GO AROUND:  What Disney princess does Nicolas Cage most resemble?

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:

 

SEAC Retreat Planning: on November 16th from 10am-4pm at the Keck Lab!!! A chance to spend an entire day with SEAC. There will be food (mmm chili)! If you have more ideas, let Natalie know 🙂

Things to look forward to:

  • Mushroom/foraging presentation by Alex (1 hour)
  • Composting presentation by Scott & Ben (30 minutes)
  • Eco-crafts by Jamie, Katie, Rosemary, Jacob (30-40 minutes)
  • Moss graffiti by Jacob, Scott, Julia (15 minutes)
  • Eating sustainably by Erin, Ben, Katie (30 minutes)
  • Nurdles prezi by Eric (30-45 minutes)
  • VA energy by Anne and Arie (20 minutes)
  • Social justice issues by Jacob, Shane, Natalie (45 minutes)
  • FOOD!!
    • Nobody bring peanuts or peanut butter related things
    • Bagels (Madeleine)
    • Cream cheese
    • Chili & cornbread (Michael)
    • Mushrooms (Scott/Jacob)
    • Cheese & crackers (Eric)
    • Nutella (Anne)
    • Cinnamon rolls (Anne)
    • Banana and cranberry juice (Ian)
    • Bananas

 

AMP Sustainability Fall Speaker: November 18th at 8:00pm in Commonwealth Auditorium (Sadler Center) Join AMP Sustainability & Diversity for a talk with John Passacantando, Former Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, the largest environmental organization in the world! His talk is entitled: “Fostering Change with Grace and Fierceness”

 

Net Impact (Do One Thing campaign) Executive Positions: Net Impact is taking on executives

Applications due Wednesday November 13th at noon… ask Scott where to get the app!

 

*Branch Out Alternative Breaks being led by SEAC members!* March 1-March 8 *Registration starts now

  • Mountaintop Removal Spring Break: Branch Out Alternative Spring Break being led by Scott and Jamie! Planning on having 4 spaces reserved for SEAC members; talk to Scott or Jamie if interested!

 

Campus consciousness grant – $10,000

 

Vegan/Vegetarian/Animal Rights Club Starting Up: Send Mike an email if interested!mwpanciera@email.wm.edu

 

Volunteering at Day Spring Farm: every Friday to see what farming is like or just hang out on a farm; they want students to be more involved with their farm so definitely let Julia know if you’re interested!jjswalchick@email.wm.edu

 

-Shifts for farming: leaving at 7:30am but considering adding transportation to leave around noon as well — email Julia if interested!

-About Dayspring Farm: Farm of Professor Maloney; All produce is ecologically grown; Professor wants to teach more students how to grown sustainably –> This would be a great learning experience and we would love to see more students go!

Business School Big Idea Challenge: choose an environmental problem and come up with an idea to work on that idea, can even get funding for your idea! This will be in November so start thinking about that!

 

FORKS: Fun group where members make dinner and eat while talking about an ethical issue on Sundays at 6pm – Held in Blow Hall 3rd floor lounge – join us!

 

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!

 

REPORT-BACKS:

 

Here are our current sub-campaigns: (which have their own list-servs)

 

Recycling: Meets Wednesdays 7-8 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.

 

Gardening: Meets Sundays 3-5 in the Campus Garden behind the Caf/Commons dining hall; also meets on Thursdays at 7pm in the SEAC office. Email mtcurcio@email.wm.edu to be added to the Gardening listserv!

 

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

-working on divestment; meeting with Sam Jones with finances soon (like this week!)

IN the FUTURE…

-Apply for SCA spring break programs: they save 5 spots for William & Mary students

 

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 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!

 

Have a great week!

 

Katie

Meeting, November 4 2013

(courtesy of our lovely and capable seacretary Rachel Cook)

Hi everyone!

Here are the minutes for this week:

GO AROUND: The most exciting class OR your WORST registration horror story.

ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:

BE SURE TO VOTE TOMORROW!!!

COS Operations Subcommittee: meets this Wednesday at 2pm in the Facilities Building (behind Marketplace)

Webinar on Wind Power on College Campuses: this Thursday at 2pm; you can register online and then listen to it on your computer!

America Recycles Day! : this Saturday on the Sunken Gardens from 11-2

Event with Roosevelt Institute: November 11th (Monday) – Panel on environmental issues. There will be speakers from ENSP department, geology community, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, etc.) — pushing our meeting that day back to 9:00pm to accommodate SEAC members who wanted to go to this event!

Sustainable Business: Friday November 15th and Saturday November 16th from 9-5 in the Brinkley Commons

-SEAC Retreat: on November 16th; a chance to spend an entire day with SEAC. Starts possibly at 10am at the Keck Lab and there will be food (mm chili)! If you have more ideas, let Natalie know 🙂

AMP Sustainability Fall Speaker: November 18th at 8:00pm (which is, again, a Monday) John Passacantando (former executive director of GreenPeace) is coming to speak!! So we will be cancelling the meeting for this week (2 weeks from now)

Volunteering at Day Spring Farm: every Friday to see what farming is like or just hang out on a farm; they want students to be more involved with their farm so definitely let Julia know if you’re interested!jjswalchick@email.wm.edu

-Shifts for farming: leaving at 7:30am but considering adding transportation to leave around noon as well — email Julia if interested!
-About Dayspring Farm: Farm of Professor Maloney; All produce is ecologically grown; Professor wants to teach more students how to grown sustainably –> This would be a great learning experience and we would love to see more students go!

Student Environmental Educators Discussion (SEED): on November 9th at American University in D.C. so put this on your calendar and keep it in mind if you’re interested!

Business School Big Idea Challenge: choose an environmental problem and come up with an idea to work on that idea, can even get funding for your idea! This will be in November so start thinking about that!

FORKS: Fun group where members make dinner and eat while talking about an ethical issue on Sundays at 6pm – Held in Blow Hall 3rd floor lounge – join us!

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!

REPORT-BACKS:

Here are our current sub-campaigns: (which have their own list-servs)

Recycling: Meets Wednesdays 7-8 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.
-America Recycles Day is Nov 6 from 11-2 on the Sunken Gardens!

Gardening: Meets Sundays 3-5 in the Campus Garden behind the Caf/Commons dining hall; also meets on Thursdays at 7pm in the SEAC office. Email mtcurcio@email.wm.edu to be added to the Gardening listserv!
-renting super cheap plots in the gardens for the spring so let people know about this
-Movie screening on November 7th – more info to come

Energy Justice: Meets Sundays, SEAC office 7-8pm; Email nlhurd@email.wm.edu to be added to the EJ listserv!
-working on divestment; meeting with Sam Jones with finances soon

Sustainability Summit Reflections: finding out where all the groups on campus stand on environmental issues & what they do
-Hannah saw some composting cones outside of Landrum so hopefully we can make that a campus wide thing!
-the lodges are going to be transformed into an ECOVILLAGE which is awesome

Other report-back from Scott and Natalie
-Nonprofit educational organization inspiring students to find creative solutions to environmental problems
www.cellonline.org
Dave and Sue Oakes, Managers/Founders of the CELL program: daveoakescell@gmail.com
YouTube Video: Search: Lessons in Sustainability from Iceland <-- Watch it! IN the FUTURE... -Apply for SCA spring break programs: they save 5 spots for William & Mary students -CCAN and Sierra Club: on November 16th day long event so start thinking about this 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 have a wonderful week! 🙂