Monthly Archives: March 2014

SEAC Minutes March 24 2014

HEY SEAC!

We’re voting next meeting so you should come!

Here are the minutes for this week:

GO AROUND:Are you registering for any cool environmental classes? Alternative Energy Strategies, Philosophic History of American Environmentalism, Wetland Ecosystems, ooooooo

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

-please come out and take part!

Hip Hop Caucus Action on Climate Campus Tour: this Thursday at Hampton University from 6-8pm

-free as long as you register ahead of time here http://climate.hiphopcaucus.org/tourdatesandtickets

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

AMP Sustainability Smoothie Bike: Wednesday 4-6:30pm on the terrace

Students for Animals Interest Meeting: Wednesday 6pm in Washington 301

Lecture on Global Warming and Indigenous People s in the US: Thursday 7pm in Andrews 101

Virginia Powershift: April 5-6th in Richmond! Talk to Anne if you’d like to go!

-it’s FREE (despite what the form says) and you can register here
https://docs.google.com/a/email.wm.edu/forms/d/1DJZQkElAvgT1O5PoP3CaWRuT6xVPG00geTJNPMpgydM/viewform

Work in Local Garden with Sharpe: this Saturday from 1:30-4:30, talk to Ben!

Service Opportunity: Clean Up College Creek: March 29th, 9 am to noon 

-partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, City of Williamsburg, Williamsburg Presbytarian Church

-meeting close to Movie Tavern

-free lunch!

SEAC Retreat!: Sunday April 13th

-more details to come

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 – ???

 

Nominations happened! Feel free to email us with nominations for the positions if you missed it. 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.)

Nominations:

Co-facilitators (2) Madeleine, Jacob

SEACretaries (2) (Audrey?), Hannah, (Katie?)

Historian/Webmaster (1) Shane, Anne, Ashley, Erin, Kallie, Arie, Ian H

In-reach (2-3) (Michael?), Jacob, Shane, Ian H, Anne, Ashley, Natalie

Treasurer/Fundraiser (1)  Scott, Adryan, Kevin

Outreach/Publicity  (1-3) Ben, Abby, Anne, Elana

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.

-solo cup initiative is making progress!

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!

-getting people on board with recycling coffee grounds

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

-we’re going to Surry this Sunday at 3 if you want to come!

-our meeting will be pushed back to 8pm this Sunday

IN the FUTURE…

Current Events Discussions:we are going totalk 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!

Natalienlhurd@email.wm.edu

Scottswnordstrom@email.wm.edu

Office hours: every Monday in Blair 205 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 fabulous week ya’ll!

Madeleine Boel, 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*