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GREEN CLUB: GREENING THE GREEN WAVEIf you edit a cell, please leave it highlighted like this so we know to follow up with youWe'd like to have at least 2 or 3 people working on each projectIf you have any new ideas, please feel free to add them to the bottomHit a dead end on your project? Don't know who to contact? Ask the GC leader assigned to help you out
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ProjectQuick DescriptionPeople working on itEmails of people working on itGreen Club leader(s) overseeing projectStatus (include dates please)
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CompostingExpand on-campus composting to allow more people to compost, decreasing our carbon footprint and providing rich soil for local farmersTaco, and way too many Compost Captains to fit herenstracco@tuTaco nstracco@tulane.edu9/16 Just built new bins behind Paterson. Awaiting HRL's approval to place collection buckets in the lobby of 9 dorms. Compost Captains will take biodegradable from the dorms to the bins twice a week. All are welcome to drop off compostable stuff at the bins
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Printer PaperThe library currently procures virgin paper, straight from the tree. We're working on making sure they buy 100& post consumer waste (PCW) paper to save trees and CO2Alex Schoolfield, Taryn Farberaschooly@gmail.com; tfarber@tulane.eduTaco nstracco@tulane.edu, Kate Sheehan ksheehan@tulane.edu9/15 submitted a report of different recycled paper suppliers to Technology Services including many options. 9/20 Submitted report to Sheldon at Tech Services, will speak with Liz Davey soon to recommend which supplier to buy from
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GRΣΣNKGet frat parties to recycle! NOLA provides free curbside recycling. Lets get frats signed up and using recycling bins at their partiesjgoergen@tu; mmurray9@tu; efagan@tu; ylevy@tu ; lflanaga@tulane.edu; clarge@tulaneDan Coleman dcolema3@tulane.edu9/16 Joe will set up a meeting with Liz, head of the IFC to see if they can incentivize recycling at frats
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Compostable cups in LBCThe plastic water cups in the LBC are plastic number 6, a plastic that cannot be recycled on campus. Lets switch to buying compostable cups instead.Natalie Lirette and Brianna Steinmetz, Rachel Weiner, Berry Dannnlirette@tu.edu; bsteinme@tulane.edu, rweiner1@tulane.edu, bdann@tulane.eduEmma Collin ecollin6@tulane.edu
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Sustainable LaundryWith laundry free this year, people are doing loads much more frequently than they need to. We should put up flyers encouraging people to only do full loads and use cold water to save energy, as well as air dry if they canAnne Bevis- monroe , olive henzel -jL, Claire Beauchamp- Butler, Julia Brem- Mayerabevis@tulane.edu, ohenzel@tulane.edu, cbeaucha@tulane.edu, jbrem@tulane.eduMallory Lowe mlowe1@tulane.edu
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Lights out in B-SchoolThe B School keeps their lights on all night. This wastes SO much energy. We should look into if we can get them switched to a motion sensor systemAvery ChesAvery Ches aches@tulane.edu, gmartin3@tulane.eduSusannah Halbrook, shalbroo@tulane.edu Shannon Vitrano, svitrano@tulane.edu
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Eliminate Plastic Bottles and Install Hydration StationsBottles, a petroleum product, are extremely wasteful. It takes 3L of water to make 1L of bottled water. Some schools have successfully banned plastic water bottles on campus. Lets see if it's doable on campus. ,mmurray9@tulane.edu, jkronish@tulane.edu, samfishman902@gmail.com, tpaschoa@tulane.edu, japolins@tulane.edu, sbrogan@tulane.edu, ebartowg@tulane.edu, aches@tulane.edu, ckaplan1@tulane.edu, bjerniga@tulane.edu, elisec@tulane.edu, aschully@tulane.eduMallory Lowe mlowe1@tulane.eduAmy Schully is gonna head this up
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Awareness of Green TipsThere is a lack of environmental awareness on campus. Lets do things to make people think about the environment moreTaco,nstracco@tu, gsavagea@tu; dcolema3@tu; ecollin6@tulane.edu, bjerniga@tulane.edu, gmartin3@tulane.eduTaco nstracco@tulane.edu9/11 Printed hundreds of GreenTips out of used material and passed out at tonight's meeting. Will do so again this next meeting. Other ideas welcome
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Music FestivalsVolunteer at music festivals to help with their environmental practices, esp. recycling, compost etc.Julia Brem , Lindsey Flanaganskondic@tulane.edu, lflanaga@tulane.eduEmma Collin ecollin6@tulane.edu,
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Chill out w/ the A/CSome buildings (like Sharp) are way too cold, to the point where it's uncomfortable. Lets see if we can save energy and blankets by toning down our A/CAlyssa Barnea , Rowan Langford, Suzannah Schneider
estarr@tulane.edu, samfishman902@gmail.com, ssimenho@tulane.edu; mmakous@tulane.edu, ohenzel@tulane.edu, japolins@tulane.edu, malongi@tulane.edu, sbrogan@tulane.edu, jbrem@tulane.edu,aches@tulane.edu, elisec@tulane.edu, gmartin3@tulane.eduDan Coleman dcolema3@tulane.edu
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Hand Dryers in the bathroomsLets see if we can get hand dryers installed in more bathrooms to cut back on paper useSimone Ballard (don't exactly know how to go about this, but I want to try), Claire Beauchampsballar2@tulane.edu, cbeaucha@tulane.edu, gmartin3@tulane.eduCarrie Martinez, cmarti10@tulane.edu
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Reusable ToGo containers at Bruff ToGoBruff ToGo, while being eco-friendly for serving vegetarian food, is hugely wasteful from using disposable containers for every meal served. Many colleges have instituted reusable ToGo containers. Lets get it done here!Genny Ward, Avery Ches, Brianna Steinmetz, Berry Danngward@tulane.edu, aches@tulane.edu, bsteinme@tulane.edu, bdann@tulane.eduAdam Bauer-Golden abauergo@tulane.edu, Chloe Arnow- carnow@tulane.edu
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Clothing SwapTo save on resources, Green Club hosts a clothing swap every semesterThe whole Exec. BoardTUgreenclub@gmail.comTUgreenclub@gmail.com9/16 We've set the date for the clothing swap for October 19th. We'll be collecting clothes every Friday At the Quad (FAQ) until then. 1-to-1 ratio, for each item donated, you take one on the 19th.
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Nuclear DebateClean Energy America, a nuclear energy lobbying group, is coming to campus. We're teaming up with the Poli Sci department, the Sierra Club, and the Alliance for Affordable Energy to host a debate about the pros and cons of nuclear energy. Taco, Greg Savageau, Dan Coleman, Emma Collin, Haley Burnsnstracco@tu, gsavagea@tu; dcolema3@tu; ecollin6@tulane.eduTaco nstracco@tulane.edu9/17 The room has been reserved in the B School for Oct. 9th. Clean Energy America and the Alliance for Affordable Energy have both confirmed their participation. Sierra Club has agreed to help with turnout. Will start working on advertising later this week. Dan will make flyers soon.
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Glass RecyclingSome stores in NOLA (like Whole Foods and Target) recycle glass. Lets see if Tulane can get in on that action!Ben Wombheim, Tassia Paschoal, Rachel Herschlag, Avery Chesbwambhei@tulane.edu, tpaschoa@tulane.edu, rherschl@tulane.edu, aches@tulane.edu, elisec@tulane.eduPLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING FOR THIS
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Alliance for Affordable Energy- Workshops for K-3 on Clean EnergyCommit to one of more workshops teaching kids about Clean Energy. Activities include cute art projects and explaining different aspects of wind, solar, and coal. Language and lesson plans are provided.Melissa Makous- mmakous@tulane.edu
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