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This spreadsheet keeps track of ideas for potential projects that SSS is not currently taking on. Please feel free to:
1) Add your own ideas!
2) Sign your name onto projects you're interested in! If there is enough interested people in an idea, we'll definitely consider taking it on.
3) If you want to spearhead a project, talk to Spencer Robinson (spence98@) to help you get started.
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TriageProject IdeaDatesProject DescriptionInterested? Put your nameTopics/Issues this coversScale/Level of Involvement~# of people neededComments/Notes:
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Priority NumberName of the projectDate that project was put on this listSummary of ProjectPeople who are interested in pursuing this projectList groups/topics that are related to the projectIs this a large project that requires a lot of time, or a small side job?estimates, please!green rows means the project is ongoing, blue means the project is finshed
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Sustainable Greek Life Project group!Work with row houses to make them greener (make a checklist and help them implement), etc.Deirdre, Jazzy
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CS+SSSEngage the CS / tech community in sustainability issues. This could look like working with Treehacks to create a sustainability track, or working with CS+Social Good to organize events. Or maybe something else!Cameron, Chris, Lucas(?)TechMedium to large; depends how much collaboration 3-7
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Humans of SustainabilityCreate a HONY-style Facebook page that features photos and stories of students who have sustainability-related stories to shareAlex/Becca?Media, Engagement, EducationMedium to large3-4Work with media team?
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SSS Alumni ListCreate an list of alumni that have been involved with SSS or sustainability, so that our group has connections to people who can serve as mentors or help out with SSS projects; and maintain the SSS LinkedIn groupMaeve, DeirdreCareersMedium size; need to do a lot of research and outreach to alumni3-7Do you think this really requires so many people? I think 1-3 could handle it. It;s just a lot of linkedin and emailing
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FLI driverevive and improve last year's FLI drive project to repurpose lightly used rooming items (couches, fridges) for FLI frosh and reduce wasteSierra + Andrea + Jazzy + Alexmedium (work mostly concentrated at end of quarter)~3 (but likely only towards end of quarter)
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Compile sustainability-related jobs/internships and classes Create an evolving database of sustainability-focused jobs, internships, opportunities, classes, etc. Hopefully work with media team to put this on the website and broadcast beyond SSSCareers Small to medium: after the initial organization and set-up, this will just require staying on top of email to add new opportunities1-2Work with media team?
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High School Sustainability Leadership ConferenceBeginning or end of school year. Engage Bay Area high school students on environmental & sustainability issues. Networking with environmental / sustainability orgs.Mireille, TuheenHigh Many many
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Sustainability in AthleticsKeep lobbying for the athletics department to hire a permanent sustainability manager!!! We want them to have carbon offsets for air travel, make sure there's no waste at games, etc. Jayne/Rozy?Climate
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Faculty LunchesOrganize1 or 2 lunches with faculty focusing on sustainbility JazzyEngagement, EducationMedium3-4
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Open space accessibility at Stanford
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Sit on LBRE BoardBe an SSS representative on the board that reviews new campus building projects.Campus buildingsSmall: could become larger if project to engage with is identified 1
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Collective roots workdays
Find info here: http://www.freshapproach.org/collectiveroots/ Small: once in a while outings to the community farm in East Palo Alto
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ROLLSS (Roble Living Laboratory for Sustainability at Stanford) - SSS LiaisonBecca (I will be living in Roble again next year as a preassignee.
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Permanent clothes donation bins (maybe at Haas)
JazzySmallish
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Farm work days for SSS bonding
Mireille (I work at the O'Donahue Family Stanford Educational Farm. Come join me!)
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Compost tour/workshop
Julie Muir has a compost tour I think? Can work with her to make a student-accessible compost workshop.
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Pie ranch tour/dancing/talk to people about farming
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Trash sorting labelling campaign across campus at places where it’s poorly labelled (e.g. Coho)
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Electric leaf blower project
Cameron(what is this project @ChrisLeBoa)
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JStreet U Collaboration
RIP we tried to meet with the person and we never found a time...
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Stop Slashing of backpacks/unsold materials at bookstoreGo investigate what actually happens and stop any slashing/trashing of unsold stuffJazzy (maybe)Medium
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Careers with BEAMWork with BEAM, the career center, to improve offerings for jobs, internships, and connnections in sustainability. In the past, SSS helped to organize a BEAM mixer on careers in sustainability. BEAM is looking for feedback as well as diversifying its offerings.CareersSmall to medium; most of the work will be liaising with BEAM and orgs/companies/etc.2-4Could be combined / coordinated w/ TomKat project
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Careers with TomKatTomKat is working on bringing smaller employers to campus, since they often can't afford to pay the fee to participate in the career fair.CareersSmall to medium; most of the work will be liaising with Tomkat and orgs/companies/etc.2-4Could be combined / coordinated w/ BEAM project
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Improve engagement w/ Solar Charging StationThere is a solar charging station outside of Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, but it does not see a lot of usage. Explore whether this station can be moved to a place with more foot traffic (Tresidder?) and can have a more intentional education/engagement component.Solar Energy, Public Interactions, EducationSmall; probably just a lot of asking around to see who's in charge of the station and whether this can be moved.1-3
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Knight-Hennessy FellowshipExplore whether SSS can influence the fellowship's curriculum to have a strong engagement with sustainability issues.EducationSmall; probably a lot of asking around1-3
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Sustainability Grades5/20/18
Grades for each of the dorms based on several measures including energy, transportation, water, and garbage
Alex, Jayne/Rozy?
Zero Waste, Energy, Water, climate
Large, would need to find a way to collect data and make sense of the data qualitatively
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Anti-Gas Artworkproduce an arts related sustainability project every quarter next year Lauren McLaughlin, Alyssa DiazTransportationpiece of artwork each quarterdepends on project: 2-4
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Sustainability Outreach at Local High SchoolsStudents at Stanford have a lot of knowledge about topics in sustainability. Why don't we share our passion and ideas with local middle and high school students
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Collaborating with Stanford Conservation5/20/18
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Student orientation of how to use transportation on campusgeneral goals for student orientation of how to use transportation on campus (5-sure, Marguerite, Caltrain, how to get to airport, how to get to Palo Alto + SF + other common places Stanford students go, and other transportation), perhaps communicated through a tabling event at activities fair (NSO as well?).Lauren McLaughlinTransportation, Education
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Collaborative with Environmental Justice Community Groups/Organizations5/20Mireille
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