Earth Week Activities
Bike Show (for next year during orientation) – Lead Needed!
Greening Orientation 2014 – Lead Needed!
Furniture reuse and trash2treasure
- Dorm electricity competition (combine with UA) – Lead Needed!
- Coordinate with Graduate Dorm Environment/Sustainability Chairs
- Green events guide (with AC committee)
What you are interested in can go here!
But let’s start to think big too! Green Revolving Loan Fund? Improve/Replace leaking windows? Reduce heating and cooling energy use?
Existing sustainability-minded groups:
- UA Sustainability
- Working Green at MIT
- MIT Food and Agriculture Collaborative
- Water Club @MIT
- Fossil Free MIT
In 2010-2011, the Graduate Student Council initiated a Sustainability Task Force to think strategically about how we as an organization can contribute to a sustainable future. The Task Force culminated in a report, which was presented at the May, 2011, General Council Meeting.
In response to the report, and in light of a general commitment to advancing sustainability within the organization and across MIT, the GSC has announced the creation of a Sustainability Subcommittee. Unfortunately during 2011-2013 year, the committee ceased to exist with leadership. But we’re back in the swing of things now.
Becky Romatoski and Caroline Howe are the committee co-chairs for 2013-2014. If you’re interested in sustainability we’d love to hear your ideas and get your help on projects and initiatives. Email us at gsc-sustainability[at]mit[dot]edu or sign-up for the committee by joining the mailing list.
If you would like more information or to get involved in this new and exciting GSC subcommittee, please contact us at: gsc-sustainability[at]mit[dot]edu