ECO-OSU Minutes

1st Meeting of Fall 2010

September 2, 2010

Attendance: 28

  • Welcome back!
    • New officers
      • Brittney Melton, President
      • Dawson Metcalf, Vice-President
      • Morgan Hopkins, Treasurer
      • Jordan Pace, Secretary
      • Rachel Benbrook and Mallory Ross, Advertising Coordinators
      • Alexa Healey, Earth Week Coordinator
  • OSU Energy Managers
    • Coming back to give a more in-depth presentation on what they are doing, October 14
  • Mortar Boards
    • Meetings scheduled in the Mortar Boards this year!
    • Our logo is on the back!
    • Made from recycled materials, go Mortar Board!
    • Keystone Lake Event, helping with the launch of “You CAN do it!”
    • Meeting in Walgreens parking lot at 1pm Saturday
    • Set up camp, spread the word about the new program, assist campers
    • Dinner at Pier 51 and enjoy the concert
    • Wake up, pack up, head out
    • Spots in tents still open!!!
  • Tailgate Recycling at Football game this Saturday with SGA Sustainability!
    • Meet in the parking lot on the north side of Gallagher-Iba at 1:00pm (by the Bullet statue and the Wrestling Hall of Fame)
    • Meet back at same location after the game to collect and sort
    • Call Rachel Branch, Sustainability Committee Chair for help if lost! 405.315.3830
  • ECO-OSU Website
    • About Us
    • Fall Event Schedule




Coming up in September:

  • Next Week
    • Thursday, September 9th, Farmer’s Market on campus! 10am-3pm on top floor of Student Union parking garage.
    • Future dates:
      • September 23
      • October 7
      • October 21
  • September 13 Green Drinks at Hideaway Pizza
    • Starts at 5:30pm, no agenda or speaker, come and go, ask “Are you green?”
    • Check out for more info on this worldwide chain event
  • September 15 Co-tabling with Crazy Hats Tie-Dye on Library Lawn, 10am-3pm
    • Will donate 10% of profits to ECO-OSU
    • Volunteers?
  • September 26 Airport Road Recycling Drop-off Clean up! Sunday, 3pm?
  • September 30 No meeting! Enjoy the Thursday night football game!

Other up-coming semester events:

  • October is Energy Awareness Month
  • Bluegrass Festival in Guthrie, weekend of October 2
  • OSU Energy Managers to speak in meeting, October 14
  • Homecoming Parade, October 23
  • ECO-Film Series
    • Addicted to Plastic
    • Suggestions welcome!
  • America Recycles Day- Airport Road Recycling Center Clean-up, Monday November 15


  • Dues: $20 + ECO-OSU organic cotton t-shirt
  • Members are required, at minimum, to attend three (3) events per semester.
  • Secretary will keep track of attendance/absences

*2010-2011 Initiatives and Speakers

  • Be thinking about and observing what has been overlooked on our campus and what ECO-OSU wants to see change or happen.
    • Statuses of projects in progress?
    • New projects
    • Bills through SGA
    • What guest speakers would you like to have this year?



1-    What is the correct order of the “three R’s” and what is important about the order? Reduce, Reuse, Recycle à order matters because it begins with the one with the lease impact on the environment.  

2-    Recycling one glass bottle can power a 100-watt light bulb for how long? 4 hrs           

3-    Which country consumes the most energy?

                        a) Russia        b) China       c) United States         d) India

4-    Americans make up less than 5% of the global population, and produce what amount of the total global waste?

                        a) 4%                        b) 12%                         c) 33%                        d) 20%

5-    The average U.S. home uses the most energy for

                        a) Lighting                                       b) Water heating 

                        c) Space (air) heating                        d) Air conditioning (cooling)


Next Meeting is September 16 at 5pm. Have a great week! Email with anything!



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