1st Meeting of Spring!
January 27, 2011
Attendance: 18 (7 first-timers!)
- Spring Schedule
- Found at orgs.okstate.edu/ecoosu/eco
Few new links added- additions?
- Need small group discussion leaders for “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!” Series
- SGA Green Student Initiative!!
- Due tomorrow
- Ours: Tree Campus USA
Very solid backing and support from Physical Plant
Detailed description of implementation and strong supporting documents.
Requesting full $8,000
If you’d like a copy of our submission, email Brittney.email@example.com
- Finalists notified by Friday February 4.
- Presentations on Thursday February 24 at the OSU Green Student Initiative Proposal Symposium
- Proposals will be judged on their feasibility, creativity, scope of impact, longevity, project duration and timeline, and any possible payback or savings.
- New LEED Student Union Marketing Project
- ECO-OSU invited to develop marketing/Branding of the LEED certification and recycling initiative in the new union, hope to create brand recognition and be able to apply program to other buildings/areas on campus
- Interested? Talk to Morgan Hopkins - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Feb 7- Morgan to meet with physical plant, SGA sust, and new recycling data curator to facilitate consistency and eliminate repetition.
- Lake McMertury
- City of Stillwater is developing the East side of Lake McMertury in order to sell the land for a profit.
- We need to have a say in this discussion- deforestation and additional environmental degradation is not the best alternative for additional funding.
- Stillwater Red Dirt Peddlers and OSU Cycling Club are protesting.
- More info to come, keep your ears open.
- Airport Road Recycling Drop-off site SIGN UPDATE!
- Making progress, heard back from Waste Management
- Need to clarify with Allied Waste because they own the containers, but fine by WM!
- Plan: decoratively paint the receptacles at our site with simple instructions and rules large enough for people to read and want to abide by (EDUCATE THE RECYCLER TO MINIMIZE CONTAMINATION)
- Sustainability Interest Group Brown Bag at
- Join other lively faculty across campus interested in creating a culture of Sustainability at OSU: i.e. sustainability curriculum, greening campus, interdisciplinary grant collaboration. Featured speaker Friday, January 28, 12:00 - 1:00 pm in NE McCollom Room 1st floor : Management Professor Dr. Jim Pappas "Learning to Teach Sustainability" sponsored by Spears School of Business.
- Future Fridays: Feb. 4 Taylor's Dining Room HES; Feb. 11, 18, 25 brown bag at McCollom Room at Library.
- RSVP to Jane.Talkington@okstate.edu or call/text (405) 714-1919.
- HUGE DEAL!
- Earth Fest and Earth Week 2011 Planning
- 41st Earth Fest on OSU campus
- Coordinator and Volunteer Apps are on our website
*Email to ecoosu@gmail by Thursday, February 3 at 5pm.
- Themes? Be thinking!
- Earth Week Ideas?
Made in Oklahoma local dinner at Adams Market – OSU Dining Services, April 21st
Apparel Design Showcase Competition?
- 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
- Bumper Stickers $3
- Portable Coffee Mugs (discounts at Aspen and Daily Grind) $6
- Really thin organic = brown with yellow lettering and green with brown lettering $20
- Alternative Apparel Organic = deep blue with black lettering $15
- Organic cotton = orange with black lettering and natural with black lettering $15