ECO-OSU Meeting

1st Meeting of Spring!

January 27, 2011


Attendance: 18 (7 first-timers!)

Welcome Back!

  • Spring Schedule
    • Found at

  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

  • 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 -
    • 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 Library
          • 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 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?

  Graphic Design?

  Art Department?


  • 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

For Sale

  • Bumper Stickers $3
  • Portable Coffee Mugs (discounts at Aspen and Daily Grind) $6
  • Shirts

-       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



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