Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Have you ever considered joining Environmental Club?

Environmental Club is composed of a group of students committed to education and activism. The club seeks to inform the campus community of relevant environmental issues by way of educational campaigns, speakers, outdoor excursions to increase environmental appreciation and the importance of volunteer service. Efforts of Environmental Club often overlap with those of other groups on campus such as U-Sustain and Ozone House, two examples of other organizations dedicated to making Union more sustainable.

Environmental Club meets Mondays at 8pm in Humanities 115

For more information, please contact: or

Events from Fall & Winter Term (2010-2011):

  • Re-Tree Schenectady
  • Dinner & Discussion with Allison Cook from The Story of Stuff Project hosted by Breazzano House

  • Trash Audit

  • 10/10/10 Global Work Party: Trash Pick Up & Storm Drain Painting
  • Walk down to the Greenmarket (with USA)
  • Co-sponsor of speaker Ralph Nader 

  • Do It In the Dark
Do It In the Dark is an energy saving competition between buildings across campus. DIITD was an initiative from years previous that was brought back this winter in hopes that it will become an annual competition. The competition lasted four weeks and kWh of energy use was read on Monday and Thursday mornings at 10am. This data was compiled for 4 weeks and total energy use was determined. Total energy usage was  then converted to per person kWh usage in each building. The buildings were divided into four divisions: Administrative, Apartment Style Living Division, Mid-Size Division, Large Residence.
DIITD was made possible by Ozone House, Environmental Club & U-Sustain.
Trophies awarded at the next U-Sustain meeting on February 23rd!
  • Dionondehowa
  • Participants of the PVC-free Campus Campaign's Valentine's Day of Action

Upcoming events:
  • Winter Environmental Movies Series hosted by Green House
Part III of Winter Environmental Movie Series:
No Impact Man

Watch it on February 24th at 8pm in Green House!

  • "Who Owns the Weather?" Dinner & Discussion on Solar Radiation Management with Bonnie Hoag
Come to Breazzano House on February 23rd at 6:30!

Check out what's coming next term...
  • Anti-Chevron Campaign
  • Big Tree Veggie Oil Tour stopping at Union College
  • The Yes Men speaking engagement and Dinner & Discussion
  • Trip to Dionondahowa
  • Volunteer Day at The Albany Pine Bush
  • End of the Year Flea Market

See you there!

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