Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Welcome back Union! We have a lot planned for 2013-2014. Here is what you need to know to get involved...

Looking to get involved in one of our environmental groups or need to contact one of our leaders?

Our events coming up will be listed in blue under the appropriate group

 A committee of students, faculty, staff and administrators who work together to help reduce Union's carbon footprint and make the college more sustainable.
U-sustain meets on Wednesday of Week 2, 5, and 8 in Old Chapel during Common Lunch!

Faculty Leaders: 
Jeff Corbin:
Laura MacManus-Spencer:
Student Leaders: 
Max Fey (Co-chair):
Jordan Pulling (Co-chair):
Marissa Peck (Education and Outreach):
Jill Ackermann (Secretary):

U-Sustain meeting Wednesday, September 18. Old Chapel. Common Lunch.
Meet the action groups and begin planning projects for this term.

Environmental Club
An all student run organization where the ultimate goal is to raise environmental awareness on campus. The club brings speakers to campus, raises money for ecological organizations, petitions and works on community service projects. Club meets Mondays at 8:00pm in Humanities 115. 

The club is working to send some students to represent Union to
US Power Shift 2013 in Pittsburg, PA (Oct. 18-21). 
 Talk to (BLANK) if you are interested in going.
Octopus's Garden
The garden was a student initiative funded by a Green Grant in 2008. The idea was conceived with the intention of producing delicious produce for those without access to fresh vegetables in our community. In recent years OG's produce has been donated to the food pantry, used for Ozone Cafe and in the dining halls. Very recently, a new collaboration has formed between OG and Campus Kitchens which we will continue to foster considering that it brings us back to our original mission!

The garden is always in need of tending, so.....

If you are interested in getting down in the dirt contact: 
Connie Schmitz at

Last fall harvest on Saturday September 21.
Come and enjoy the life of the Octopus Garden and celebrate the end of a bountiful season!

Octopus's Garden Club!!
OGC is being re-formed this year. A very successful meeting was held during week 2 and officers were chosen! And during week 3 potatoes were harvested! Weekly meetings will be held on Thursdays at 6pm in Golub Great Room!

Contact Ram Batta:

Campus Kitchens
Student volunteers take excess food from Union's dining halls and create a healthy, balanced meal which they deliver to the City Mission of Schenectady. 
CKUC Meets Saturdays from 11:00-1:30 in College Park Hall.

Tori Chee:

Ozone Café
A student run café that offers a local & organic freshly made lunch on Fridays in Old Chapel from 12 to 1:30pm. The best meal you'll have all week is just a meal swipe away!

If you are interested in serving contact: 
Maxwell Prime:

Ozone Café every Friday in Old Chapel from 12-2pm.
One meal swipe for a delicious lunch made with local ingredients served by the members of
Ozone house and others on campus

Green Fee Governance Committee (GFGC)Committee creates and releases The Green Fee RFP. The GFGC reviews proposals and determines proper allocation of funds. Committee Members include:

Chair: Lucas Comstock
Vice Chair: Lauren Hafkemeyer
ENS faculty member: Kristen Bidoshi
ENS student: Lucas Comstock
Facilities Services staff member: Paul Matarazo
VP of Sustainability: Max Fey
U-Sustain student: Jordan Pulling
Sustainability Coordinator: Meghan Haley-Quigley
Environmental Club student: Lauren Hafkemeyer
Committee on Committees student: Peter Durkin

Vice President of Sustainability
Max Fey:

Sustainability Coordinator 
Meghan Haley-Quigley:

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