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and Fair Trade Coffee
During the 2005-2006 school year, President Maia Hawkes worked
diligently to get organic and fair trade coffee served at campus coffee
shop locations. With cooperation from Starbucks/Seattle's Best Coffee
Co. as well as the campus food service provider Sodexho, this was one
of the club's most successful campaigns throughout the year! Click here
for more information about fair trade coffee.
|In 2005, the
Environmental Club started a campus fundraiser to sell reusable insulated coffee mugs for only $3.00.
Our mug campaign is both a club fundraiser as well as an attempt to
reduce the amount of paper waste on campus. Help us change the world
one 16 oz. espresso at a time when you use your mug at any campus
coffee shop location and recieve a 25¢ discount on any espresso
drink! In coming years we hope to extend this discount to other
locations throughout Moscow. Ask at your favorite local coffeehouse!
Paper in UI Computer Labs
encourage everyone to take advantage of double sided printing to help
conserve paper. You can also change page margins to 1 inch instead of
the Microsoft Word defualt of 1.25 inches to get even more out of a
page. Most professors support this practice, so go ahead, print
assignments double sided and use half the paper! It's as easy as 1-2-3.
to learn how.
upcoming year, the E-club hopes to convince ITS services to offer
discounted print pages when the double-sided printing option is used.
|Every April, the Environmental Club
sponsors a week-long celebration of Earth Day including games, music, workshops, competitions, booths, campus tours, and
educational activities. Past years events have included free bicycle repair workshops, aluminum can crushing races, alternative transportation vehicle shows, environmental game shows, and live music from the Shaun Daniels Band, Whitewater Ramble, Sesitshaya Marimba, Dolphin Revolution, Soul Serene, Tracy Lyons, Potatohead, Forgotten Freight, and Dr. Stephen Mulkey.
|In 2005, the
Club worked in conjunction with ASUI senator Chase Carter to bring
better recycling capabilities to our campus, especially in residence
halls and on greek row. All residence halls have access to recycling
for aluminum cans, # 1 and 2 plastics, cardboard, and newspaper [map].
E-club would like
to add access
to mixed paper and glass recycling to that list, as well as increasing
the effectiveness of other recycling options on campus, including in
the library, computer labs, commons food court, and trash recepticles
Service project, E-club chose a mid-April weekend to spend an afternoon
volunteering at Ascending Gardens, a local permaculture site. It turned
out to be pouring rain for most of the day, and only eight E-clubbers
showed up to brave the weather, but besides learning some of the basic
principles of permaculture,
we were able to accomplish a great
deal of weeding, build a garden trellis, dig post holes, set
rescue chickens, and have time left over for a tour of all the animal
friends at Ascending Gardens. The club now returns to the site for days of
service every year.
joining the Graduation
Pledge Alliance, University of Idaho graduates are signing a
contract with themselves to make efforts through their lifestyle and
employment to live in a socially and environmentally- conscientious
Those who choose to take the pledge recieve a ribbon to wear on their
graduation robes so that they may be recognized for their dedication.
No personal information is collected and students are not held to any
special standards, but we do ask that you sign your name to our list so
that we can
keep track of just how many UI students have made the following
explore and take into account the social and
environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to
improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work."
|At the end
semester 2006, the Environmental Club teamed up with the International
Friendship Association [link]
to address a common interest in keeping reusable items out of the
dumpsters when students started cleaning out their rooms for the
summer. By setting up a "junk exchange" beside one of the Wallace
dumpsters from 3:00-5:00 Wednesday through Friday of finals week,
e-clubbers were able to collect area rugs, kitchen supplies,
telephones, shoes, and bags and bags of clothing. Visitors to the
exchange were free to drop of junk or collect treasures. The remaining
items were donated to the International Friendship Association and
Sojourner's Alliance. If you are interested in helping with a similar
exchange this year, please contact
Turn Out the Lights
Over the years, e-club
working to replace all of the incandescent lightbulbs on campus with
energy-saving compact flourescents which last up to 10 times longer and
use between 50 and 80 percent less energy. We have also put stickers on
lightswitches around campus to remind students to turn off unused
lights - in empty classrooms, dormrooms, and even bathrooms - just be
sure to double check that there's no one in there first!
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