Wednesday, October 19, 2011

SEAC meeting notes 10/19

Icebreaker: What is your favorite pizza topping? Also, why are you cute? Your answers have to be the same.

Sustainability Week is next week! (October 24-28) Go here and here for more details. We will be tabling at each meal throughout the week for a public art project (see below), signing people up for reusable to-go boxes, and raising awareness about Tar Sands mining and the Keystone XL pipeline. If you are interested (tabling is super fun), let us know.

One of the major parts of tabling will be a public art project! At today's meeting, we decided to make a recycled art project out of plastic bottles, to be collected on campus throughout the week. So: we need people to collect bottles - either ones from your recycling at your own house, ones you find as litter, or ones rescued from recycling bins. (At the end of the week the entire thing will be recycled, so we're not diverting the recycling stream, don't worry!)

Next, we talked about the Tar Sands rally coming up on November 6! We were not able to get college vans (probably because they're needed for the mold), so we need people with cars or ideas for alternate transportation to DC that day. (PLEASE let us know if you can drive!) Also, the MSCC will be holding a meeting and training the day before (that's a Saturday), leaving Friday or Saturday to participate in that will be an option. More details to come soon!

Finally, we learned about mountaintop-removal coal mining in Appalachia through the medium of cookies, and about awesome organizations and people that are fighting it. Check out the RAMPS Campaign - one tree-sit they held this summer stopped blasting at Coal River Mountain for over a month.

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