Meet (most of) the Spring 2020 Eco-Reps
We welcomed seven new student Eco-Reps this semester, representing a wide range of majors and class years. These student leaders model environmental behaviors and positive impacts while inspiring others to learn and do more. Ask our Eco-Reps about their work on campus.
2020 Elections… important dates to know.
You may have heard there are some elections coming up… first the presidential primaries (February-June 2020) and the presidential election in November 2020. Register (or change your registration), request absentee ballots and more with TurboVote.
Champlain College Sleeps Out
Social Work student, Liza Ryan, is coordinating Champlain teams to participate in the April 2020 Sleep Out Event, supporting the work of Spectrum Youth & Family Services.
If you want to sleep out, contact Liza Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org !
You asked, we answered
In spring 2019, we put out a survey to the Champlain College community about our current and future sustainability practices on campus. A number of questions were raised in our comment box, and one of our student employees, Hansel Carter IV ’20, researched the answers and posted them on our Facebook page. Scroll down our feed to see them all.
What is the GRF? Primarily a fund that supports energy efficiency projects here on campus, but also has a portion available for projects proposed by Champlain College community members.
The GRF aims to fund projects that:
- Promote awareness and understanding of sustainability in education, campus culture and behavior
- Directly or indirectly reduce Champlain’s environmental impact
- Encourage student participation, learning and leadership
- Engage members of the Champlain community
- Use funding cost-effectively
How might you use this?
Faculty: create an assignment around the GRF, as they do for the Corporate Social Responsibility classes; bring a class project to the implementation phase, as Robin Collins did with an idling project in her Environmental Earth Science class; or bring a speaker to campus to support your class content
SGA clubs & Student leaders: to help fill a budget gap for a project you think important for the Champlain College community or to bring a speaker to campus to motivate your in- or out-of-class learning
Employees & students: to bring an idea to reality that you think would make Champlain a more sustainable campus
Have an idea for a project? Email us the idea and we’ll give you feedback on how best to proceed.
- February 12, 11am in Alumni Auditorium: SunCommon Climate Action Film Festival Community Screening & Discussion
- February 26th, 5:30pm in the Alumni Auditorium: Screening of Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil and Photography Exhibit Goddesses of Nature
- April 1 – US Census Day
Christina Erickson, Ph.D. (she/her)
Director of Service & Sustainability Learning
Center for Service & Sustainability, Champlain College
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