Minutes 2012 November 28

Announcements!!

 

On FRIDAY, Jenny Price – an environmental art activist out of LA – will be leading an art expedition tour around campus! Tomorrow, we will send out more detailed

 

On SATURDAY, the Earth Justice League will be having an ACTION starting with a training at 9 am in the Campus Center and then heading over to the PNC bank in Bryn Mawr around 9:45 am to tell the bank why we think they need to stop funding mountaintop removal coal mining. It will be an action focused around how MTR coal mining destroys water sources and poisons communities’ water sources.

 

Bike Co-Op

Started bike mechanic training

Spoke with a library employee (because the previous bike co-op was run through the library) about it, but employee was a bit pessimistic about the longevity of the project because last time, the bikes did not get maintained

Maybe we will be able to integrate the bike co-op into another already established job on campus to ensure longevity?

Basically we need to set up the infrastructure for the bike co-op so the bikes will continue to be maintained

Concerns about liability if people get hurt while riding bike

 

Garden

This FRIDAY – LAST WEEK IN THE GARDEN!!! 2-4PM!! J

Next Friday, there will be a “Friends of the Garden” appreciation party from 2-4 PM in the Dorothy Vernon Room!!! J It will be lots of fun and there will be lots of food with a presentation of what happened in the garden this semester! J

 

On January 29th from 6:30-8:30PM, there will be an ACTIVISM TRAINING led by Yong Jung ’12, a current Green Corps volunteer

What are we interested in learning about at this training?

-Paperless advertising

-These kinds of training can be most useful if lead around a specific campaign

-Maybe we can partner with other green groups (like EJL) to come up with an issue that we can then work on for the semester?

-Work on skill-building: one-to-one interactions; how to run an efficient meeting; how to do 3-finger pushups; how to do 200 pushups; how to do squats on a stability ball; etc.

 

Big Green Get-Together!

-Get all the “green” groups together next semester and lay the ground-up for it in these last few meetings

-Have training with Yong Jung first, then have the collective meeting the week after

-Who’s invited? Everyone on campus! With specific invitation to green groups

-Should try to include concrete things to do as part of the meeting – not just grand schemes and abstract ideas about “green”

-Bringing in groups that aren’t always associated with environmental issues, like Sisterhood, Mujeres, religious groups, etc.

 

To Do to prepare for this All Green Group Meeting:

-What is the purpose of this meeting?

-Agenda

-Reach out to the other groups

-Date and place

-Brainstorming for other ideas of possible All Green Group

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