Meeting Minutes February 23, 2011

In our meeting yesterday we came up with more ideas for World Water Day:
- Visual displays to discourage bottled water use (e.g. poster, giant bottle shaped sculpture made from empty bottles, baby pool filled with empty water bottles)
- Give facts on bottled water use on campus
- Host debate on bottled water use

We also started a petition in STO442 (Geography and Environment student lounge) to have the bottled water in that room removed. It is next to the water dispenser; please drop by to add your signature to the list.

Next week we plan to make the bottle cap pins and prepare for regular tabling in the GSU. Please collect some bottle caps and bring them along to our next meeting. (If you don’t have any yourself, that’s great – try looking through some recycling bins.)


Meeting Minutes February 16, 2011

In this week’s meeting we discussed ideas for World Water Day, which is coming up on March 22. We decided to table at the BU Beach with a raffle and craft activities (making pins from bottle caps) in the afternoon; we may include water squirting and dunking. In addition, we would like to screen the film “One Water”.
            There are two events coming up soon: A Greenpeace ship is in town and we would like to join a tour on Saturday afternoon; we will be chalking to publicize the event Israel and the Environment. Please see our "Upcoming Events" page for more details.



Meeting Minutes February 9, 2011

In this week's meeting Saprina Harper (sustainability coordinator of BU Dining Services) came to talk to us about our upcoming trip to Save That Stuff and answer some questions we had regarding dining services.

We also plan to help publicize two upcoming events:

Seminar on Israel and the Environment – a guest speaker will come in to talk about the oil shortage problems in Israel and their use of alternative energy as a solution: Tuesday Feb 22 at 7.30pm in the Hillel House (it will be a Monday schedule day)

Powershift (Apr 15-18 in Washington D.C.) – a youth climate movement summit we would like to attend. We strongly advise anyone who is interested in environmental/sustainability/energy issues to attend this event because it is a great opportunity for learning, leadership training, and network building. We also encourage you to bring friends who are perhaps not so aware of the environmental issues yet.

Please also check out our list of upcoming events by clicking the “Upcoming Events” tab.


Week(end) events

Hello all,

If you're looking for something to do this weekend there is a lot going on. 

There is an info session about IEc, a consulting company based in Cambridge, in CAS 453 @ 5:30.
At 6:00 join us for the green groups potluck in the basement of the GSU next to the HTC in the Student Union Lounge

BU Anti-war Coalition is hosting a discussion- "No War, No Warming" from 7-9pm in PHO 306

SNOWSHOEING!!! We'll be traveling to the Boston Nature Conservancy near Forest Hills to participate in a guided nature walk
in snowshoes =)  Meet us at Marsh Plaza at 10am and we will take the t together.  Please bring $12 for the tour and snow shoe rental.  My cell phone number is 610-213-9403 if you don't see us on Marsh.

Meeting minutes from this past week will be posted soon on our blog.

Have a good weekend,

PS: If you have been receiving delayed emails from us please be sure to refer to our blog as this is becoming our primary source of information sharing.  The link is below.

Environmental Student Organization
Boston University


Meeting Minutes From Feb 2

In yesterday’s meeting we discussed the four events/campaigns we will focus on this semester. We will be splitting into four committees to plan for these events; please think about which one you want to join:
- Tap water campaign (ongoing) – educating student body on bottled water
- World Water Day (March 22)
- Earth Day (April 2)
- Powershift (April 15-18 in Washington D.C.) – a youth climate movement summit we would like to attend

We also discussed some community service/field trip ideas for the semester including:
- snow shoeing
- art show in Feb (eco art)
- Audubon society
- Charles River cleanup (in spring)
- Earthworks urban orchids (in spring)

In addition, we are considering showing one or more of these water related films:
- Flow
- One Water
- Tapped

Upcoming events:
  • There will be a Green Groups Potluck next Thursday (Feb 10) at 6pm in the Student Union Office (located at basement of GSU): come share food and ideas with students from other green groups on campus
  • Monday Tea hosted by the Geography and Environment Department takes place from 2.30-3.30pm on Mondays in STO442 (GE student lounge): you get to meet professors and other students in the department (and there will be free tea and snacks!)
  • Saprina Harper (sustainability coordinator of BU Dining Services) will come to give a talk about a field trip to Save That Stuff (in our next meeting?)