Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2012
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Ball State University
ER-T2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Peggy Weis
Secretary to the Director
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:

The name and a brief description of each student group:

Ball State University has four student groups whose central focus is sustainability:

The Ball State University Energy Action Team (BEAT) is a student-led group dedicated to increasing awareness of energy use on campus and creating energy reduction initiatives.

The Ball State University Emerging Green Builders (EGB now USGBC Students) is an interdisciplinary group of students, each with unique talents and diverse backgrounds. They examine and discuss passive design and renewable energy as they work to become the future leaders in the green building industry.

The Ball State University Natural Resources (NR) Club raises environmental awareness and the concern of students for the preservation and conservation of the natural world through service projects, speakers, and activities.

The Ball State University Students for a Sustainable Campus (SSC) is a grassroots organization that promotes sustainability on the Ball State University campus.

List up to 4 notable recent activities or accomplishments of student group(s):

The Ball State Energy Action Team (BEAT) has held Energy-Savings Competitions between resident halls each semester as part of their efforts to increase awareness .

Emerging Green Builders (EGB now USGBC Students) hosts weekly presentations to students by practicing professionals.

The Natural Resources Club annual host the Ball State University Earth Day Celebration and Activities.

The Ball State University Students for a Sustainable Campus (SSC) has worked on many projects including Focus the Nation, Recyclemania and Step It Up (a national global warming action day) and has encouraged Housing and Dining Services to be more environmentally friendly by improving their recycling system and implementing a reusable-bottle program.

List other student groups that address sustainability:

The website URL where information about student group(s) is available:

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