Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.62
Liaison Teshome Molalenge
Submission Date Sept. 17, 2013
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Bridgewater College
ER-T2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Teshome Molalenge
Director of Community Engagement and Sustainability
Center for Engaged Learning
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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:

Student groups that promote sustainability efforts on campus and in the community:

A. The Bridgewater campus chapter of New Community Project (NCP) manages the community bike project (Bike! BC), assists with the community garden and recycling efforts on campus and raises funds for environmental and social justice concerns around the world. NCP also volunteers at the New Community Project organization in Harrisonburg, Va., helping promote sustainable lifestyles and a community of support for those in need. In 2011, NCP supported the launching of a student-run program, Think Outside the Bottle (TOTB), to curb the use of plastic water bottles on campus. The campaign included petitioning faculty, staff and students to end the use of plastic water bottles on campus. TOTB is also supported by the Ultimate Environmental Task Force (see below).

B. The Environmental Task Force (ETF), which is being organized under a new name, the Ultimate Environmental Task Force (UETF), has been a focal group on campus to promote sustainability. In the first year of existence, it organized the first-ever Environmental Week at Bridgewater College, in which a different organization on campus held an environmentally focused educational activity each day of that week. On Nov. 15, 2012, UTEF celebrated America Recycles Day by placing handmade cardboard recycling containers on campus grounds to encourage recycling. UETF works with the Center for Sustainability as a liaison between students from different organizations and the Center.

C. Alpha Phi Omega (APO), a national service fraternity, assists with the RecycleMania competition and Earth Day Activities.

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

Dumpster Diving
Recyclemania Competition
Think Outside the Bottle (TOTB)
America Recycles Day

List other student groups that address sustainability:

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

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