Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.50
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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Denison University
ER-T2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lauren Sabo
Campus Sustainability Committee Member
Campus Sustainability
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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:
The DU Green Team was founded by Environmental Study students of the class of 2006 . It works to promote environmental awareness on campus. Activities include a Recyclable Fashion Show, Earth Day Mania, and speakers from both the Denison faculty and national organizations. Students are creating the DU Green Guide complete with resources and information on a variety of environmental topics and consumer choices. We hope to promote and educate the Denison community about sustainable living. The Denison University Recycling Program (DURP) is entering a new phase. After not recycling for a few semesters due to inefficiencies in the old system, DURP is starting anew. Many hours of organization have gone into what we hope will be an efficient, profitable answer to Denison's waste problem. With the completion of the new barn, not only will Denison students be able to recycle all of their reusable waste, but we hope that the greater Granville community will also make use of our facilities. The new DURP barn is located at 1385 North Pearl Street (State Route 661) to the left of the old, red barn at the entrance to the Homestead. Become a pivotal part of saving the earth: throw your bottle in the DURP bin instead of the trashcan. It really is that easy. People Endorsing Agricultural Sustainability (PEAS) was recently founded in Fall of 2009 to support and promote local farmers and to strengthen the ties of Denison's community to the Licking County community and the surrounding land. Every Sunday PEAS takes work trips out to local farms around the area to learn sustainable farming practices and enjoy the great outdoors. Denison University Fair Trade Alliance (DUFTA) works to promote fair trade and social responsibility in the marketplace. On campus they sell a wide variety of fair trade crafts, foods, and clothing. The Environmental Education and Mentorship Program is a group of Denison student volunteers who work with local elementary second grade school students at Spring Valley Nature Center to teach them about the environment in which they live. The group works in partnership with the Granville Recreation Commission to educate children through activities which include hiking, marking trails, and environmental clean up. Thanks to a grant from the city of Newark, Denison students work with youth who are mandated by Juvenile Court to do community service all summer, planting, weeding and watering a cooperative garden called the Helping Hands Garden of Hope. Harvesting takes place in the fall, and the food is distributed to a local food pantry. The winter months are spent planning for the next year, and preparing start-up gardening kits for the residents surrounding the garden. These involved Denison students also help encourage local agencies and neighbors to participate in 6th Street and Growing Community Garden.

List up to 4 notable recent activities or accomplishments of student group(s):
Earth Week Mania, Campus Community Garden, Bike Share Program, Fair Trade Store, Environmental Education Camps for Local 2nd Graders

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