Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2012
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Dickinson College
ER-T2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Daniel Webster
Sustainability Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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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:
EarthNow promotes environmental awareness on campus, in the community, and around the world. Members help Dickinson to make environmentally sound choices, educate elementary school students, and take part in environmental issue campaigns. The Idea Fund provides money to support student-innovators who design projects to enhance the social and environmental atmosphere of Dickinson College. We believe access to monetary resources enables and encourages creative and entrepreneurial activity and helps realize and engage our commitment to a useful education in the liberal arts.

List up to 4 notable recent activities or accomplishments of student group(s):
The debut of the bike-powered coffee cart, which is called The Peddler. EarthNow hosts a monthly movie screening of sustainability-themed movies. The Idea Fund provided seed money for the bike co-operative on campus, The Handlebar. The Idea Fund hosted their first annual Formal Dessert, a dress-up party in the social hall, whereby students, staff, and faculty were entertained with fancy desserts and a thorough update on the fund's progress and work.

List other student groups that address sustainability:
Students for Social Action, Students Interested in Sustainable Agriculture, The Sustainability Food Committee, and The "E" News

The website URL where information about student group(s) is available:
+ Date Revised: Feb. 5, 2013

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