Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Green Mountain College
Tier2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Ryan Ihrke
Director of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:

A brief description of the student group:

Green Mountain College offers many opportunities for students to get involved in sustainability outside of the classroom. A number of student clubs and organizations focus on some aspect of sustainability.

Vegetarian and Vegan Club: The primary purpose of the Veggie Club is to provide vegetarian meals in a cooperative environment and to engage the campus community in learning about the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. The club is dedicated to helping educate vegetarians attending GMC on nutrition and cooking, to exploring a diversity of meatless cuisine, and providing meals in a community setting for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Veggie Club aims to promote the vegetarian lifestyle at GMC though campus events, educational activities, and most importantly meals.

Slow Foods Chapter: Slow Food is an international organization, founded in Italy, whose goal is to preserve traditional food knowledge, educate people on the importance of healthy, good food created from sustainable sources, and to nurture the community of people around the world for whom these things matter. The club holds bi-weekly meetings with communal cooking and the sharing of knowledge regarding cooking methods, history, and ideas for projects involving both the club and the entire campus.

REED Club: This club provides an organization for REED students to further their knowledge on Renewable Energy and Ecological Design and promote community interactions and progress. Club members meet regularly in a designated area to express their ideas and opinions on the progression of the group and REED program. It promotes additional activities for the students and the campus.

Forestry Club: The Green Mountain College Forestry Club is open to all GMC students with an interest in forestry, ecology, botany, wildlife management, outdoor recreation, conservation, and all other aspects of natural resource management. Activities are designed to supplement students’ study of forestry and also to encourage all students to develop practical forestry skills whether for vocational or avocational pursuits. In addition, the Club is dedicated to community service activities that promote a greater understanding of forestry and foster appreciation for ecosystems. The Forestry Club pursues working relationships with educational programs such as the Ecological Exposition, an educational field day for middle school students, and Envirothon, a nationwide natural resources management competition for high school students.

Club Activism: The mission of Club Activism is to promote awareness and education regarding local and global sustainability issues to both the Green Mountain College campus and local communities through educational documentaries, non-violent direct actions, and awareness-raising events.

Herbal Tribe: Herbal Tribe promotes the use of the knowledge on herbal remedies for practical purposes and to help educate the community about the health benefits of herbs.

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