Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.97
Liaison Catherine Lockhart
Submission Date June 17, 2013
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Lawrence University
ER-T2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kathleen Isaacson
Associate Professor / Chair Committee on Sustainability 2012-2013
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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:

Greenfire focuses on environmental awareness, Co-op House is a sustainable food organization, Sustainable Lawrence University Gardens (SLUG) is a student-run, non-profit project of Lawrence University. The gardens consist of a five hive honeybee apiary, perennial fruit tree orchard, and 1/4 acre annual garden with a 90-foot hoop house. SLUG is the organization that created and manages the campus garden and hosts the Students In Sustainable Agriculture conference, LU Fix is an organization that hosts workshops on repairing consumer goods rather than throwing them out (bicycles, for example), Magpie is a student-run thrift store, and the Ecology Conservation Organization volunteers in the community as well sponsors campus programming, and spreads awareness of ecological and conservation topics. And the Environmental Responsibility Committee coordinates sustainable efforts on campus, while overseeing an Environmental Initiative Grant. ECO, Ecology Conservation Organization, involves volunteering in the community as well as campus programming.

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

Greenfire sponsored a campus lecture by the founder of Treehouse Homes, an organization that focuses on small space, sustainable living. SLUG recently received a contract with the campus food service company to supply a great deal of food to the cafeteria, including garlic and a large number of vegetables. The Environmental Responsibility Committee funded shower timers for every shower on campus to promote water conservation.

List other student groups that address sustainability:

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