|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 26, 2011|
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Tier2-1: Student Group
|0.25 / 0.25||
Community Sustainability Coordinator
UAF Cooperative Extension
Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:
A brief description of the student group:
At UAF sustainability started with students and was first organized by the Sustainable Campus Task Force (SCTF), a grassroots student group focusing on local sustainability issues. Each year it takes on a different flavor of sustainability. Whether it is initiating a bike program, purchasing vending machine timers, engaging students about local food or creating a proposition for supplementing the school's coal electrical plant with renewable resources, SCTF is full of passionate individuals accomplishing great feats. Their legacy was made when a vision became a reality with the passing of the SIREN (Students For Renewable Energy Now) Fee, which now funds the Office of Sustainability and an extensive student grant program. This was a student imposed fee that was voted for in student elections by the student body and truly shows a turning point in the student mentality towards sustainability at UAF. SCTF is also responsible for the annual Earth Day Fair which has repeatedly won UAF's Best Student Event.
The website URL where information about the student group is available:
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