Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.07
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date March 21, 2014
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University of Montana
ER-T2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Cherie Peacock
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of 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:

Associated Students of the University of Montana Sustainability Committee - A resource for students that works to promote, develop, and initiate sustainability-focused projects and goals on UM's campus.

UM Climate Action Now - Mission is to build bridges between faculty, students, and community through active public engagement to work towards a sustainable and carbon neutral campus.

Forum for Living with Appropriate Technology - An experiential live-in resource for students to demonstrate the practicality of sustainable living.

Students for Real Food - Aimed at educating, inspiring, and taking action for a just and sustainable food system within Montana.

Environmental Law Group - Recognized student group founded for the purpose of raising environmental consciousness within the legal community.

Montana Public Interest Group - A voice for the public interest in support of a clean and healthful environment, a fair marketplace or consumers, and an open and repsonsive government.

1000 New Gardens - The purpose of this group is to facilitate the planting of 1000 new gardens in the local community.

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

Associated Students of the University of Montana Sustainability Committee organized and promoted Campus Sustainability Day raising awareness of waste on campus.

UM Climate Action Now organized and hosted Rocky Mountain Power Shift educational and networking event around sustainability issues in the region.

Forum for Living with Appropriate Technology offers numerous demonstrations for the local community on sustainable living practices.

Associated Students of the University of Montana Sustainability Committee initiated the Smart Buildings Initiative to incentivize energy efficiency in university buildings though accounting changes. This initiative culminated in a bill proposed to the state legislature and an accounting change to incentivize high performance building standards for existing buildings state wide.

List other student groups that address sustainability:

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

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