Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.09
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date April 15, 2013
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
ER-T2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Ian Johnson
Research Fellow
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:
Yes

The name and a brief description of each student group:

The Student Alliance for Local and Sustainable Agriculture (a.k.a. SALSA) is a student group focused on sustainable agriculture at UWRF

Fossil Free Falcons was recently approved as an official Student Organization. The organization educates, advocates, and lobbies for divestment of endowment funds from fossil fuel-based investments.


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

SALSA's activities include volunteering at the local gardens called "Grow to Share", attending sustainable farming conferences such as the MOSES (Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service) and SISA ( Student Initiatives in Sustainable Agriculture), learning hands on skills at local farm tours, making and selling Sauerkraut grown by SALSA members, and other activities regarding sustainable agriculture. SALSA is advised by Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing and Veronica Justen

Fossil Free Falcons held a discussion panel in mid-March and have been leading discussions with the UWRF Foundation recently. A divestment panel discussion is scheduled for Earth Week 2013.


List other student groups that address sustainability:
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The website URL where information about student group(s) is available:

SALSA has a student organization page on OrgSync, and also has a Facebook Page

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