Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.22
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date July 25, 2013
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University of Wisconsin-Stout
ER-T2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sarah Rykal
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:

Greensense is a student organization made up of students who share a similar mindset about the earth, the environment, and want to see change by promoting environmental and sustainable awareness though campus and community wide events. Greensense is free and welcome to all students.

Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) is a student organization that promotes sustainable food systems on campus and in the local community. A major goal is to increase awareness of sustainable agricultural practices.

The Natural Areas Club on campus, the first undergraduate chapter of the Natural Areas Association, aims to restore natural areas and remove invasive species. The chapter began on campus at the start of the 2011 school year and has been working to preserve vanishing prairies.

The Sustainable Construction Organization provides members a strong fundamental understanding of sustainable design and construction practices to better prepare them for these ever expanding aspects of the construction industry.

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

Annually Greensense helps with:
* Galloway Creek clean-up
* Adopt-a-Highway clean-up
* Campus Clean-up
* Recyclable Art Competition
* Film Festival
* RecycleMania
* Earth week!
* Sponsoring environmental speakers

SAEA is currently:
*Planning development of a campus garden including funding sources
*Collecting coffee grounds from the student center on campus to be used for local agricultural purposes
*Helping the Child and Family Study Center with their garden
*Working with Greensense for campus sustainability initiatives
*Promoting awareness and accessibility of the local farmer's market

The Natural Areas Club has:
*worked to remove invasive species from a prairie site
*planted a prairie in Eau Claire
*helped with prairie seed collection near the Mississippi River

The Sustainable Construction Organization has:
*worked to educate its members on sustainable construction through attendance at sustainability summits
*worked with the USGBC to become a recognized student organization to gain access to LEED materials, so students can become LEED certified professionals before graduation

List other student groups that address sustainability:

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

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