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Sunday, November 1, 2009

CSA On Campus

If you have not heard about Hollygrove yet here is the spiel. We have partnered up with Hollygrove Farmers Market to bring a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) system to Tulane’s campus. Basically you sign up to receive a basket of fresh locally grown foods on a weekly basis through a Green Club representative (who has still not been completely decided but I think the minister of Agriculture may be worthy of this position). Anyway, we want to find as many interested students as possible and then hold a meeting where we can discuss the final details (like pickup locations, etc.) So if you are at all interested in receiving this food or know anyone who would want one (they will cost between 15-20 bucks) send me an email( I will add you to the list.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Here are some goals:

Short Term
  • Increase Participation and Turnouts to Events (go to the calendar on the right for a showing of events)
  • Get speakers from different fields to talk at our meetings
  • Promote "Young Louisianans for Clean Energy Rally" Oct. 24th (featuring a bike and plant sale, music, speakers)
  • Help with Community Gardens
  • Complete a bike trailer
  • Promote "Get Caught Green Handed" and Reusable mugs in the LBC
  • Plan better Recycling on Campus- map out flawed areas
Long Term
  • Compostable Utensiles on campus
  • Create a compost system on Campus
  • Eat Local Now- a fundraiser prepared by local chefs with local foods
  • Build Gardens in People's Backyards
  • Bike Rental Program through the Green Club
  • Create a Fleet of bike trailers

Monday, September 7, 2009


Hey everyone,
I just wanted to put up a list of the committees for this year. If you would like to get involved with any of these contact me and we will make it happen! You can be in as many as you want. Also, if you have an idea for a new committee we can start it up.

Brett Levin -

Executive Secretary
Shemi Benge-

V.P. of Public Relation
Lucas Shum -

V.P. of Finance
Brad Bloomfield -

Outings Committee- Camping and other fun stuff
Marshal Hoda-
Jenna Streusand-

Gardening- Gardening in the plot behind wall
Anna Eulau -

Progressive Food- getting composting and local food on campus
Contact Me!

Animal Rights- Trips to ARNO and stuff with Campus Cats
Emily Bender-

Transportation- Getting the bike rental system started, bike help desk
Contact Me!

Sustainable Building
Mark Strella-

Volunteering and Enviro-Home Consulting- read more in the blogs below
Brett Levin-

Recycling- promote recycling and keep the group up to date with on campus recycling information
Contact Me!

Grassroots- Getting Styrofoam off campus, taking on other initiatives, planning an Earthday festival
Contact Me!

As always the link to the calendar on the right side has an ongoing outline of our events.

Get involved, spread the word, get a bike, climb a tree.

~Brett Levin

Monday, August 31, 2009

First Meeting!!!!!

Hey Everyone,
The first meeting is being held tomorrow at 7:00pm in Alice Fortier (3rd Floor). We are going to go over a bunch of stuff so try to be there. And as always, the calendar is constantly being updated.

If you missed out on the first Juggling club Bike ride don't worry. There will be more to come.

Hopefully see you tomorrow.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Green Club 2009

This is an incomplete list of ideas and events for next year. We will be adding the confirmed events onto the calendar. Feel free to add to this list.

  • · Weekly meetings will involve philosophical discussions about the environment and society

o Get faculty involved

  • · Talk to environmental classes at Tulane in order to get a larger member base
  • · Set up a trip with Green Light New Orleans early in the year
  • Take monthly trips with TUCOBABE to Plan B / RUBARB
  • Build Bike Trailers from recycled products from the Green project
  • Bike Sale and Plant Sale
    • Possibly Sunday Sept. 13th
    • Plants from Laughing Buddha Nursery
    • Bikes from Mike the Bike Guy, Plan B, RUBARB, Liz Davey knows more
  • · September 19th beach Sweep with Joanne Berke

  • · Get Vendors to Tulane and Go to farmers market- (If you are interested in running this contact Brett!!)

Get local farmers market vendors to come to Tulane with local foods and goods.

o Upper Ninth Ward Farmers Market, Crescent City Farmers Market, Hollygrove Farmers Market

  • Movie Screenings
  • Tulane Environmental Volunteer Campaign- Enviro-Home Consulting (This is still in the beginning stages)

o The goal is to inform the whole city, one neighborhood at a time, of environmental solutions in their home and lifestyle. By suggesting different solutions to homes such as solar panels, rain barrels, raised bed gardens, etc., we save the homeowners money, improve their lifestyle and help the environment. By connecting people with the proper contacts, or by undertaking projects on our own, we will constantly be learning and teaching others.

o The spread of information and implementation of solutions is our main priority. In certain situations the opportunity to make profit may arise.

By installing raised bed gardens, delivering food from farmers markets, or connecting homeowners with contractors we will be able to make money (South Coast Solar will pay you 2.5% of the final cost if you recommend them a customer).For as much profitable work as we may do I would like to go to low income neighborhoods and install raised bed gardens at cost, deliver food for free, and inform them of simple solutions they can undertake. Everyone deserves to know the information that's out there.

o Market our service through flyers and word of mouth

If you are new to the Tulane Environmental Volunteer Campaign

1. Talk to Me (Brett). I have been trying to get this started for months and any suggests or help would be great.

2. Get the necessary documents that I have accumulated.(I'll put it on your flash drive if you have one)

Other Thoughts- Keep the ideas flowing...

  • Mow the garden lawn with push mowers
  • Start a garden- possibly a folkewall (We need someone to run this!)
  • Set up a greywater system in the juggling club garden
  • Green Roofs!!!!!
  • Reusable water bottles.

A New Year


Hope everyone had a good summer. This is the first post for the Green Club. I'd like to use this as a hub for environmental information in New Orleans and on Tulane's campus and to update others about greenclub doings.

To check out some events the green club is doing go to the calendar link on the side.

We have many environmental undertakings this year. The calendar is only our official events. We like to party.

If you are interested in writing for this blog or learning more about the green club please contact me, Brett Levin, at

Get a bike!