Tulane Green Club will be meeting for the second time this Tuesday, September 20th, 2011. We will open up by discussing the awesome organization 350, and its event, Moving Planet, a little more in depth. We will be holding our own Moving Planet event at 1 pm on September 24th, gathering at Willow St. and Mcalister Dr.
Below are the five existing committees of the Green Club. We will spend the rest of the meeting breaking up into these groups, and taking the first steps to having a powerful, productive year within each committee.
Environmental Justice Committee
Environmental justice is defined as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. The Tulane University Green Club Environmental Justice Committee, as a group of proponents of environmental justice, seeks to ameliorate the inequitable distribution of environmental burdens, such as pollution and hazardous waste. Environmental justice is hindered by endemic racism, unresponsive government policies and regulation as well as a lack of resources and power in affected communities. We aim to hold local, national, and international governments accountable for their actions to ensure they adhere to their respective environmental policies. In addition, we will strive to communicate the environmental issues and concerns of those impacted by environmental injustice. The Tulane University Green Club Environmental Justice Committee believes in both equality and good stewardship. All people regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, or income have an equal right to enjoy the environment in which they live, work, and play; as such, everyone should be held responsible for taking care of the environment. We are merely temporary possessors of this Earth and our actions, no matter how minute they may seem, are perpetually creating a legacy for future generations.
The outings committee's goal to plan and organize trips and events that promote an attitude that seeks to conserve our environment, to educate attendees on the matter at hand, help people appreciate nature, and to make them fun!
Sustainability & Efficiency Committee
To improve the energy efficiency and overall sustainability of Tulane University’s infrastructure, buildings, grounds, food, and other services, through energy efficiency audits, the implementation of a ‘green tax,’ and other innovative programs aimed at reducing waste and maximizing efficiency. (Work with waste and recycling on programs such as composting, eco clam shell containers)
Waste & Recycling Committee
Our mission is to reduce the amount of waste by changing the consumptive attitude of the average Tulane student. We'll work towards acquiring more recycling bins and making their placement more convenient and user-friendly. We'll also educate students and staff about easy ways to "go green." The committee will focus on the LBC and Sodexo as well.
The mission of BOSS is to spread an appreciation of self-sufficiency and localization. Through making products that are in alignment with a healthy, natural lifestyle, we reduce our carbon footprint in a multitude of ways. And lastly, in making these products, we shall reverse the desensitization that is a result of our consumer society.