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Friday, June 7, 2013

Year End Progress Report

This may be my last blog post as Tulane Green Club president. It has been an incredible year. Thank you so much to everyone who came to our meetings, events, rallies, and social events. You all are what made this year such a success. You inspired us to keep fighting the good fight. Thank you.

 I'll do my best to list all the accomplishment's we've made this year:

I am extremely pleased to say that we hosted five events this year that garnered over 100 attendees! These are the first five listed.

Greening The Green Wave
How we've made Tulane's campus a little bit greener (that includes students!)

  • We finally received official approval for Tulane's first Residential Composting System and started collecting compost in the dorms with help from our lovely Compost Captains
  • Tulane Technology Services, who mantains the printers at the library, Boggs and Willow's labs, has officially switched to 100% post-consumer waste recycled printer paper
  • A few of us helped launch Divest Tulane, one of the campaigns at over 300 schools across the nation seeking to stop their schools from investing their endowments in fossil fuel companies
  • We picked a Green Theme every 2 weeks at each new Green Club meeting, a small earth-friendly habit to try out for 2 weeks and then talk about it and (hopefully) adopt it thereafter 
  • Continued to make progress on working with Sodexo to switch BruffToGo to reusable to-go containers. We hope we can facilitate the switch sometime next year

Local Organizations We Volunteered With
Overall we contributed well over 300 hours of time to these awesome groups

Again, thank you so much to everyone for all your support. It has been great leading Tulane Green Club for two years. I have learned a lot from everyone and been inspired by you all. Stay tuned for next year. I have faith that next year's Exec Board is going to have some great things in store. 

It has been truly meaningful to me to work with you all. I felt like being Green Club president was my calling. Thank you. 

Yours in the struggle,
Nick Stracco
Outgoing Tulane Green Club president