Green Team Profile
Team Name: Green Beans
Eco-Ambassadors: Jordan Endicott & Samantha Mosier
Department: Department of Political Science
Location: Strong Hall
Green Team Leaf Level: Two
Green Office Certification: Gold
Congratulations to our first Gold Green Team, the Green Beans! This fall, the Green Beans team applied to become a Leaf Two Green Team after working hard to earn their Gold status. In order to become Gold Certified, the Green Beans had to implement a variety of sustainable behaviors and projects in their office covering topics like participation in their Green Team, recycling, energy conservation, sustainable purchasing, and waste reduction.
Some of the sustainable actions they’ve put into practice to increase their Green Office Certification include having recycling bins available and marked in the offices and halls, turning off monitors at night, sending out “pre-holiday” reminder emails, and even upcycling napkins leftover from catering events!
On top of this, to become a Leaf Two team, they had to choose three engagement projects to implement in their office. Here’s some of the things they did to increase awareness of sustainability and boost participation:
- Created an environmental sustainability bulletin board that lists contact information for the Green Team captains for anyone wanting to learn how to become more sustainable. The bulletin board also highlights a number of efforts in the department, gives tips on going green, and advertises in-department activities/accomplishments.
- Discussed elements of resource usage during departmental meetings such as replacing older machinery with more efficient and sustainable options.
- Extended membership to some members of the Philosophy Department, which is located in the same office, and received a commitment from most of the Political Science graduate assistants.
That’s not all, the Green Beans are already making plans for their next project!
“We are hoping to aid our undergraduate office student worker submit a sustainability project idea for water bottle refills stations in Strong Hall. Our building has many classrooms (including 4 large lecture halls) and also contains both the local public radio station and television station. We believe there is a benefit to students, faculty, and staff to easily refill and encourage water bottle usage.”
Great job Green Beans!
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