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Clark University

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With the publication of the College Sustainability Report Card 2010, more than 1,100 school survey responses from over 300 institutions are now available online. In total, these surveys offer more than 10,000 pages of data collected from colleges and universities during the summer of 2009 . To access surveys from other schools, go to the  surveys section  of the website. To see grades, or to access additional surveys submitted by this school, please click the "Back to Report Card" link at the beginning or end of the survey.


Name: Ashley Trull
Position (in student organization): Core member (non-hierarchacal, consensus-based group)
Date survey submitted:


1) Please describe the student-run campus environmental/sustainability organization in which you have a leadership role.

Name of organization: Clark Sustainability Initiative
Number of active members: 10-20
Website: http://groups.google.com/group/csi-dialogue
Date of last meeting: Thursday, April 30
Frequency of meetings: Weekly
--Key issues addressed and programs implemented since August 2008: In the fall we worked on Power Vote, making climate change and clean energy solutions a main voting issue for voters in the presidential elections of 2008. We also worked on creating a sustainability revolving loan fund at Clark (not successful as of yet). We also ran a dorm versus dorm sustainability competition. In the spring semester, we organized a busload of students to go to Power Shift, the 2nd national youth climate summit held in Washington DC. We also worked on organizing a summer program called Summer of Solutions.
--Progress made on each issue/program since August 2008: I answered this in the last question, but I will go into further detail. We collected 450 pledges for the Power Vote campaign from students pledging to make clean energy a top voting issue in the fall elections. We successfully ran the dorm versus dorm competition among the freshman dorms on campus. We did not successfully create a RLF, but a graduate student working with us did research and wrote a paper on it. We succesfully brought 53 Clark students and 2 non-Clark students to the Power Shift conference. We successfully organized a summer program which is now in action.


2) Does your group organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?

[  ]  No
[ x]  Yes. Please list details for each competition.
#1 - Name of competition: Dorm Vs Dorm Sustainability Competition
Year initiated: Fall 2008
Frequency of competition: once 
Participants: 3 Freshman dorms, about 400 students
Incentives: pizza party prize for the winning dorm
Goal of competition: reduce energy consumption on campus
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: not sure
Lasting effects of competition: increased awareness about sustainable lifestyle choices, increased involvement of freshmen in the student group


#2 - Name of competition:
Year initiated:
Frequency of competition:
Goal of competition:
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:
Lasting effects of competition:


3) Does your student government include a specific position or committee dedicated to campus sustainability issues?

[  ]  No
[ x]  Yes. Please describe: I believe an environmental rep position was just created



4) Please describe any additional campus sustainability activities or projects that you or your group has initiated at your school:  In the past our group got the president of our school, President Bassett, to sign the American Colleges and Universities President's Climate Commitment. We ran a Choose Clean Energy program where students could offset their campus energy use by paying an extra $30 on their tuition bill.


5) Please list and briefly describe any other student-run organizations related to campus sustainability at your school, and provide URLs if available (e.g., student groups; student government committees; student-run food co-ops, gardens/farms, bike co-ops) and provide contact information of the student leaders, if possible:   Cycles of Change (bike club, http://www.clarku.edu/students/clarkbikeshare/COC/Home.html ), Clark Bike Share, Clark Water Watch, Clark Gardening Group (new)


Questions 6 is for informational purposes only; your response will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.


6) Please list any regional or national networks with which your group is affiliated (e.g., Energy Action Coalition/Campus Climate Challenge, Sierra Student Coalition, a state PIRG, a state student sustainability coalition):   Energy Action Coalition, Sierra Student Coalition, Massachusetts Power Shift, Rising Tide



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