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Southern Methodist 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: Andrea Fernandez
Position (in student organization): President, Environmental Society
Date survey submitted: 17 June, 2009

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
1) Please describe the student-run campus environmental/sustainability organization in which you have a leadership role.
Name of organization: Environmental Society
Number of active members: 5 - 8
Website: http://people.smu.edu/awma/index.asp and

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?sid=71c77e2c64ab8b2268a30944c044f36d5&gid=2201066231&ref=search
Date of last meeting: May 6, 2009
Frequency of meetings: Once a week
Key issues addressed and programs implemented since August 2008: Presidential Climate Commitment awareness, recycling day, recyclemania competition, Earthday event.
Progress made on each issue/program since August 2008: over 100 students pledged to recycle; over 22 tons of waste were recycled during recyclemania, increased student support of presidential climate commitment (still working on that).

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS
2) Does your group organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?
[X]  No
[ ]  Yes. Please list details for each competition.
#1 - Name of competition:
Year initiated:
Frequency of competition:
Participants:
Incentives:
Goal of competition:
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:
Lasting effects of competition:
Website:

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

SUSTAINABILITY IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT
3) Does your student government include a specific position or committee dedicated to campus sustainability issues?
[ ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please describe: Is considered under Student Concerns Committee.

OTHER ACTIVITIES
4) Please describe any additional campus sustainability activities or projects that you or your group has initiated at your school:  

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:   Students for a Better Society: http://people.smu.edu/sbs/


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):  Student Chapter of the Water Association of Texas, Air & Waste Management Association, and ReEnergize Texas. 

 

 

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