Monday, October 3, 2011

EcoAction News!

Here's the news for EcoAction this week! 

First of all: Like our Facebook page!

Thanks to all of you for coming out to our movie screening of Tapped last Wednesday. 
A big shout out goes to Patricia Cipolliti for helping with the awesome flyers!

Our next meeting will be next Wednesday, October 12 at 8:30pm (Location TBD). 

Upcoming Events in October

Afternoon Power Clean-Up with Office of Off-Campus Student Life (OCSL)
Friday, October 14th | Time: 1:00 PM | Location: meet at OCSL office
Join OCSL and EcoAction, as clean-up our Georgetown neighborhood. More details to come. 

Trip to the Farmers Market in Burleith 
Saturday, October 15th | Time TBD | Meet at front Gates
Join the board and go to the farmers market in Burleith to buy groceries

Nature Walk and Birdwatch / Picnic
Sunday, October 16th | Time: 8AM | Location: Dyke Marsh Wildlife Refuge
Venture off into the nature with an expert and observe the birds. We will walk through the picnic area, the marina, and down Haul Road. The dirt trail that goes through Dyke Marsh and ends in a boardwalk and observation platform. Contact Megan (mag293) for more information. 

Lots more after the jump!

Be on the lookout for...

Switch it Off Campaign in November

Visions for a Sustainable Georgetown (Nov 7)

Leadership Change and New Board Elections (Nov 16)

Ongoing Campaigns

Recycling "WIN" and "FAIL" Challenge
As you walk around campus, whip out your phone or camera and take pictures of good recycling (to be celebrated) and bad recycling habits (the fail). Then, email the pictures to ( for the blog. The person with the best recycling "win" and "fail" pictures may receive a prize.... Let the competition begin! 

Sustainable Townhouses Campaign
We officially have individual composting bins to give out, as well as a communal bin in the backyard of 3611 O Street, so you all should bring your scraps there whenever you want to! For more information, contact Madeline Collins at or Colin Doyle at

Paper in Indonesia Campaign: Save Trees, Save Tigers
Are you interested in university purchasing, policy, and/or issues of sustainability as it relates to paper? Email Madeline Collins ( if you are interested in working with the Sustainability Coordinator and the Procurement Office to help write a sustainable purchasing policy for Georgetown. 

GUSA Sustainability Initiative
Want to be a part of creating a vision for a more sustainable Georgetown? Do you want school administrators and student leaders (GUSA) to hear your voice on sustainability? If so, contact Jessie Robbins, the GUSA's Secretary of Sustainability, at 

Be a Voice for Change

Tar Sands Action
Friday, October 7 | 12:00 PM | Ronald Reagan Building in DC, meeting at the 350 14th St Entrance
On Friday October 7, the State Department will hold its final hearing to review the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Join many in DC to rally to stop Keystone XL tar sands pipeline at State Department Review hearing. More information HERE

Food Justice: Growing a Movement
Tuesday, October 4 | 5:30 PM | ICC Auditorium
Food is fundamental to our lives, but the political economy of food — how it's produced, distributed, and consumed — is often invisible. In recent years, farmworkers, food workers, environmentalists, and community activists have joined together to understand how food systems structure our lives, and what we can do to change them. The tomato fields of South Florida have been a seedbed for the emerging food justice movement. Come hear Barry Estabrook, author of Tomatoland, discuss the political economy of tomatoes with Greg Asbed and Gerardo Reyes of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. RSVP via Facebook.

Philanthropy and Social Change Information Session
Wednesday, October 5 | 7:00 PM | Healy 104
The community-based Philanthropy and Social Change class is an opportunity for 16 students to examine current issues in the non-profit sector through grant writing and reviewing and the experience of direct mentorship with leading nonprofits in the DC-metro area. Interested undergrads from all schools and majors are invited to dinner and an info session, where past philanthropy class students will share their experiences in it. Sponsored by the Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership at Georgetown Public Policy Institute and the Sociology Department. For more information, click here or email Luisa Boyarski at

Finally...write for the blog, get published, make mom proud!

Email me, Madeline (, and I can add you on as a contributor. We want to hear your voice, and anything green is up for grabs as a blog topic. Anyone who's interested in writing or photography for the blog should give it a shot!

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