Minutes 09/24/09



Lovely faces in attendance: Brit, Susan, Katie, Haven, Natalie, Scott, Sarah, Joe, Tina,
Nicole, David

New constitution is finished!! It is attached to this message, check it out!

Lauren will be on campus this weekend ...stop by the Greens house to say hi!! <3

Crop Walk and 5th Quarter Postgame are both a no-go as we are too busy with Nobel prep.

Progressive Progressives Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday October 21; time and groups to
be announced later. Keep that day free!!

Arb clean-up is tomorrow from 2-5, you can come and go as you are able....you should go
and help clean up our campus!!

The Teach-In Speak-Out for the wind turbine will be on Wed Oct. 7 from 11:30-1 (the lunch
break of Nobel) in the Johns Family Courtyard.  Invite your friends and your profs, and
remember it's an open mic so anyone can make a statement (or just listen)! The Weekly
will also hopefully be covering this event. Here's our official statement:

"Official Greens Statement 9/24/09

We as members of the Gustavus community need a clear commitment to the College?s
environmental sustainability goals, first and foremost the addition of a wind turbine on
campus.  We demand an affirmation of the Gustavus Climate Plan.  If the College decides
to not go forth with the wind turbine, we want to see the focus of sustainability shifted
elsewhere, particularly LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design) for buildings on campus, updating current buildings to higher sustainability
standards, and offsetting carbon emissions. We would like to be a part of active and open
communication within the College, especially between the Administration and the student
body.  We feel it is in the best interest of the future of the College to aggressively
pursue these initiatives in the reality of climate change.

In order to show our support, we are participating in a Student Rally for Sustainability
on Wednesday, October 7th from 11:30 to 1 pm in the Johns Family Courtyard.  This event
is open to all members of the Gustavus community.

(Any other organizations or individuals who would like to be a part of this coalition
should contact the Greens Co-Presidents Susan Kranz and Katie Webster)"

Katie and Susan will be sending out an email to list the chairs of each committee.

We would love to see your lovely faces at the meetings!!! They are from 8-9 in the Gustie
Den on Thursdays!! ALL MEMBERS WELCOME! If you are unable to come but still want to
participate in events, please email Katie or Susan to let them know what you're
interested in!!

ALSO, I would love to keep everyone on track using the facebook group as well! This is
the group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28681849572&ref=mf  so JOIN and keep up
with what's going on in the Greens community.  Minutes are posted there every week as
well as info on all of our upcoming events.

Brit Barkholtz

Greens House