Coalition for Environmental Activists

Wed, 2013-12-11 01:36 pm

Carissa Shoemaker ’14 and Stephanie Porter ’14 organized "A More Sustainable Grinnell" this December. It's aim, they said, was to bring “order, cooperation, and cohesion to the environmental groups on campus” through a discussion of current sustainability practices on campus, as well as institutional and individual goals.

The conference also marked the beginning of the Coalition of Environmental Activists, an organization that seeks to provide a space where groups and interested individuals can come together to support each other and leverage resources to make the College a leader in sustainability."

Faculty attendees included:

Staff attendees included:

The official and unofficial student groups represented included:

Other groups included the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell—a local nonprofit microfinance group founded by students—and Imagine Grinnell, which works to improve options for environmentally responsible living.

Snacks were provided potluck-style by participating groups.

The coalition seeks to provide a space where groups can come together to support each other and leverage resources to make the College a leader in sustainability.