What is SEA?

Students for Environmental Awareness is one of the oldest organizations at UMBC.

So is it a service, educational or social club? Well, it turns out we are all of the above. What is the point of joining a club if you cannot kick back and enjoy each others company? Through such events as EcoFest and the Trash Monster we incorporate both educational and service opportunities for the campus community while still having a BLAST! Please come by a meeting or join the Listproc if you are interested, you wont regret it.

Meetings:

Mondays : Freehour (12 o’clock) in Public Policy 208!

Sign up for the Listproc (Email List)

You have a few Options

  1. Go to My.UMBC.edu and navigate to the Services Tab. Click myUMBC Mailing Lists on the lower right hand side. Click the Index of Lists tab and click sea@lists.umbc.edu. Subscribe to the list on the left hand side under LIst Operations. Enjoy!
  2. To receive announcements about the club email listproc@listproc.umbc.edu with ‘Subscribe SEA’ in the body.To remove yourself from the listproc, email listproc@listproc.umbc.edu with ‘Unsubscribe SEA’ in the body.

A look at SEA: Goals, Initiatives, and Events:

We are currently working on a few amazing projects.

One is the farmers market on campus (contact Mary Norell, marynorell2@gmail.com), (and we will now be having a biweekly farmers market on campus starting Fall 2010!)

We also hold campus cleanups, build infamous trash monsters, hold workshops, and more!

Recently we were working with a “Green Fee,” which is now passed successfully into motion. Through the SGA elections, students have the option of voting to increase student activities fees through Referendum A and we have arranged to have $1 from each person (hopefully totalling $10,000) to fund internships for students to work towards making the UMBC campus more sustainable.

We currently work with Chartwells (dining services), Facilities Management (Landscape Stewardship Committee and RecycleMania), the Commons, the UMBC Serves Committee, the Climate Change Taskforce (CCTF http://umbc.edu/sustainability) with the goals of influencing and assisting in environmentally friendly practices.

Throughout the summer and winter breaks we meet up here and there for brainstorming, hiking, camping, and of course local volunteer and service events as we do throughout the semester.

We also work with the Maryland Student Climate Coalition and the PowerShift campaign to influence and lobby politicians and elected officials to promote envrionmentally concerned legislation such as Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act. This past semester we held a summit of student leaders of the Maryland Student Climate Coalition (MSCC) in the Public Policy building.
Please let us know if you have any further questions on any of these topics!

Just contact our secretary, Kyria, at kyria2@umbc.edu

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