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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: Nathan Schwartz
Position (in student organization): President of SAVE
Date survey submitted:

1) Please describe the student-run campus environmental/sustainability organization in which you have a leadership role.
Name of organization: SAVE
Number of active members: 10
Website: ‘SAVE’ group on FaceBook and VikingWeb
Date of last meeting: April 27, 2009
Frequency of meetings: Weekly during the school year
Key issues addressed and programs implemented since August 2008: Awareness and promotion of SAVE and the activities sponsored by the club
Progress made on each issue/program since August 2008: Awareness and promotion of SAVE and the activities sponsored by the club

2) Does your group organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please list details for each competition.
#1 - Name of competition: Recyclemania

Year initiated: 2006
Frequency of competition: Yearly
Participants: Students, Faculty, and Staff
Incentives: Pride and positive feeling about environment
Goal of competition: Yearly improvement in each category and encourage everyone to recycle
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: 10%
Lasting effects of competition: Awareness of recycling and change in habits

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

3) Does your student government include a specific position or committee dedicated to campus sustainability issues?
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please describe: The Student Government Association’s Green Committee

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

        Green Week – (with SGA’s Green Committee) initiated in February 2008, raises awareness of recycling and ‘green’ products student’s can use; offered a light bulb swap (students brought in their incandescent bulbs and exchanged for compact fluorescent bulbs).

        Going tray-less in the Dining Hall – reduces food and water waste

        Campus promotion of Earth Day and Earth Hour

        River Clean Ups with the Coosa River Basin Initiative (a local river advocacy group)

        Race to Recycle, Dana Woods Clean Up, and e-waste day

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:   Berry’s Organic Garden – a student run enterprise that provides organic herbs and seasonal vegetables for sale to the Berry and local community.


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):   The Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI)



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