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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: Stefan Linder
Position (in student organization): President, Green Oxford
Date survey submitted: 6/14/09

1) Please describe the student-run campus environmental/sustainability organization in which you have a leadership role.
Name of organization: Green Oxford
Number of active members: 25
Website: www.greenoxford.org
Date of last meeting: 4/23/09
Frequency of meetings: Weekly
Key issues addressed and programs implemented since August 2008:

  • Off-campus recycling project: to begin recycling programs at student apartments.
  • Biodiesel project: to install a system to refine used cooking oil from dining halls into biodiesel, which would be used to fuel the Miami University bus system.
  • Focus the Nation: A campus-wide teach in concerning environmental issues.  This year's focus was on sustainable business.
  • Bike Lanes Project: Members have submitted a proposal the Oxford City Council to have bike lanes installed on Oxford roads.

Progress made on each issue/program since August 2008:

  • Off-campus recycling project: A pilot program is underway, but an effort is underway to begin recycling programs at other apartments.
  • Biodiesel project: A proposal has been submitted, grant opportunities are currently being explored to help match initial capital costs.
  • Focus the Nation:  The teach-in was well attended, and will continue to be an annual event.
  • Bike Lanes Project: While the project has met resistance, we will continue to advocate Oxford bike lanes.

2) Does your group organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?
[X]  No - Several competitions are undertaken, but Green Oxford is not the leading organizing party.
[  ]  Yes. Please list details for each competition.
#1 - 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: We have an aptly titled Sustainability Committee in our Associated Student Government.

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

  • Earth Day 5K: We organize an annual 5K to raise awareness for environmental issues an to support a local conservation trust.
  • EarthFest: Green Oxford contributes to the success of an annual community event that promotes sustainability.
  • Field Trips:  Green Oxford regularly organizes trips to recycling facilities, coal plants, and other places of interest.
  • Powervote/Powershift: Green Oxford sponsors a group of students to attend nationwide sustainability events.

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:  
- NAEP: A group of students (mostly in the Institute of Environmental Sciences program) that organize environmentally-friendly events such as EarthFest.
- Associated Student Government Sustainability Committee

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):  


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