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Report Card 2010

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University of Texas–Dallas

Student Survey

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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: Alison Beatty
Position (in student organization): President
Date survey submitted:

1) Please describe the student-run campus environmental/sustainability organization in which you have a leadership role.
Name of organization: Students for Environmental Awareness
Number of active members: 15
Website: http://seaatutd.googlepages.com/
Date of last meeting: May 2009
Frequency of meetings: twice a month, during school year
Key issues addressed and programs implemented since August 2008:

- development of junior high Environmentoring program in the surrounding community
- on campus celebration events for Texas Recycles Day and Earth Day

Progress made on each issue/program since August 2008:

-Environmentoring program taking off slowly but has been consistently well received on campus and in the community. We have expanded to give presentations for 7th and 8th graders at two of the junior high schools near The University of Texas at Dallas.
- TRD and Earth Day programs holding steady in turnout and participation from the campus community

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: 2005
Frequency of competition: once per year
Participants: all members of campus
Incentives: to surpass other schools, especially within the UT system, in recycling, and thus obtain an advantage in friendly rivalry
Goal of competition: to develop strategies that increase per capita and overall recycling rates over a 10 week period and to keep those strategies implemented beyond the frame of the competition
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: unknown, as our university has yet to conduct a waste audit to, the best of this student organization's knowledge
Lasting effects of competition: improved recycling habits, increased number of recycling receptacles
Website: www.recyclemania.org

#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?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe:

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

-greatly increased number of recycling receptacles around campus and
-ran a successful campaign to encourage double-sided printouts for both classroom and administration use.

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:  
-Sustenants: student organization dedicated to helping The University of Texas at Dallas achieve its goals of becoming a leader in efficient energy consumption and sustainable development. President: Alison Beatty (I founded this group in November 2008 and was elected president of SEA in May 2009).  Email: sustenants@gmail.com

-Community Garden: established in 2006 as a resource for persons affiliated with UTD to have a gardening space or access to fresh produce. Deeply committed to organic gardening and sustainable environmental practices. Co-presidents: TJ Patel and Alison Beatty. Email: wgardenclub@gmail.com

-Renewable Energy Club: Founded in May 2009 and dedicated to several sustainability projects including building a wind turbine to be placed on a school building and participating in the House of the Future competition. President: Josef Velten. Email: renewe.utd@gmail.com

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):   Sierra Student Coalition, TX Green Campus


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