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 LOCALS October 2015 Meeting

LOCALS October 2015 Meeting

Squad Goals

Pick the Sustainability Liaison group that best fits you! Sustainability Liaisons are peer educators for sustainability and throughout the year, become experts on how sustainability interplays with their respective groups. With six liaison groups, there is a place for everyone! In addition to engaging in discussion with others interested in sustainability, liaisons meet once-a-month to learn tips and tricks to integrating sustainability into everyday life, work on tasks related to the University’s Climate Action Plan, as well as gain access to awesome field trips and sustainability liaison SWAG!


Students Collaborating & Organizing Opportunities & Projects for Sustainability (SCOOPS): SCOOPS is for students (who can also be club members or leaders) who want to be a part of something bigger! Becoming part of SCOOPS will allow you to engage with and collaborate with other clubs and students leaders on campus. This liaison group always features scoop-able snacks and awesome conversation. Past members include former class president Aaron Poor ‘16, Deja Thomas '17, as well as members of Into the Wild and Alpha Kappi Psi.


Student Employees (SEEDS): Are you a student employee interested in developing sustainable operations in the workplace? This student group is all about giving you the tools to make your department or organization a more sustainably-minded environment. Not only do you get paid for this hour, you will get to engage in diverse conversations over seed-like snacks!



Employees (Workplace): With 32 liaisons last year, our Workplace Liaison group gathered individuals from a diverse range of departments such as the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Campus Ministry, and Engineering. Members of this liaison group have two choices of days and times to attend meetings; Tuesdays from 11am-12pm or Wednesdays from 12pm-1pm.



 “Getting to spend time with the other liaisons and having them share their insights was both educational and bonding. It's great to be on team green!” - Carol Goad, Food and Agribusiness Institute

"The Workplace Liaison's program has helped me realize that all it takes to make change are people who are dedicated to seeing it through. You don't have to have a ton of experience or knowledge on a specific topic to be impactful. By working together you combine all your strengths and can achieve more than you ever thought!" - Ali Reimer, Dean's Office, Leavey School of Business 


SCU Faculty: Faculty who are interested in integrating sustainability in their courses or research are highly encouraged to be part of the monthly lunch discussions. Members engage in dialogue about connecting students, as well as the curriculum, to both campus and local sustainability issues and events.


Residence Life: Members of this liaison group are Community Facilitators (CFs) or Neighborhood Representatives (NRs) who engage their residents in sustainable behaviors, create sustainability-themed programs, and facilitate campus-wide residence hall initiatives including the Energy Challenge, Swap for Good, and donation collection as well as waste diversion during Move-Out.



Off-Campus (LOCALS): Do you live off campus? Hoping to learn how to engage housemates in more sustainable practices? This liaison group brings together students living off campus to spark thought-provoking conversations and share unique stories about how they aim to integrate sustainability into their everyday living arrangements. These potluck style meetings are hosted at different houses each month and always draw in a large crowd.


“I enjoy(ed) being a liaison because it provides the opportunity to bring people together to discuss issues pertinent to the society we live in. Being a liaison is fun! We eat with friends, but at the same time, we are able to ask big questions about what it means to be a responsible consumer, and what it means to live a sustainable life. I find that worthwhile.” -Thomas Fairman '16


To sign up, visit any of the above links or email

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Members of LOCALS, Fall 2015