Environmental Club in San Jose

Discussion and action on sustainability with the I THINK program at SJSU

Club Projects February 22, 2007

E-Waste (Spring 2007)

Native Garden Project (Spring 2007) 

Campus Movie Fest (Fall 2006)
We made and submitted a film to the Campus Movie Fest. CMF is the largest student movie-making event in the world!
Global Warming, Shmobal Warming: The positive effects of Global Warming

Earth Day (Spring 2006)Thursday, April 20th 10:00 to 4:00 Central Plaza
We had 3 tables at Earth Day. One with information about the club, photos, and a sign up sheet for the email list, One with laptop computers set up so that people could figure out their Ecological Footprint, and the third table had organic/non-organic produce taste testing.

Fair Trade/Organic Coffee (Spring 2006 to present)
We are currently working on a campaign to all campus coffee outlets on to offer Fair Trade and organic coffee.

What is Fair Trade Coffee? This is what Global Exchange has to say:

“The United States consumes one-fifth of all the world’s coffee, making it the largest consumer in the world. But few Americans realize that agriculture workers in the coffee industry often toil in what can be described as “sweatshops in the fields.” Many small coffee farmers receive prices for their coffee that are less than the costs of production, forcing them into a cycle of poverty and debt.

Fair Trade is a viable solution to this crisis, assuring consumers that the coffee we drink was purchased under fair conditions. To become Fair Trade certified, an importer must meet stringent international criteria; paying a minimum price per pound of $1.26, providing much needed credit to farmers, and providing technical assistance such as help transitioning to organic farming. Fair Trade for coffee farmers means community development, health, education, and environmental stewardship.”
Click here to learn more.

The Wall of Cups (Fall 2005)
With this project, we collected and displayed 3,165 disposable drink cups, which is the amount of cups used on campus every day. We wanted to show our fellow students that they create a significant amount of waste, as well as encourage them to reduce waste by reusing instead of using disposable products.

 

2 Responses to “Club Projects”

  1. clement Says:

    This Website is so niiiiiiiice !

  2. It is interesting reading this article. I’m a student at SJSU that has began the fight on global warming an unfair labor practices by starting a company called GEAR IT UP Racing. It focuses on promoting organic cotton and biking jersey’s. We are still working on the concept, but we are close. I believe this is a great way to help a lot of issues. Please check out our facebook group. On the groups search tab type GEAR IT UP RACING or check us out on myspace “http://www.myspace.com/gearitupracing”. We are looking for design ideas so if anyone out there considers themselves arty we will definitely appreciate your input.


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