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Student Workers Building Sustainable Communities
Transcript of Student Workers Building Sustainable Communities
Student Worker Program
The Student Worker Program:
Lock shop assistant
Student Maintenance Leads (3)
Student Custodial Leads (4)
Student Office Staff:
Student Linen Lead
Student Grounds Lead
Linen Crew (3)
Grounds Crew (3)
By the Numbers
(& 4 pro staff
Our mission statement:
community where students, staff, and faculty share a passion for learning and collaborate to enhance student growth.
community where the individual is honored, our interdependence is acknowledged, diversity is pursued, freedom of expression is protected and civility is affirmed.
community that values, cultivates and maintains its human, natural and physical resources.
-reduce costs of replacement
- online applications
-Manage work-order system
-Responsible E-waste disposal
Bike Share Program
-Student Run & Organized
Radiant In-floor Heating
-Photovoltaic solar panels to operate water heaters
- Hot water pumped through pipes under the recycled laminate floor
Front Office Assistants
25 student workers
Visionaries aiding local food production:
Feeding our community sustainably
RAD Greenhouse Design
-Understanding of approval process
-Implementing a workable greenhouse (plans for fall 2014)
-Green energy contractor
installed solar panels
Projects to start with
that low-hanging fruit....
RAD Positions Flow Chart
Student Workers researched and
a photo-voltaic solar
-"Sorting centers" on every floor of freshman halls
- Free Store/Free Market
of Residential Life
Res Tech Lead
Res Techs (5)
C & D
A & B
Summer Facility Staff 2012
Small project examples
Double Paned Vinyl Windows
for better heat retention in living spaces
Metal Roofing for rainwater catchment
and reduced run-off
Golf Carts: inexpensive alternative
to electric vehicles
Using trade skills to reuse materials
Facilities flow chart
The Evergreen State College:
Building Sustainable Community
Some steps RAD has taken:
-Clear labels for recyclables
-extra dumpsters and recycling bins during check-in and education
-recycle construction waste
Recycling and Waste Reduction
Local Food Production
-Easy to start with volunteers
-Build relationships between ecology students and campus residents
-For RAD, this inspired an intern program
-builds community, creates "home"
- Bikes designed by an Evergreen Alumni, made locally
-Provides free carbon-neutral transportation for students
Student workers bike
across campus on work-orders
More low-hanging fruit...
Develop online applications for housing and employment
Rent mini-fridges and microwaves to residents
- Money from rental goes into programming budget
Provide recycling bags instead of garbage cans!
- check-out collection
- battery/cell phone collection (donate phones to shelters)
- Styrofoam collection