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Student Workers Building Sustainable Communities

Conference: AASHE National Conference
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RAD Facilities

on 26 August 2014

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Transcript of Student Workers Building Sustainable Communities

Residential and Dining Facilities
Student Worker Program
Projects
The Student Worker Program:
Facilities

H/Vac Specialist

Locksmith
& Safety
Coordinator
H/Vac Technician
Student training
Lock shop assistant
Student training
under pro-staff
Student Maintenance
Supervisor
Buildings/Grounds
Supervisor
Student Maintenance Leads (3)
Maintenance Workers
Student Custodial Leads (4)
Custodial Workers
Student Office Staff:
Payroll Assistant
Purchasing Agent
Office Assistant
Student Linen Lead
Student Grounds Lead
Linen Crew (3)
Grounds Crew (3)
Student Sustainability
Coordinator
Sustainability Technician
By the Numbers
3 story
apartment
buildings:
14
Duplex
"Mods":
19
5 story
residence
halls:
3
10 story
residence hall
Buildings:
Employees:
50 student
(& 4 pro staff
Our mission statement:
Purposeful
community where students, staff, and faculty share a passion for learning and collaborate to enhance student growth.
Just
community where the individual is honored, our interdependence is acknowledged, diversity is pursued, freedom of expression is protected and civility is affirmed.
Sustainable
community that values, cultivates and maintains its human, natural and physical resources.
Sustainability
Water/energy use
Waste management
Environmental stewardship
Facilty operations
MOD 303
Residential Life
-reduce costs of replacement
- online applications
-Manage work-order system
-Responsible E-waste disposal
resident education:
-recycling/waste
-green cleaners
-social/env. justice
Bike Share Program
Community Gardens
-Student Run & Organized
Res Techs:
Radiant In-floor Heating
-Photovoltaic solar panels to operate water heaters
- Hot water pumped through pipes under the recycled laminate floor
Facilities
Front Office Assistants
4 students
Resident Assistants
25 student workers
Res Techs
4 students
(RAD)
Aquaponics Greenhouse
Visionaries aiding local food production:
Feeding our community sustainably
RAD Greenhouse Design
-Design
-Building process
-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
implemented
technology for
a photo-voltaic solar
Waste Reduction:
-"Sorting centers" on every floor of freshman halls
- Free Store/Free Market
Director
Sharon Goodman
Residential Information
Technology Manager
Noel McHugh
Assistant Director
of Facilities
Mark Lacina
Assistant Director
of Residential Life
Kelly Lundy
Fiscal Specialist
Deborah Miles
Program Support
Supervisor
Jaycie Osterberg
Res Tech Lead
Res Techs (5)
RD
C & D
RD
A & B
RD
E-N
RD
P-U &
Mods
RAs (6)
RAs (5)
RAs (9)
RAs (4)
H/VAC
Tech
Steve J.
Buildings/Grounds
Supervisor
Ray Ruiz
Locksmith
Matt Lebens
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:
Student Workers
Building Sustainable Community
Some steps RAD has taken:
-local purchasing
-composting system
-Clear labels for recyclables
-extra dumpsters and recycling bins during check-in and education
-recycle construction waste
Recycling and Waste Reduction
Student Facilities
Lead
Student Bike
Technician
Assistant
Director
of Facilities
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
Bikes
for
Residents
More low-hanging fruit...
Go Paperless!
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!
Food
- check-out collection
- battery/cell phone collection (donate phones to shelters)
- Styrofoam collection
Sharon Goodman
goodmans@evergreen.edu
Contact Information
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