2007

Activities and Projects for Earth Day and ASSU's Green Week

Year Funded: 2007
Students for a Sustainable Stanford

Earth Day activities in White Plaza included calculating your carbon footprint, creating organic hemp bracelet/keychains, personal carbon reduction commitments, a student bluegrass band, student photography and Planet Earth films.

Earth Day 2008 Celebration
Year Funded: 2007
Teaching and Research on the Environment and Education at Stanford (TREES)

An Earth Day celebration took place in April 2008 at the School of Education to raise awareness of environmental issues in education. Environmental student photography was presented to the community.

Engineers for a Sustainable World Biodiesel Workshop
Year Funded: 2007
Engineers For A Sustainable World

This workshop provided students information on the technical aspects of biofuels. Experts highlighted the socioeconomic issues that engineers and non-engineers should consider as future policies increasingly pave the way for biofuels to become part of the energy mix. ESW also collaborated with Students for Sustainable Stanford on the vegetable-waste-oil-powered BioTour (http://biotour.org), came to campus as a part of the ASSU's GreenFest.

Engineers for a Sustainable World Hosts MAP- China Energy Systems Showcase

Year Funded: 2007
Engineers For A Sustainable World

ESW hosted this forum to share with the student energy and environment community the experiences of the China Energy Systems class.
 

Focus the Nation Conference
Year Funded: 2007
Students for a Sustainable Stanford

This conference was part of a special Focus the Nation climate change awareness event held on January 31 at 1,000 universities. The emphasis of Stanford's conference was on social and public policy solutions to global climate change.

From Vision to Action: Sparking Global Change (conference Mar 2008)
Year Funded: 2007
Energy Crossroads

Energy Crossroads' second annual conference took place in May 2008. Titled "From Vision to Action: Sparking Global Change," the conference addressed two issues: integrating clean energy into the national mindset to bring about real results, and how individuals can contibute to achieving this goal. The conference included a keynote, panels, the 11th Hour dinner and a Clean Expo, bringing concrete options and career opportunities to campus.
 

Green Living Council Program
Year Funded: 2007
Green Living Council

The Green Living Council is a residence-based, peer education program to promote sustainable behaviors and environmental awareness among Stanford students. 97 Green Living Coordinators represented 55 undergraduate and graduate residents on campus. This grant was used to organize fun social opportunities to strengthen the network of environmental leaders on campus.

Increasing Minority Representation in the Fields of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Year Funded: 2007
Students for Ecology Education, Development and Sustainability (SEEDS)

SEEDS encourages Stanford minority participation in environmental research. Working on the evolution of plant defenses and creek restoration, students mentored Redwood High School students on environmental issues that resonate with their lands of origin. Funding was used for teaching materials and t shirts.
 

Simply Reduce
Year Funded: 2007
Simply Reduce Team

This program was designed to reduce the use of disposable coffee cups, bottled water and red beverage cups on campus. Students conducted research on the estimated waste generated from these sources, created stickers for travel mugs and water bottles on campus, and created an awareness campaign and website.

Stanford Scientific Magazine Support

Year Funded: 2007
Stanford Scientific Magazine

Funding was used for core support for Stanford Scientific Magazine and to help student contributors become better communicators of science. SSM is distributed free to the Stanford community.
 

Water Conference
Year Funded: 2007
Stanford Association for International Development (SAID) & Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)

The vision of the conference was to assist undergraduates, graduates and others from diverse educational backgrounds to explore the technological and policy challenges to accessing clean water, and to produce creative solutions in international development.