2010

FutureFest
Q&A with project team
Year Funded: 2010
Green Alliance for Innovative Action (GAIA)

FutureFest began on March 8 with a keynote address by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and continued on April 17, five days before Earth Day, with a festival in White Plaza. The festival featured music, dancing, interactive sustainability booths sponsored by student organizations, a sustainable fashion show, a keynote by Green for All founder Van Jones, sustainable food from Stanford Dining, and an opportunity to take a sustainability pledge.

Green Living Symposium & Green Screens: Environmental Documentary Series
Year Funded: 2010
Green Living Council

The second annual Green Living Symposium showcased new efforts to encourage sustainable behavior in student residences over the course of the year. Additionally, the Green Screens documentary series presented environmental films in eight dorms across campus.

Regrowing the Farm
Year Funded: 2010
International Development through Environmental Accountability and Sustainability (IDEAS)

The goal of this project is to connect Stanford students with their food, motivate them to make conscious choices and interest them in growing food for themselves. Surveys were conducted at student farms at comparable universities. Based on these findings, educational events were held for Stanford students, administrators and the public at FutureFest and other open venues.