Student Conservation Association Erica Larson
The Green Up Team <ul><li>Mission Statement:  The Green Up Team is committed to reducing SCA's ecological footprint by enc...
<ul><li>The GUT is made up of staff from all departments, regions and field offices. </li></ul><ul><li>Each member has per...
Subcommittees  <ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Usage </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Product...
My Day at SCA <ul><li>Full Green Up Team meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Subcommittee meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Hours of resea...
Environmental Education with Erica <ul><li>A presentation each month during the Green Up Team meetings </li></ul><ul><li>-...
Current Big Projects <ul><li>Implementation of SCA’s own community garden </li></ul><ul><li>Educational materials on the n...
Quantifying SCA’s carbon footprint <ul><li>4,000,000 miles flown on Milne tickets in 2008 (staff and members). This  doesn...
SCA’s Footprint <ul><li>I have spent many hours compiling data on SCA’s 2008 usage of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
 
 
The last chart I swear…
<ul><li>There is a lot more to do! </li></ul>There are many more aspects to incorporate in our footprint! There is a lot t...
Alternative Transportation Committee <ul><li>OUR PURPOSE: </li></ul><ul><li>“ To encourage alternative transportation as  ...
Alternative Transportation Accomplishments <ul><li>For the year of 2008,  </li></ul><ul><li>SCA staff started participatin...
Car pools  are cool! Pete, Patty H, Rick & Hannah -- Brattleboro To Charlestown
Liz, Em & Robin commuting Keep moving alternatively, SCA!
Earth Day at SCA Charlestown, NH <ul><li>SCA headquarters in Charlestown, NH has never before put on an Earth Day celebrat...
Wednesday April 15 th , 2009 <ul><li>A group of SCA staff took 20 students from Stevens High School in Claremont, NH to cl...
I had fun finding a REALLY old Pepsi can!
<ul><li>We even had an ATV club to help us haul trash, tires, and carpets out of the park! </li></ul>
Saturday April 18 th  2009 <ul><li>#5 Plastics collection </li></ul><ul><li>Old cellular phone collection </li></ul><ul><l...
Anyone need a Practicum? <ul><li>We’re looking for my replacement! </li></ul>
the work goes on… The End
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Student Conservation Association

  1. 1. Student Conservation Association Erica Larson
  2. 2. The Green Up Team <ul><li>Mission Statement: The Green Up Team is committed to reducing SCA's ecological footprint by encouraging environmentally responsible behavior through research, education and promotion at the organizational and individual levels. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The GUT is made up of staff from all departments, regions and field offices. </li></ul><ul><li>Each member has permission to take time away from their position to work on Green Up Team efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>The team is divided into subcommittees which focus on specific aspects of sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Each has a list of short term and long term goals </li></ul>
  4. 4. Subcommittees <ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Usage </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Product Use </li></ul><ul><li>Composting </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Community Outreach </li></ul>
  5. 5. My Day at SCA <ul><li>Full Green Up Team meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Subcommittee meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Hours of research </li></ul><ul><li>Troubleshooting </li></ul><ul><li>Phone and E-mail communications </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation for presentations </li></ul>
  6. 6. Environmental Education with Erica <ul><li>A presentation each month during the Green Up Team meetings </li></ul><ul><li>-Topics Have Included: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Native Energy – Carbon Offsetting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low/No VOC paints </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solar Panels </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geothermal Energy </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Current Big Projects <ul><li>Implementation of SCA’s own community garden </li></ul><ul><li>Educational materials on the new LEED certified building </li></ul><ul><li>Calculating SCA’s carbon footprint </li></ul><ul><li>The second day of SCA’s first Earth Day Celebration happens tomorrow! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Quantifying SCA’s carbon footprint <ul><li>4,000,000 miles flown on Milne tickets in 2008 (staff and members). This doesn’t include tickets purchased outside of Milne, nor staff and member vehicle travel. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We have since changed companies and now require all SCA to make travel plans through this company. It will be much easier to track our staff travel next year! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We’ll be spending 2009 calculating SCA’s baseline carbon footprint in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>Travel by plane </li></ul><ul><li>All types of vehicle travel by staff and members (including commuting) </li></ul><ul><li>Heating and cooling </li></ul><ul><li>Electricity consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Paper consumption </li></ul>
  9. 9. SCA’s Footprint <ul><li>I have spent many hours compiling data on SCA’s 2008 usage of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electricity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water & bottled water </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. The last chart I swear…
  11. 13. <ul><li>There is a lot more to do! </li></ul>There are many more aspects to incorporate in our footprint! There is a lot that I have not been able to gather (so far) about the regional offices!
  12. 14. Alternative Transportation Committee <ul><li>OUR PURPOSE: </li></ul><ul><li>“ To encourage alternative transportation as much as possible and to think strategically about SCA’s collective travel impact.” </li></ul>Justin Laue races to work in Oakland
  13. 15. Alternative Transportation Accomplishments <ul><li>For the year of 2008, </li></ul><ul><li>SCA staff started participating in our SCA wide </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Transportation Program (ATP). </li></ul><ul><li>  The results were phenomenal, see below.  </li></ul><ul><li>3001 days carpooled </li></ul><ul><li>784 days telecommuted </li></ul><ul><li>1845 days biked </li></ul><ul><li>511 days walked </li></ul><ul><li>1835 days publicly transported </li></ul><ul><li>Total:  7,976 days! </li></ul><ul><li>95 Staff participated! </li></ul>
  14. 16. Car pools are cool! Pete, Patty H, Rick & Hannah -- Brattleboro To Charlestown
  15. 17. Liz, Em & Robin commuting Keep moving alternatively, SCA!
  16. 18. Earth Day at SCA Charlestown, NH <ul><li>SCA headquarters in Charlestown, NH has never before put on an Earth Day celebration </li></ul><ul><li>This year we’re doing it! </li></ul>
  17. 19. Wednesday April 15 th , 2009 <ul><li>A group of SCA staff took 20 students from Stevens High School in Claremont, NH to clean up a trail near their school! </li></ul>
  18. 20. I had fun finding a REALLY old Pepsi can!
  19. 21. <ul><li>We even had an ATV club to help us haul trash, tires, and carpets out of the park! </li></ul>
  20. 22. Saturday April 18 th 2009 <ul><li>#5 Plastics collection </li></ul><ul><li>Old cellular phone collection </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tours of the Green building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kids craft table </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Jeopardy bike – includes quiz questions about the environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruiting booth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mock base camp </li></ul></ul>
  21. 23. Anyone need a Practicum? <ul><li>We’re looking for my replacement! </li></ul>
  22. 24. the work goes on… The End

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