Eco Action Update

Hi Eco Action!

We apologize for cancelling the meeting so last minute, but we hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather on Wednesday. We also had a great turn out for the Peace March and the Sunrise Movement Speakers, so thank you to everyone who joined us! 
Tailgate Ambassadors – We need 10 volunteers to help encourage sustainability practices at tailgates from 10-2pm on Saturday September 30th (you can still go to the game!). Our club will make 500$ if we get 10 volunteers to help. There is a training at 7pm on Wednesday September 27th with free dinner provided. We will end out next meeting early so we can all walk over together. This is an awesome opportunity because you get to help promote sustainability and get money for our club! Please sign up here if you can come: 
Sustainability Showcase – Dr. Rachel Brennan is speaking tomorrow at 12pm in the Huck Life Science Bridge. She will be talking about her work in environmental engineering. I am not sure the particular focus of her talk, but I know she does a lot of research about micro-beads in local watersheds. Free lunch is provided. (
Camping and Volunteering – This weekend Eco Action will be camping out and then volunteering in Rothrock State Park. If you are interested contact Conner McInerney (, however he has already done a lot of planning so we may not be able to accommodate anymore people. 
Project Wild Utah – We are partnering with Penn State Outing Club to host a speaker from Project Wild Utah. He will be presenting about current issues surrounding public lands, which is especially relevant given recent policy changes towards national parks. This will take place on Tuesday September 26th at 8pm at the Outing Club meeting in 254 Health and Human Development Building
Next Meeting (September 27th)- We will be partnering with the Sierra Club to show the first part of the documentary A Fierce Green Fire (~20 mins), a documentary about the history of the environmental movement. We will follow the short movie with a discussion. The current plan is to have a combined meeting with the Sierra Club on the last Wednesday of every month. Each meeting we will watch another part of this 5-part documentary and discuss the current projects both groups are working on. (
LEED Accreditation – LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. This training will take place on September 27th from 6-10pm at the Penn State Days Inn
Homecoming Float Planning Meeting – We will start planning the homecoming float on Oct 4th. Keep collecting bottles and brainstorming ideas! 
Food For Thought – We are partnering with the Student Farm and the Vegetarian Club to host a sustainable meal and discussion about the environmental implications of personal food choices. This will happen in the evening on Thursday Oct12th, so mark your calendars! 
I am continually inspired by the passion our members have for environmental advocacy. Keep up the AWESOME work! The world needs you.
-Maddy Nyblade
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