Collaborative efforts like these hold the key to sustainability success in the future.
Other Greek Chapters Nationwide: The GGRP wants to extend our reach and expand our collaboration efforts with other Greek Communities around the nation. Currently, the UW Green Greek Program would is interested in Cornell’s LEAF rating system, the University of Arizona’s “Zero-net-waste” philanthropy events, and Indiana University’s Spring Energy Challenge.Collaboration is a two-way street, already students at Washington State University and Syracuse University have contacted the GRRP to learn about potential program possibilities for their own Greek Communities.
UW-Solar: UW-Solar, a group that works on solar energy projects, is working with the GGRP to calculate the solar potential for chapters. Learn more here!
The UW Farm: The UW Green Greek Representative Group hopes to participate in future collaboration projects with the UW Farm, whose mission is to be the campus center for the practice and study of urban agriculture and sustainability. Although that idea has yet to come to fruition, reaching out has already culminated in one chapter, Sigma Kappa, successfully servicing the “Farm-To-Table” dinner.
Mercedes Stroeve, Seattle Public Utilities: A UW senior used the GGRP to gather data for her research for Seattle Public Utilities on creating an outreach strategy that encourages tenants to fully transition to composting and other best waste practices.
UW Biodiesel Cooperative: The UW Biodiesel Cooperative, a group repurposing leftover cooking oil into an alternative fuel supply, is setting up a collection system to use the Greek Community’s leftover oil.