Green Greek Profiles

Green Greek Certification Survey

Follow this link to go to the survey to evaluate your chapter (UW NetID required)!

The Green Greek Certification is meant to help fraternities and sororities identify areas for improvement and highlight areas where they excel in sustainable operations. The survey is comprehensive and covers a wide array of criteria including waste management, water consumption, and energy reduction.

 

 

Sororities

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Vivian Chin

Sigma Kappa is committed to improving the environment. Improvements can happen every day through purposeful actions and choices that, collectively, make a significant impact on the overall health of our planet. One of our national service projects is “Inherit the Earth,” which provides the opportunity for collegians, alumnae and citizens to work together to improve local environments.

Progress: 59/96
61%

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Current Project(s): Sustainable Lighting Solutions, Creating a Sustainability Committee in the Chapter

Green Greek Representative: Vivian Chin

Latest Sustainability Report (July 2016): View here!

Other involved members: Green Greek Director Talia Haller, Member Jane Green, Member Zoe Thuesmunn, Member Bela Garcia, Member Alyssa Sismaet, Member Pei-Ming Tokuda, Member Katie Rosemond

Past Projects:

Chapter Education: Seattle Public Utilities Staff on best waste practices, November 2015 (Talia Haller)

Outfitted every room with recycling bins to encourage best waste practices, November 2015 (Talia Haller)

Coordinated Community Collaboration: UW-Farm & SK Volunteer Event, October 2015 (Talia Haller)

Outfitted main areas with recycling, composting, and trash bins & VERY visible signage, September 2015 (Talia Haller)

Established Utility Baseline (including electricity, water, and waste), March 2015 (Talia Haller)

Installed Sustainability Chair, January 2015 (Talia Haller)

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Vivian Chin

11782378_1070650276292168_901328976539618994_oVivian is in her second year at UW and is studying Accounting and Finance. She is Sigma Kappa’s current Sustainability Chair and VP of Finance. In addition, she is in Alpha Kappa Psi, is a First-year Interest group leader, and works both on and off campus. Vivian is very passionate about the environment which is why she is thrilled to be a Green Greek representative. As a representative, she hopes to spread awareness about sustainability, and share, assist in, and develop sustainable projects that all chapters can partake in. Her current project in Sigma Kappa is installing occupancy motion sensors and switching all lights to LED lights. Moving forward she hopes to replace all shower heads with low flow shower heads and invest in fun shower-timers to conserve water.

Sustainability Action Plan: View here!


UW-Farm & SK Collaboration: Annual Farm to Table Dinner

In October 2015, Sigma Kappa provided a majority of the UW Farm’s volunteers for their annual fall event, the Farm to Table Dinner. Our involvement stemmed from a desire to collaborate and serve other sustainability-minded and environmentally-friendly groups on campus. From picking flowers and carving pumpkins to serving Chaco Canyon Cafe’s amazing locally-sourced and organic cuisine, this volunteer experience not only helped the UW Farm team pull together an amazing event but also educated our chapter about the vibrant farm community right down the hill from our house!  This year we will provide our volunteer service for the second time in a row – we may even be starting a tradition!

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Alpha Omicron Pi’s main environmental effort is to promote specific actions in the chapter that increase sustainable performance. These actions fall in categories such as proper waste disposal, energy use, water use, and conserving resources. In spring 2016, Alpha Omicron Pi established a green chair position that will continue environmental efforts for generations. We believe that sustainability becomes more and more necessary every day for as the global population increases, common natural resources decline.

Progress 51/96
52%

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While Alpha Omicron Pi has stronger areas, like for instance in sustainable sourcing and waste, we still have significant progress to make, most notably in community connections and water reduction.

 

Has an annual or quarterly “sustainability” presentation!

Has 10+ recycling bins, and around 5 composting bins (with kitchen and study areas covered) and 100% with clear, explanatory signage!

Has motion-sensor lights in the guest bathroom and a few dual-flush toilets

Chapter provides reusable water bottles, coffee mugs/cups, and compostable utensils and to-go plates

No ENERGY STAR appliances

Uses CFL’s rather than LED’s (although CFL”s are better than conventional lighting). 

Doesn’t host a clothing swap or volunteer for environmental causes

Doesn’t know whether shower heads use excess water or not

New members aren’t taught how to get around and use public transportation


Current Project(s): AOII 2016-2017 Sustainability Projects Plan-designed by the green chair committee

Green Greek Representative: Lia Carstens

Latest Sustainability Survey: https://green-certification.uw.edu/results/57e301815a2ae6631d0374e2/58196ad85a2ae6631d0375f8

Other involved members: Member Esin Tunali

Past Projects:

 Provide reusable CamelBak water bottles for the chapter, September 2016

Establishment of AOII green chair, June 2016

Eliminate paper dish-ware and replace with compostable dishware, March 2016

Place landfill, recycle, and compost bins throughout the chapter house, September 2015

 

Future Projects:

Design signs to label the landfill, recycle, and compost bins to prevent members from putting the wrong materials in the wrong receptacle

Design posters on how members can reduce, reuse, and recycle various materials

Waste Disposal Education to help members understand how to properly dispose waste

Limit Shower Time

Install Hand Dryers

 Make members aware of our electricity, water, and waste bills to measure sustainability progress


Lia Carstens
screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-11-30-40-amLia loves life at the UW as a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and as an Environmental Science major. She has numerous environmental interests but she’s passionate about pursuing sustainable landscapes and design. Lia’s goal in the GGRP aims to educate the Greek community on how to produce less waste and proper disposal of waste, compost, and recyclable materials. She leads the Waste Right project. Lia adventures the outdoors with friends and family as her favorite leisure activity.

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

 

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Alpha Delta Pi collegians and alumnae, as well as friends and family members of Alpha Delta Pi, show their philanthropic spirit in many ways. Alpha Delta Pi sisters make an impact on their campuses and in their communities.

 

 

Progress: 61/96
62%

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A D Pi is strong all-around but we want to work on increasing our sustainable food practices and reducing waste!

 All recycling/composting bins have signage!

 Won an Environmental Excellence Award last year from Panhellenic

 Lights are mostly LED’s

Motion-sensor lights in all main areas.

Chapter volunteers for an environmental cause multiple times per year!

 Chapter doesn’t have networked printer!

 No ENERGY STAR Appliances

Chapter has never done a Meatless Monday

No reminders for shorter showers and only one for turning off lights.

No community connections!


Current Project(s): Worked to determine solar potential for specific chapters within the Greek Community, specifically related to our chapter because we have a well-suited roof for solar.

Green Greek Representative: Madeleine Karstetter

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: November 2016

Other involved members: NA

Past Projects:

Did a “sustainability-related” exchange with a fraternity on campus, 2016, Kathryn Steele

Determined that solar power was not feasible for our chapter house at this time, Autumn 2016, Kathryn Steele

Future Projects:

Organize a Meatless Monday for Chapter

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Madeleine Karstetter

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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Alpha Gamma Delta is an international women’s fraternity that promotes academic excellence, philanthropic giving, ongoing leadership and personal development and above all, a spirit of loving sisterhood. Guided by our Purpose, Alpha Gamma Deltas strive to attain a higher standard, thereby improving their lives, the lives of those around them and the communities in which they live. Together, we continually work to Inspire the Woman and Impact the World.

Progress: 35/96
35%

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While Alpha Gamma Delta has stronger areas, like for instance in Sustainable Sourcing, we still have significant progress to make, most notably in Water Reduction and Community Connections, as well as waste.

 

75% of compost/recycling bins have clear, explanatory sigange/

If no one is home during breaks, the heat is usually turned down

All bathrooms have motion-sensor lighting, as well as the library!

When reusable alternatives aren’t available, chapter uses compostable products. 

 

No active “Green Chair Position” within Chapter

No bathrooms have a compost bin for paper towels and the study room doesn’t have a bin for recycling!

No ENERGY STAR appliances

None-efficient Lighting with no reminders to turn off lights!

Doesn’t volunteer for environmental cuases or host a clothing swap!


Current Project(s): Improving the Waste Practices in Chapter, including getting recycling/composting bins in main areas with visible signage. We’re acting as a case study for Seattle Public Utilities on improving the waste practices in the UW Greek Community.

Green Greek Representative: Amber  Longrie

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: 

Other involved members:

Past Projects:

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Encourage buying ENERGY STAR appliances and switching to efficient lighting.

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Amber Longrie

screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-3-29-48-pmI am majoring in Civil & Environmental Engineering. One of the goals I have working with Waste Right is to improve the quality of disposal and awareness among our community. I want to instill a consciousness and passion for environmental awareness and correct waste management, emphasizing the need to abide by legal laws set by our city while also influencing all others we interact with. I strive to achieve environmental sustainability throughout all aspects of my life and learn with others in correlation with the natural environment and its processes.

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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AXO continues to make efforts to mindfully dispose of waste. We are beginning to identify ways to improve our habits while at the same time, speaking to our House Board about physical changes we want to see happen in our house, like getting compost bins for the bathrooms. Overall, we are excited to improve our sustainability.

 

Progress:21/96
21%

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While Alpha Chi Omega has stronger areas, like for instance in transportation, we still have significant progress to make, most notably in water reduction and community connections.

 Study Room has a recycling bin

Chapter has networked printer!

Three Energy Star Appliances

Chapter provides reusable mugs, dishes, and utensils!

 Need to create a permanent Sustainability Chair Position in Chapter

Kitchen and bathrooms don’t have compost bins!

Only 25% of recycling/composting bins have clear signage

Heat is not turned down over breaks when no one is around

No energy-efficient lights or reminders to turn off lights


Current Project(s): Currently working on upgrading our shower heads to reduce our water usage, but we’re also excited to continue building sustainability into the culture of AXO through education and awareness!

Green Greek Representative: Cheyenne Jobe

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: November 2016

Other involved members: Green Greek Members Marguerit Henderson, Natalie Maas, Adrianne Stowe, Samantha Lehto, Rachel Seely

Past Projects:

Encourage participation in sustainability-focused organizations or programs (5+ members in the Green Greek Representative Program), January 2016 (Cheyenne Jobe)

Proposed shower head upgrades, Autumn 2016, Cheyenne Jobe

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Cheyenne Jobe

screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-9-31-48-amI’m a freshman interested in double majoring in Comparative History of Ideas and Landscape Architecture. The environment has always been extremely important to me, so it’s an honor to act on that passion and represent my chapter through this incredible program. I’m currently working on upgrading our shower heads to reduce our water usage, but am excited to continue building sustainability into the culture of AXO through education and awareness, as well as by prioritizing sustainability in decision making processes that impact our house physically. “What I stand for is what I stand on.”

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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The women of Nu Chapter are highly involved on campus and within our community. We are extremely dedicated to leadership, sisterhood, and academic excellence. AXiD is proud of the legacy established by our founders, and we continue to offer women opportunities to realize their potential. The experience of being a sister of Alpha Xi Delta has life long values, beginning as collegians and continuing as alumnae after graduation. With service, social, and sisterhood events, we receive the college experience of a lifetime.

Progress: 53/96
54%

While DZ has stronger areas, like for instance in sustainable sourcing, we still have significant progress to make, most notably in Community Connections and water reduction!

Active Green Chair Position

 We have compost containers in all of the large bathrooms and one in the kitchen. Composting in the bathrooms seems to end up in the right bins, but we don’t have recycling in the bathroom. In the kitchen we have posters telling people what goes in which container and people seem to respect that.

One ENERGY STAR Appliance (Kenmore-Elite refrigerator)

LED’s primarily used!

No reminders for shorter showers (although efficient shower-head used: Moen Brand at 1.5 GPM)

No community connections (no clothing swap or volunteering for environmentally-focused organization)

No secure bicycle parking provided for members

Have never done a meatless Monday!


Current Project(s):

Green Greek Representative:

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: November 2016

Other involved members:

Past Projects:

Planned & Organized Greek Clean-Up (Fall 2016, Maggie Heard & Caroline Sullivan)

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


None Currently
Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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Over the years, Chi Omega has provided its members with unique opportunities in leadership, scholarship, and lifelong friendship – striving to provide each Sister with a commitment to personal integrity, excellence in academic and intellectual pursuits, intergenerational participation, community service, leadership opportunities and social enrichment.

 

Progress: 42/96
42%

While Chi Omega has stronger areas, like for instance in transportation, we still have significant progress to make, most notably in Water Reduction & Community Connections.

Active Green Chair and occasional updates on chapter’s sustainability progress in meetings!

Efficient 1.5 GPM Showerheads

Chapter provides reusable dishware and compostable disposable for on-the-go!

New members taught about sustainable transportation (how to use the LINK)!

No ENERGY STAR Appliances

CFL’s rather than LED’s for lights!

Efficient 1.5 GPM Showerheads

Chapter doesn’t volunteers for environmental causes at least once per year! 

Chapter has the “waste tools” but the best waste practices culture needs work! Only 25% of bins have signage.


Current Project(s): Improving the Waste Practices in Chapter, including getting recycling/composting bins in main areas with visible signage.

Green Greek Representative: Katie Gibian

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: November 2016

Other involved members: Green Greek Member Olivia Kaplan

Past Projects:

 Worked to improve waste practices (Fall 2016, Katie Gibian)

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Katie Gibian
I am a Environmental Science-Wildlife Conservation major who is passionate about conservation, wildlife, and protecting Earth’s ecosystems. I aim to spread sustainability awareness throughout our community through environmental actions such as putting signs up for eco-friendly reminders and installing compost bins in bathrooms. I am currently a volunteer at the Woodland Park Zoo and previously volunteered in Peru for biological conservation organization.

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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It shall also be the Purpose of Delta Delta Delta to promote and develop mutually beneficial relationships between the Fraternity and the colleges and universities where the Fraternity has established chapters, to develop qualities of unselfish leadership among its members, and to encourage them to assume, with integrity and devotion to moral and democratic principles, the highest responsibilities of college women.

Progress: 52/96
53%

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While Tri-Delts has reached 100% in the sustainable transportation category, we need to work on our Community Connections and water reduction!

 Provide secure bicycle parking for chapter members, as well as encouraging walking, biking, and carpooling

 Reached 100% in Transportation Category

 We have occasional updates on sustainability progress in meetings or on social media sites

 People in the chapter are mindful of correct disposal whether it be recycling, compost or trash.

ENERGY STAR Appliances: Refrigerators, Washers & Dryers

 

Didn’t participate in Greek Clean-Up

Chapter doesn’t have networked printer

Lighting is CFL’s (use a little more power than LED’s but less than conventional lighting, but contains mercury and still emits a significant amount of GHG).

 Traditional (2.5 + GPM) Shower heads

No Community Connections!


Current Project(s): Establishing a Sustainability Chair in Chapter!

Green Greek Representative: Ivy Terry

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: November 2016

Other involved members: NA

Past Projects:

Created Sustainability Committee within Chapter (Fall 2016, Ivy Terry)

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Ivy Terry

screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-3-31-38-pmI am a junior at the University of Washington in the Environmental Science Program with a focus in Wildlife Conservation and Statistics. I am so excited to be part of the Green Greek Program to help initiate conversations in the greek system and help our community become more aware of our impact to the environment.

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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As members of Delta Zeta at the University of Washington, we share a common purpose: to make life fuller, more meaningful, and more rewarding. Delta Zeta has been on campus for over 100 years, and each year continues to bring more amazing women into our sisterhood.

Progress: 36/96
36%

While Delta Zeta has stronger areas, like for instance in transportation and Waste practices, we still have significant progress to make, most notably in community connections and awareness.

 In our house we recycle all paper towels used in restrooms. We have compost, recycle and waste bins in both kitchens. Each bin has a poster over it reminding people can and cannot go in the specific bin.

Reusable dishes and utensils used (or compostable products used instead)

Secure biking provided and sustainable transportation encouraged.

Meat-free options at every meal!

No Active Green Chair Position

Study Room doesn’t have a bin for recycling

No ENERGY STAR appliances

Don’t use energy-efficient lights

Traditional (2.5 GPM) showerheads


Current Project(s): Improving Awareness about Sustainability in the Greek Community!

Green Greek Representative: Ashton Robertson

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: November 2016

Other involved members: NA

Past Projects:

Spread Awareness in Broader Greek Community via Power the Movement Project Group (Fall 2016, Ashton Robertson)

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Ashton Robertson

screen-shot-2017-01-06-at-7-44-50-pmI am majoring in Environmental Studies. My overall goals mainly include bringing awareness to global issues that we, as humans, have caused. I am really passionate about the Environment because it is literally our only home. It is ridiculous to think that we trash the only place we have to live at this point. It is really easy to make simple changes towards sustainability I just think that the education around environmental sustainability is so scarce that people either just avoid it or refuse to believe in its benefits.

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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The Gamma Phi Beta Sorority was established in 1874 with the intention to inspire the highest type of womanhood.  Today, we continue this mission, and aim to build confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world around us. We promote lifelong commitment, intellectual and personal growth and service to humanity; perpetuate our heritage as we commit to the growth of our sorority; foster enduring friendships; advocate ethical behavior, respect, authenticity, accountability, and integrity, and aspire to excellence in all that we do.

Progress: 50/96
50%

While Gamma Phi Beta has stronger areas, like for instance in transportation, we still have significant progress to make, most notably in water reduction and food.

Hosts a quarterly/annual clothing swap

 Active Green Chair Position

We have occasional updates on sustainability progress in meetings or on social media site

75% of bins have clear, explanatory signage

Lights are highly-efficient LED’s and some motion-sensor lights are installed

 We have recycling bins spread throughout our house, but most recycling and trash are mixed. We only have one composting bin in our kitchen for our food waste.

No bathrooms have compost bins for paper towels!

No members participated in the Greek Clean-Up

No ENERGY STAR Appliances

Inefficient traditional 2.5 GPM showerheads


Current Project(s): Contributing to planning, organization, and fundraising for the Greek-wide Energy Challenge

Green Greek Representative: Maggie Hunger

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: November 2016

Other involved members: NA

Past Projects:

Worked on Community-Wide Energy Challenge (Fall 2016, Maggie Hunger)

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Maggie Hunger

I have always had a love for the outdoors, and conserving and protecting our environment is a huge passion of mine. Coming into the greek community and realizing how much work needed to be done led me to be involved with eco reps last year, and then becoming a green greek rep this year. I am studying communication and environmental studies, and cannot wait to keep working towards educating people and working on sustainability projects within our community.

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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Situated on the edge of the University of Washington’s bustling campus, the big brick house is committing to making an impact through sustainability-based projects. Each member has a passion about the environment on a sliding spectrum and through signage, educational meetings, and environmental mindfulness we work to see changes each quarter.

 

Progress 23/96
24%

Current Project(s): Creating a Sustainability Committee in the Chapter, Waste Sorting Education

Green Greek Representative: Emma Arnolds

Latest Sustainability Survey (November 2016): NA

Other involved members: EcoReps Coordinator Mac Robinson

Past Projects:

Water Use Reduction Awareness Campaign

 Outfitted main areas with recycling, composting, and trash bins & VERY visible signage, September 2015 (Mac Robinson)

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Emma Arnolds
emma-arnoldsExcited to work towards creating a Sustainability Committee in the Chapter and improving our Waste Sorting Education efforts! I am a freshman planning on majoring in environmental studies. After, I plan on attending law school and studying environmental law.

 

 

 

 

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Founded in 1852, Phi Mu is a women’s organization which provides personal and academic development, service to others, commitment to excellence and lifelong friendship through a shared tradition. Phi Mu promotes vibrant living, encouraging members to achieve their personal best.

 

Progress: 53/96
54%

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While Phi Mu is relatively strong in most areas, we need to work on our reducing our water usage and increasing our awareness!

5 to 10 recycling bins and a few composting bins (one in kitchen and study room)

100% of bins have clear, explantory signage

Three ENERGY STAR appliances (refrigerators and freezer)

Use mostly LED lighting

Volunteers for Environmental Causes at least once a year

 

 Most people are mindful of correct disposal at the dining room but it is a problem when it comes to recycling in their own rooms. I would really like it if our chapter became more aware about recycling and composting practices!

Only two members of Phi Mu participated in the Greek Clean-Up in Fall 2016

Traditional Showerheads (2.5 GPM, inefficient flow rate)


Current Project(s): Establishing Sustainability Chair in Chapter!

Green Greek Representative: Jessie Andino

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: November 2016 

Other involved members: NA

Past Projects:

Installing a Sustainability Chair (Fall 2016, Jessie Andino)

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Jessie Andino
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I am a junior majoring in Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology. Some goals I have for this program in raise awareness about sustainability and the environment throughout the Greek system and UW. Also, I am excited to work with others who care about reducing factors that can harm people’s lives and the environment. Some goals I have for my chapter is investing in improving our recycling system and changing all lights to LED lights!

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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The mission of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women is to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service. The vision of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women is to be recognized as a premier organization for women by providing lifelong enrichment to its members and contributing to the betterment of society.

Progress: 34/96
35%

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While Pi Beta Phi encourages sustainable transportation, we need to work on connecting with the community in regards to sustainability and improving energy efficiency!

 Active Green Chair Position

10+ recycling bins, 75% of bins have clear signage

One ENERGY STAR Appliance (Washing Machine)

Efficient Shower heads (1.5 GPM or below)

 

 Sustainability Issues/progress/updates are not brought up at meetings!

No participation in Greek Clean-Up

Chapter doesn’t have networked printer

Non-energy-efficient lighting

No Community Connections


Current Project(s): Creating Community Engagement via “Power the Movement” Project Group

Green Greek Representative: Emily Anderson

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: November 2016 

Other involved members: NA

Past Projects:

 Creating Community Engagement via “Power the Movement” Project Group (Fall 2016, Emily Anderson)

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Emily Anderson

screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-3-29-09-pmI am a sophomore with the goal of majoring in Communications and minoring in Spanish. I have been passionate about the environment and sustainability for as long as I can remember. I hope that through the Green Greek program we will be able to communicate to students in the Greek community why it is important to promote sustainability on campus and in our homes.

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fraternities
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Alpha Tau Omega Since 1865, Alpha Tau Omega has been providing men of true character a complete and rewarding college experience. Here at the University of Washington we pride ourselves on continuing this tradition through social, academic, and personal growth. Our social calendar will allow you to meet new people through fun and rewarding experiences. Our emphasis on scholastic excellence will help ensure your collegiate success. The strength of our brotherhood creates a close fraternal community that builds lifelong friendships and memories. We are committed to recruiting and developing the leaders of tomorrow who will succeed at college and beyond.

Progress: 41/96
41%

While ATO has stronger areas, like for instance in Transportation, we still have significant progress to make, most notably in Waste Reduction, Awareness, and Food.

Active Green Chair position in house with information posted about upcoming sustainability-related events!

14 members participated in the Greek Clean-Up & Chapter volunteers for environmental causes!

Motion-sensor lights in some main areas (third floor bathrooms)

Chapter provides reusable coffee mugs, dishes, and utensils, as well as disposable recyclable products.

 We have labeled recycling bins placed around the house and a regularly used compost bin in the kitchen. People in the chapter are aware of recycling and composting, but too often people get lazy and throw recyclables/compostables in the trash.

No ENERGY STAR appliances!

Primarily use CFL’s rather than LED’s.

Traditional 2.5+ GPM Showerheads & no reminders for shorter showers!


Current Project(s): Improving the lights to reduce environmental impact and transition to LED’s.

Green Greek Representative: Franklin Faust

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: https://green-certification.uw.edu/results/57e301815a2ae6631d0374e2/581965725a2ae6631d0375f7

Other involved members: NA

Past Projects:

 Led “Environmentally Lit” Project Group, worked to transition house to LED’s (Fall 2016, Franklin Faust)

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Franklin Faust
My goals for this program are to set up my chapter’s utilities in a transparent manner through a program like wegowise in order to make the financial argument for more green and cost-efficient changes in my chapter. Through gaining skills in professionalism and presentation through guest speakers in this program I hope to be a persuasive voice for environmentally friendly practices for and in my chapter. My intended major is neurobiology, and I am interested in sustainability because I want future generations to have the same, rich planet that I was born into, not a planet tarnished by climate change and anti-environmental human practices.

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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Our purpose is to provide the opportunity for a Jewish man to be able to join a Jewish organization whose purpose is not specifically religious, but rather social and cultural in nature. Alpha Epsilon Pi is a Jewish fraternity, though non-discriminatory and open to rushing all who are willing to espouse to our purpose and values.

Progress: 46/96
47%

While Alpha Epsilon Pi has stronger areas, like for instance in transportation and awarness, we still have significant progress to make, most notably in waste reduction.

Active Green Chair and occasional updates on chapter’s sustainability progress in meetings!

Chapter has a number of recycling and composting bins (including a compost bin in the kitchen and a recycling bin in the study room), 75% of which have explanatory signage.

Chapter provides reusable dishware and compostable disposable for on-the-go!

Chapter volunteers for environmental causes at least once per year!

No ENERGY STAR Appliances

CFL’s rather than LED’s for lights!

Traditional 2.5+ GPM Showerheads

New members not taught about sustainable transportation (how to use the LINK)!


Current Project(s): Improve the lighting in my house by getting LED lights and reduce unneeded waste.

Green Greek Representative: Michael Puig-Holzman

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: Fall 2016

Other involved members: NA

Past Projects:

Worked on Lighting project to transition chapter to LED’s (Fall 2016, Michael Puig-Holzman)

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Michael Puig-Holzman
Hey, I’m Michael and I am the Green Chair of Alpha Epsilon Pi. Though I am Physics/Astronomy major, I am very interested in making my house more environmentally friendly. I hope to improve the lighting in my house by getting LED lights and reduce unneeded waste.

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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Daniel Merz

Delta Chi strives to promote friendship, develop character, advance justice, and assist in the acquisition of a sound education. Delta Chi believes that service is an integral part of the fraternity experience and helps develop men of high character. It is our hope that Delta Chi chapters and colonies will focus their collective energy toward benefiting their fellow man by improving the community or by providing for the less fortunate.

Progress: 32/96
31%

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While Delta Chi has stronger areas, like for instance in transportation, we still have significant progress to make, most notably in water reduction and community connections.

Heat is kept in a lower range, usually from 63 to 67 degrees

Study Room has a recycling bin

We have multiple ENERGY STAR Appliances (Washer & Dryer)

Motion-sensor lights in a few main areas.

We have very few accessible recyling or composting bins in our chapter (no compost bin in kitchen, no compost bins for paper towels in bathrooms)

No recycling/composting/trash signage to educate members

We don’t have efficient lighting or reminders to turn off lights.

No reminders for shorter showers and our 12 shower heads have traditional 2.5 GPM flows.

No community connections!


Current Project(s): Improving the Waste Practices in Chapter, including getting recycling/composting bins in main areas with visible signage. We’re acting as a case study for Seattle Public Utilities on improving the waste practices in the UW Greek Community.

Green Greek Representative: Daniel Merz

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: 581fc59b5a2ae6631d0375fa-report

Other involved members: Green Greek Member Max VanArnam

Past Projects:

Installed Sustainability Chair, 2016 (Daniel Merz)

 Provide secure bicycle parking for chapter members, as well as encouraging walking, biking, and carpooling

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Daniel Merz
screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-3-45-34-pmI am a business major. My goal is to create a universal awareness in the Greek System because what the norm is isn’t necessarily what is right. I want to change our daily practices. I’m passionate about sustainability because I have been exposed to a lot of educational opportunities that have made me realize that sustainability matters. Now, I have a passion that is not going to die.

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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Sigma Nu is on a mission to develop ethical leaders inspired by the principles of Love, Honor and Truth; to foster the personal growth of each man’s mind, heart and character; and to perpetuate lifelong friendships and commitment to the Fraternity. Sigma Nu transforms society through the commitment of its members to the Fraternity’s founding principles, leadership and ethical living.

Progress: 26/96
27%

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Sigma Nu encourages sustainable transportation but needs to work on water reduction and reaching out to the community in regards to sustainability!

Active Green Chair Position!

All recycling bins have clear signage!

Two ENERGY STAR appliances (refrigerators)

Chapter has reusable cups/mugs and dishes/utensils! 

 

Few recycling/composting bins available! No compost bin in ktichen and no recycling bin in study.

Only one participant in the Greek Clean-Up!

Use CFL’s rather than LED’s (less efficient lighting)

No reminders for shorter showers or to turn off lights

No community connections

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Current Project(s): Establishing a sustainability chair in Chapter, improving the chapter’s lighting!

Green Greek Representative: Xavaar Quaranto

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: November 2016

Other involved members: Green Greek Member Keenan Albrecht, Green Greek Project Leader Alex Urasaki

Past Projects:

 Got Sustainability Chair on the ballot for the 2016 – 2017 year (November 2016, Xavaar Quaranto)

Organized Green Greek Competition 2017 (Winter – Spring 2017, Alex Urasaki)

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Xavaar Quaranto

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-3-46-57-pmI became a Green Greek representative in order to establish the position of Sustainability chair within my chapter and instill a sense of environmental awareness. I believe sustainability is one of the foremost issues of our generation and I hope to bring this belief to the rest of my community. I am planning to major in Community Environmental Planning, and sustainability is a large part of my studies. I pursued the Green Greek Program because of my passion for the environment and making it last for future generations.

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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Mikey Callan

In 1991, SigEp sent a shortwave through the fraternity world by passing Resolution 37. The resolution, passed by SigEp’s undergraduates and fraternity officials, called for a member development program that would “transform the pledging process…to emphasize achievement in the chapter, campus, and community.” Focused on continual, holistic member development that promotes balanced living and combats destructive behavior, the Balanced Man Program is more than just a program – it’s the center of the SigEp experience.

Progress: 18/96
19%

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While Sig Eps has stronger areas, like for instance in transportation, we still have significant progress to make, most notably in Water Reduction and Waste Practices.

Active Green Chair Position in Chapter

Kitchen has large, labeled compost bin!

Secure biking provided for chapter members

No Information is posted about upcoming sustainability events and sustainability is not talked about in chapter meetings!

Horrible waste practices: only one recycling bin, one compost bin, and no money to buy more!

No signage on bins!

No ENERGY STAR appliances and use non-efficient lights.

Inefficient shower heads


Current Project(s): Improving the Lighting practices in our Chapter!

Green Greek Representative: Mikey Callan

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: November 2016

Other involved members: NA

Past Projects:

Updated Lighting (bought new party room light) to LED’s (December 2016, Mikey Callan)

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Mikey Callan

screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-3-27-38-pmI am representing SigEp, which is one of the oldest and most run down structures in the greek system. That aside, we can at least be awesome and make sustainability efforts!

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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The Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation is a separate charitable and educational tax-exempt organization, separate and independent from the Fraternity, whose sole purpose is to serve as an educational resource for the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Dollars raised go toward educational programming and initiatives, such as the Stead Leadership Seminar and Lambda Chi Alpha’s TRUE Brother Initiative, to help build and invest in Lambda Chi Alpha’s future leaders.

Progress: 24/96
25%

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While Delta Chi has stronger areas, like for instance in transportation, we still have significant progress to make, most notably in water reduction and community connections.

Heat is kept in a lower range, usually from 63 to 67 degrees

Study Room has a recycling bin

We have multiple ENERGY STAR Appliances (Washer & Dryer)

Motion-sensor lights in a few main areas.

We have very few accessible recyling or composting bins in our chapter (no compost bin in kitchen, no compost bins for paper towels in bathrooms)

No recycling/composting/trash signage to educate members

We don’t have efficient lighting or reminders to turn off lights.

No reminders for shorter showers and our 12 shower heads have traditional 2.5 GPM flows.

No community connections!


Current Project(s): Improving the Waste Practices in Chapter, including getting recycling/composting bins in main areas with visible signage. We’re acting as a case study for Seattle Public Utilities on improving the waste practices in the UW Greek Community.

Green Greek Representative: Daniel Merz

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: https://green-certification.uw.edu/results/57e301815a2ae6631d0374e2/581941ad5a2ae6631d0375f2

Other involved members: NA

Past Projects:

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Jonathan Gort

screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-3-28-45-pmA math lover and a sustainability advocate, Jonathan is a Representative to make the house, as well as the Community as a whole, better!

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

 

 

 

 

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Gavin Forster

Pi Kappa Phi strives to promote friendship, develop character, advance justice, and assist in the acquisition of a sound education. We believe that service is an integral part of the fraternity experience and helps develop men of high character. It is our hope that ourchapters and colonies will focus their collective energy toward benefiting their fellow man by improving the community or by providing for the less fortunate.

Progress: 40/96
41%

While Pi Kappa Phi has stronger areas, like for instance in Sustainable Sourcing, we still have significant progress to make, most notably in Waste Reduction and Community Connections.

 

Seven members attended the Fall Greek Clean-Up

Active Green Chair Position within chapter and Sustainability update progress at Chapter Meetings

Kitchen has composting, study room has recycling!

Chapter participated in the Greek Street Clean-Up!

LED’s used for lighting

Eco-Friendly showerheads (1.5 or below GPM)

 

Waste Disposal Behavioral Problems (people throw things away in the incorrect bin)

Chapter doesn’t have reminders to turn off lights or take shorter showers

Chapter doesn’t volunteer for environmental causes 

Increase signage for recycling/compost bins

Encourage walking, biking, or carpooling.


Current Project(s): We’re working on revamping our lighting/heating. We use a very old boiler system that hardly works. Many light in the house do not even have a light switch to turn them off, so you have to shut them off by using the breaker. These two things I would love to see fixed. At least getting some actual correct electrical wiring to light switches.

Green Greek Representative: Gavin Forrester

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: November 2016

Other involved members: NA

Past Projects:

Installed Sustainability Chair, 2016 (Gavin Forrester)

 Organized/Promoted Fall Clean-Up, November 2016 (Ian McNabb)

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Gavin Forrester
I’m majoring in ESRM and have a passion for sustainability!

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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HERE AT THE ALPHA RHO CHAPTER OF THETA CHI, WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN BEING BETTER FRATERNITY MEN AND BROTHERS THROUGH ABIDING BY OUR CORE COVENANTS OF LEADERSHIP, INTEGRITY, SERVICE, AND PRESENCE. WE DEVELOP VALUABLE BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP AND BUILD USEFUL NETWORKS THAT GUIDE US THROUGH COLLEGE AND BEYOND.

Progress: 50/96
51%

While Theta Chi has stronger areas, like for instance in transportation and sustainable sourcing, we still have significant progress to make, most notably in Awareness and energy reduction. 

 We have and follow a very good waste management program. In our dining room, kitchen and library we have adequate disposal means for trash, recyclable materials and compostable materials.

Motion-sensors in dining room and all LED lighting!

Efficient Showerheads (1.5 GPM flow)

Chapter has reusable and compostable products for eating

Hosts clothing swap and has secure bike parking!

NO active Green Chair position.

Only 50% of bins have clear explanatory signage

No members participated in the Greek Clean-Up

No ENERGY STAR appliances and no reminders to turn off lights


Current Project(s): Improving the Lighting and Water sustainability in Chapter!

Green Greek Representative: Project Leader Ben Weymiller

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: November 2016

Other involved members: NA

Past Projects:

Implemented Sustainable Water Solutions (Fall 2016, Ben Weymiller)

 Changed lighting (2015, Ben Weymiller)

Future Projects:

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Ben Weymiller
I am a Business Administration CISB student and Chinese dual major, with focuses in Operations and Supply Chain Management and Environmental Studies. I have always been passionate about the Environment and with to pursue a career in renewable energy. My goal with our program is to take our potential to be more efficient as a house and capitalize on the great resources available to us through the Green Greek program. Right now Theta Chi is focused on water usage and hope to implement new technology and program this quarter!

Sustainability Action Plan: NA

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Our motto, “The Great Joy of Serving Others,” is exemplified by Phi Kappa Psi’s commitment to community service. Phi Kappa Psi was founded upon this ideal, and it is our belief that service to one’s community helps develop us as men of integrity and is the greatest compliment to our education. There is no more powerful way to affect the world than a member’s care for his community and fellow man. Therefore, service and Phi Kappa Psi go hand in hand.

Progress: 40/96
41%

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While Phi Psi is doing awesome on our waste reduction goals, we need to work on improving sustainable food options and reaching out to the community!

 People are mindful of correct disposal; a large majority of recyclables and compostables end up in their respective bins. The chapter has a good understanding that composting and recycling are important!

Over 10+ recycling bins and 5 – 10 composting bins

100% of bins have recycling/composting/trash signage to educate members

Efficient showerheads (1.5 GPM or less)

 We don’t have an active Green Chair Position or address sustainability at chapter meetings

Only one member participated in the Fall 2016 Greek Clean-Up

We don’t have efficient lighting (we use CFL’s) or reminders to turn off lights.

 No ENERGY STAR appliances

No community connections!


Current Project(s): Working on Solar & Renewable Energy Projects in the Greek Community!

Green Greek Representative: Peter James Siberell

Latest Sustainability Survey Info: https://green-certification.uw.edu/results/57e301815a2ae6631d0374e2/58219e545a2ae6631d0375fc

Other involved members: NA

Past Projects:

Solar Energy Research Analysis for Greek Community (Fall 2016, PJ Siberell)

 

Future Projects:

Sustainable Shower Solutions: Reduce Shower Flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.5 GPM

Create a Report on “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” to encourage stakeholders to implement sustainable solutions and to provide an example to other chapter’s of what they could be saving

Increase Sustainable Sourcing: Buy compostable or re-usable kitchen items (utensils, etc.)

Additional Chapter Education on Best Waste Practices, Reducing Energy, etc.

 Design an Energy Challenge for the Chapter to reduce overall energy usage


Peter James Siberell
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I am a junior at the University of Washington from Southern California, and I am planning on majoring in Environmental Engineering. I am both the Kitchen Chairman and Intramural Sports Chairman of Phi Kappa Psi. I am passionate about sustainability because I would love to leave the planet in a better place than I found it, so I am excited to be a Green Greek rep because I would love to make an environmental impact in our Greek system here at UW. Before I graduate, my ultimate goal is to make Phi Kappa Psi the most environmentally friendly Greek house at UW.

Sustainability Action Plan: NA