Learn more: 2017 to 2018 Syllabus.
The Representative position was created to ensure that at least one person was representing every single chapter in the UW Greek Community, thereby truly creating a collaborative network of sustainability-minded individuals. The GGRP founders intended to create a position that had minimal time requirements and could be easily balanced with a heavy academic/work load, but also had the potential to be scaled up dramatically if a representative was passionate about a project.
- Attend Meetings
- Official Chapter Recognition
- Sustainability Project
- Final Project Report & Presentation
- Quarterly Event
Designed to be a collaborative network of sustainability-minded individuals from the Greek community, attendance and getting to know others in the group is THE MOST IMPORTANT PART. If you want to be involved, please commit to making the meetings.
When: Every other Wednesday
(1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7)
Time: 6 to 8 pm
If you know you will have a schedule conflict or can’t make one of the meetings, let us know ahead of time.
After making sure that you’ll be able to attend the meetings, a Green Greek Representative must become officially recognized as such by their chapter. This process can vary within chapters. However, usually a conversation with the Chapter President, in which you discuss the role, responsibilities, and expectations of this position, and then an official announcement at a Chapter meeting is sufficient. Some chapters have formalized “Sustainability Chair positions, in which Lead Representatives must go through a formal voting process.
This is a practicum, a place to learn and apply knowledge. As a representative, you’ll explore the universe of green building, sustainable design, and cleantech solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges in a real-life context, specifically in your own community: UW Greek Housing. Representatives join a project task force group and work to solve a specific sustainability problem within their Chapter house or the Greek Community at large. During the first meeting, a project leader will lead each task force in setting goals for the quarter, establishing a timeline, and determining the first steps. At the end of the quarter, task force groups will compile their team’s work into a final project report and present their team’s accomplishments at the final meeting.
Learn about the current available projects by visiting the Project Gallery.
The final report and presentation aren’t intended to be a ton of work. The report can be compiled of a Title/Overview page and three sections (see below) and the presentation is a verbal overview of the report. For best results, take pictures and keep track of your group’s work along the way.
- What Your Group Did (List Goals & Accomplishments)
- What Were the Challenges/Results (include any measurable data here)
- What Are Your Recommendations/Next Steps? (This section is geared towards implementing sustainable solutions within your own chapter, as well as guiding representatives who want to pick up the project in the future.)
The Events & Outreach Coordinator will be working on a community-wide event (more details to come)! It is expected that you promote the event to your chapter and attend if possible. The quarterly event usually occurs on a weekend morning from 9 am to 12 pm. Food is so
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