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Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 14 at 11am in FLITE 214.

New members are always welcome!

Stop by our 5-Star office at UCB 121.1.

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Description

An organization dedicated to excellence in sustainability. We strive to improve our campus and the environment through the act of providing sustainability based education, information, activities, and events. One of our major goals is to make recycling more easily accessible to all students and faculty. The cornerstone of the group is the 3 Rs mentality, which is reduce, reuse, and recycle, as well as its relation to the economy, culture, and human progression. A perfect group for those interested in recycling on campus, alternative energy, resource management, environmental issues, sustainable business practice, or just looking for volunteer hours. BSA hosts multiple events per semester, ending each year with a host of Earth Week festivities. BSA encourages all members to get involved and provides many opportunities for volunteering and leadership. Everyone is always welcome at any of our meetings and no dress code is required.

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Social / Service

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Meeting Day
  • Tuesday
Meeting Time

11:00 AM

Meeting Location

FLITE 214 (unless otherwise noted)

Meeting Details

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Meeting dates for Fall 2017 are as follows:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 – FLITE 214
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – FLITE 214
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – FLITE 214
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – FLITE 214
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – FLITE 214
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – FLITE 214
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – FLITE 214
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – FLITE 214
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – FLITE 214
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – FLITE 214
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – FLITE 214
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – FLITE 214
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – FLITE 214
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – FLITE 214

At meetings we will review current group progress, form committees to help planning for events, sign up for volunteer positions at upcoming events, explore collaborations with other groups, and discuss future plans. Meetings generally last about 45 minutes to an hour.

If anyone with disabilities needs special accommodation please contact jandura@ferris.edu at least 72 hours in advance.

Statement

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Our organization is committed to working on campus and in the community to improve the social, economical, and environmental well being of our community through the development of and education in sustainable practices.

Selection Process

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Anyone is welcome and encouraged to join!

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Why should people join? What makes your group special? What will students gain by being a member?

We are advocates of a more sustainable future, aimed at ensuring a safer, healthier, and more equal world for future generations. We are currently working on implementing recycling campus-wide. We have also started a new program that has helped us take members to large music festivals such as Electric Forest to work on green teams and we hope to expand on this project further this year.

Philanthropy

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We provide an ample amount of opportunities in volunteer and service work, benefiting various local organizations in the Big Rapids and West Michigan areas. Additionally, fundraising efforts are conducted every year to benefit non-profits geared at causes related to sustainability, including the Pollinator Partnership. We are always seeking new opportunities to increase the the positive impact we can have as stewards of the planet.

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RSO Status

Good Standing

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Finance Division Status

Finance eligible