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Great meeting, check out pics of the Greenhouse planting!

It was nice seeing you all at our first meeting, those who were present and signed up for a Team, you should be hearing from your Team leader fairly soon, if you haven’t already! Our next general body meeting is March 9th at NOON in Commons 328. If you would like to host a table with us on at noon March 2nd just email your Team leader and let he/she know you’re interested – a final email regarding that will be going out in a few weeks!

For those who missed our first meeting this Monday, this semester we have four teams completing different service projects. Read below to find out some introductory information on the teams, and know that you can certainly sign up for more than one team:
Team Air, led by Sheena (afoakwa1@umbc.edu) will be collaborating with Team Water and Eco-Ambassadors for the remainder of February and the first weeks of March due to the winter weather. Then starting in late march, they will be volunteering with Patapsco Heritage Greenway completing tree plantings and stream cleanups.

Team Water, led by Arielle (limari1@umbc.edu) will be adopting a stream on campus and maintaining its quality, as well as visiting the Baltimore Aquarium and participating in conservation events.

Team Earth, led by Jasmine (jasmin4@umbc.edu) will be meeting monthly; as well as working together to maintain our food plot within the UMBC Garden as need be.

Team Fire, led by Humon (humonh1@umbc.edu) will be working together to plan, collaborate and assist in service projects and events.

ETF is always looking for ambitious students who feel that they can take on a leadership position. If you want a more hands-on role in the organization then join Team Fire, email Humon if interested.

First Meeting Tomorrow (02/09)!

We have a lot of fun service projects planned for the Spring. Join us tomorrow at NOON in Commons 328 for brownies, cupcakes and tea as we get pumped for the semester! Meetings are on the second Monday of every month, so don’t miss this first one. We will be sharing information about the organization, as well as how YOU can get involved.

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Join ETF at the RecycleMania 2015 Kick-Off Fair!

Meet with us on Commons Mainstreet from 11:30am-1pm this Thursday (02/05).

What is RecycleMania?

RecycleMania is a competition between universities- to achieve the highest recycling rates and waste rates over 8 weeks. For more information about the competition visit recyclemaniacs.org.

UMBC’s Goals

In 2014 UMBC was ranked in the top 100 of 273 participating universities and we want to continue towards the top of the heap. To accomplish this Sustainability Coordinators on campus are raising awareness, improving signage and labeling, and hosting events and competitions. We are seeking partnerships with all aspects of campus including faculty, staff, clubs, residence halls, frats, and other student orgs will be participating over the course of the competition to promote sustainability on campus.

Click here to read more…

There will be

FOOD!
bike blender, popcorn, cotton candy and more!
FUN!
games, groups, photo booth, and more!
MUSIC!
pep band and drum circle!
GIVEAWAYS!
temporary tattoos, water bottles, t-shirts and more!

LAST ETF MEETING Mon (11/10) NOON in Commons 318!

Hello ETF!

Monday’s meeting will be our last one of this semester until we resume classes next Spring. This meeting will be filled with a lot of activity so come on time! In celebration of the hard work and commitment you’ve shown this Fall, we’ll be having a potluck. We will be initiating the filming of a short-video for Recycle For Real at this meeting. The video will show us supporting the legislation for a 100% refundable deposit on beverage containers, and will be uploaded on YouTube before the end of this year. The plan is to send the video, along with a typed letter to our Governor as well as the rest of the Maryland General Assembly.

Bring your friends and your food, hope to see you there!

Feel free to check out Team Air in action on their  10/25 River Cleanup, 11/1 Tree Planting service trips!

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Help Environment Maryland petition at UMBC on 9/17

Help Environment Maryland collect signatures for EPA’s Clean Power Plan proposal next Wed (09/17) at 1pm. If you’re available and interested, email Sheena at afoakwa1@umbc.edu before NOON this Sunday! Feel free to invite your friends too!

Environment Maryland is a citizen based environmental advocacy group working towards global warming solutions. EPA’s Clean Power Plan proposal wants to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30% by 2030. Until October 16th, Environment Maryland will be working on gathering as many public comments as they can in support of this.

First ETF meeting of the Fall 2014 semester on Mon, Sept 9th at Noon in Commons 331!

Join us for FREE PIZZA as we discuss our objectives for the new academic year. Also, don’t hesitate to speak to one of the officers if you’re interested in applying for a leadership position, or just have any ideas as to what service projects we could complete.

See you there!

First Meeting of the semester tomorrow (Mon) at NOON, Commons 332!!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Looking forward to seeing each of you at our first meeting tomorrow, Monday Feb 3rd at NOON in the Commons, room 332! It will be an exciting and interesting one with free pizza and drinks. Please make sure to come on time and be prepared to learn about our upcoming service projects, leadership opportunities and group discussions for this semester!

If looking for something to do this Spring Break, make sure to checkout this myUMBC post on ASB’s Environmental Trip (which spurred the creation of ETF) at http://my.umbc.edu/groups/serve/news/40811

Thank you!