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Climate Action Pledges

green_star.jpgThese people have G.R.I.T!

Thank you for pledging to take action

   
 
Name
Department
Pledge
Brenda Benson
Dean of Counseling
to wash clothes in cold water and to teach and model principles of sustainability to my 13 year old son
 
Alexandra Tower
Life Science
install a solar water heater in my home
Christine Schultz
Philosophy and Social Science
I pledge to eat neither meat nor chicken for the rest of the year (maybe life; we'll see how this goes) and to use cloth bags rather than plastic
Lisa Burns
Center for Environmental and Urban Studies
grow most of my own veggies and herbs, eat meat no more than 2 times a week
 
Janet Harclerode
English;
Senate President
bike or walk only, no driving, within 5 miles of my house (rain, shine, or wind); wash clothes only on sunny days (to avoid using the dryer) and only 1 load per week.
 
Bill Selby
Earth Science
make smarter energy and resource use decisions that save money and lead to a healthier, more efficient, and happier life in the long run.
 
Greg Daubenspeck
English
My wife and I have made a conscious effort (for many years now) to try to reduce our carbon footprints. We pledge to continue to 1) use public transportation and walking as our primary means of transportation, to 2) bring and use reusable bags instead of plastic bags, to 3) not buy bottled water, to 4) not use air-conditioning, unless it is absolutely necessary, to 5) unplug electronic devices that are not in use, to 6) do errands in one trip, to 7) recycle, and to 8) use cold water to wash clothes (#8 will be a new change for us to add to our existing list).
 
Deayna Hearn
Student Life
continue to only use reusable shopping bags; unplug my various appliances when not in use; and take shorter showers
Garen Baghdasarian
Life Science
I will eat less meat, buy more local organic food, walk to work more often, cancel my junk mail, and vote this November with environmental issues in mind
Parker Jean
Associated Student; President
will not purchase plastic water bottles, will reduce consumption of red meat and will shop at local farmers markets
Eric Oifer
Political Science
will not purchase an SMC parking permit
Amber Katherine
Philosophy
meatless Mondays and continue riding bike to work
Susan Aminoff
Trustee
will do more to energy proof home
Judy Neveau
President’s Office
use reusable shopping bags, group errands and walk to do errands whenever possible
Mary Fonseca
English
will eat less meat and bike more often
Aned Muniz
Modern Languages
will grow spices and alter bed time to reduce electricity use
Sharyn Obsatz
Communications
will purchase and use glass water bottle and promote the benefits of electric vehicle
 
Nahalia Samuels
Disable Students Center
will switch water heater to vacation mode and energy-proof home
Marissa Tiamfook
Kinesiology
take a bike or bus to smc twice per week, unplug appliances when not in use, reduce use of A/C
 
Carole McCaskill
Health Sciences
use cold water to wash clothes, use reusable shopping bags and unplug appliances when not in use
Ming Leta
Art
will use sustainable transportation