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CMN SEEDS at College of Menominee Nation

 

Chapter Information

  • Academic Year: 2012-2013
  • Chapter Website (if applicable):
  • Chapter email(if applicable):

 

Advisor Information

  • William Van Lopik, faculty member
  • Email: wvanlopik@menominee.edu

 

Chapter Activities

 

A descriptive summary of each of the major Chapter activities (seminars/workshops, field trips, fundraisers, outreach/community service, etc.) during the past academic year. The activity, the timeframe, and the persons involved (Chapter members, campus, school students, community, etc.). People who were included and served, and how many.

There have been two major initiatives that the CMN SEEDS group has participated in during this past academic year.
1. The CMN SEEDS group helped purchase 8 vending mizer regulators. These energy regulators were installed on eight refrigerated soda machines around campus. They help power down the vending machines during evening and weekend hours through the use of motion detectors. The CMN SEEDS group raised $1400 to purchase these vending mizers. We have estimated that $1100 in energy savings will be realized each year that the vending mizers remain functional on the vending machines.
2. The second major initiative of the group this past year was a community-wide Earth Day event. We invited author Dr. Al Gedicks to come to our campus to speak on the threats of open-pit mining in Wisconsin. He is the author of “Resource Rebels” and is well known for his work in indigenous communities. There were over 100 community members, faculty and students who came to listen to the presentation.

What best describes the activities of your chapter this past academic year?

Environmental Stewardship, Professional Conferences and/or Meetings

A summary of the Chapter’s ideas or plans for the next academic year.

Plans for next academic year include planting a campus vegetable garden that incorporates the principles of permaculture into its management. We have been assigned land for the garden and are in the process of gathering heirloom seeds which we will plant in the garden. We also will be incorporating a small greenhouse in our plans which has stood underutilized on the campus for the past 2 years.