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ECO Club at Northwest Mississippi Community College

 

Chapter Information

  • Academic Year: 2012-2013
  • Chapter Website (if applicable):
  • Chapter email(if applicable): bpiercy@northwestms.edu

 

Advisor Information

  • Ben Piercy, Psychology Instructor/Student Advisor
  • Email: bpiercy@northwestms.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.

This first year, our chapter has been going through a rebuilding and rebranding process. We celebrated Earth Day for the very first time on our campus with large banners (attached), promotional materials, recruitment efforts, and refreshments. We continue to have twice-monthly meetings to discuss and coordinate efforts toward growing our membership and campus participation.

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

Chapter Invigoration/Recruitment, Other

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

Throughout the year we plan on:
• Continue to announce our establishment of an ESA/SEEDS Chapter to attract even more students from underrepresented demographics.
• Conduct data/collection and research on bluebird habitats and the maintenance of a bluebird trail in hopes of submitting articles for publication in the ESA family of journals.
• Conducting baked goods sales with eco-themes; Conduct small plant/flowering plant sales; Sell eco-themed t-shirts promoting our chapter and the ESA; Participate in college-wide student organization fairs to raise our visibility and membership;
• Sponsor various recycling drives and campus restoration initiatives
• Apply for grant funding to further our efforts
• Promote the SEEDS focus on the need for underrepresented individuals to participate in a worthy cause
• To research and promote the Career Opportunities in the ecological sciences to our college administration
• Having regular “brown bag” invitational luncheons to discuss the political and practical challenges of our community to address how we live more eco-conscious lives.
• To demonstrate leadership through more pride and enthusiasm in our student organization (ESA/SEEDS Chapter) than any other on campus.
• Continue to strive to represent the ESA with integrity and passion in order to earn the respect that our endorsement by the ESA has given us. All of our current members are associated with our Success Club (geared toward assisting those individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act). Our leadership team would work closely with the Success Club Advisor to promote linear participation in our ESA/SEEDS Chapter to ensure it would thrive with membership and interest.