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On April 3, 2016, the Swarthmore Student Government (SGO) held a joint Senate and Executive Board Meeting in SCI 105 at 7:10 P.M. At the meeting, each committee chair gave updates on their committee’s project progress.
SGO Week Schedule and Activities Finalized
On April 11, SGO will organize a petting zoo, as well as a campus wide conversations on advising.
On April 12, the Academic Affairs committee will lead a conversation on internships.
On April 13, SGO will host an SGO elections interest meeting for the entire campus and the Intercultural Center.
On April 14, SGO will host fruit day/night.
On April 15, SGO week will conclude with a community gathering, and a movie night.
Sustainability Summit and Water Refill Stations
Chair of Environmental Impact Bennett Parrish ’18 is leading the planning for the Swarthmore Sustainability Summit (previously titled Sustainability Charrette in 2015).
“The goal of the Swarthmore Sustainability Summit is to gather the Swarthmore sustainability community to share information, learn about what’s going on across the campus, be inspired, build connections, and check-in on progress since the Sustainability Charrette last year,” Parrish wrote in an email.
In the spirit of the sustainability topic, the Summit will provide locally-sourced lunch to registered attendees.
In addition to the Summit, the Environmental Impact Committee is working with Stuart Hain, Vice President for Facilities and Capital Projects, to install water bottle refill stations around campus. Water bottle refill stations can already be found in Parrish, the Matchbox, and the Danawell connector.
“The goal is to promote the usage of reusable water bottles and discourage the purchase of disposable plastic bottles on campus,” Parrish wrote.
This is a new sustainability initiative and timelines have yet to be established.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 P.M.
The minutes from the meeting can be found here: http://sgo.swarthmore.edu/minutes/