The Student Environmental Action Coalition is a group of students dedicated to bringing awareness and events surrounding sustainability to campus.
This group hosts events ranging from a movie night that might include Food Inc. or No Impact Man, to Solarfest, a free music event held in Boulder Field and run entirely on solar energy.
Trash 2 Treasure
Trash 2 Treasure is a subcommittee of SEAC that collects unwanted items from move out in May, to resell them at a huge yard sale in August for move-in weekend.
The approximate 6,000 students that live on campus (half the students that go to UNH) throw away about 25 tons of trash per month. However in May, that number rises dramatically to 105 tons due to move-out waste. in 2010, the University of New Hampshire had 13 extra 30-yard dumpsters delivered to campus just to handle move-out waste. The total cost to pay for the disposal of the extra amount dumped each May is over $5000 dollars!
Trash2Treasure.org has recently been launched in an effort to bring this movement beyond UNH and encourage schools across the country to save literally tons and tons of waste from dorm move-outs.
Hold off on that trip to the box stores for your shower caddy and mini fridge, and when you're here next May, volunteer with them for collections!
Interested?? Join a meeting!
How? Meetings are Thursdays from 7-8pm; check SEAC's facebook page for meeting location announcements (locations vary).
This is a group that is always looking to expand! You will not simply come to meetings and leave, they want everyone to be an interested and active member!