Scripps Environmental Club
Scripps Environmental Club is dedicated to sustainability and earth-friendly practices. Our primary goals are to spread knowledge and awareness by creating a safe space where students from diverse backgrounds can learn about and initiate environmental change. We aim to make Scripps campus more environmentally conscious by organizing accessible and intersectional programs. Beyond education we seek to establish initiatives that make sustainability tangible and visible part of our campus culture.
Any Scripps student who has an interest in being involved with making our campus a more environmentally conscious and considerate place is welcome to join as a member. Active members are defined as students who attend our weekly meetings on a regular basis. These members can participate in program organizing and elections.
Regular meetings will be held weekly during the school year to discuss weekly and long term goals as well as organize actions and events to engage the Scripps community. We aim to create an inclusive and safe space for exploration and action geared toward environmentally aware perspectives and change. The meeting time will be set at the beginning of each semester based on the majority of the member's availability. Additional meetings or subcommittee meetings may meet in preparation for actions and events as needed. The weekly meeting time will be updated on our Facebook Page and an email sent out to all members each semester. If a meeting time should change, an email will be sent to all members. Additional meetings and meeting time changes will be decided by the leadership on a majority vote.
We would like to organize educational events where students can engage with sustainability in a personal way. These events would provide more information on how students can change their daily habits to be more environmentally friendly and conscious. We would also like to host movie screenings and discussions to educate students on current environmental issues. These events would target different aspects of environmentalism from its connection to minority communities to larger institutions. Many of these events would be collaborations with other groups in order to explore new narratives and models for cultural education and change. We have found that some environmentally geared past events have been popular with students and we would like to offer these again in the future. For example, DIY beauty products and clothing swap events encourage students to reflect on where and what they consume and the implications of mass vs. local production for not only the environment, but also human and animal rights. We would also like to bring some new events to Scripps. We would also like to continue with our reusable dishes, composting and recycling initiatives as well as implement any other programs to rectify issues that students recognize.