With the expansion of the student garden into fruit production, Siena Mann and David Robinson received a tree planting lesson last Friday. Both members of the class of 2014, Siena and David have been extremely active in Haverford’s environmental movement. Their enthusiasm has been infectious, the past academic year has been one of the most productive in CER history.
Apples, cherries, apricots and pears were planted this past Monday. I’d give you an update on how the planting went, but I think I’m going to let David and Siena blog about that.
While titled “The Planting Lesson,” I’m going to take this opportunity to mention the rest of CER. Steve Griffith, our first official Sustainability Assistant, set the bar extremely high. Whoever follows has their work cut out for them. Thanks, Steve! Caileigh Feldman, along with David Robinson, ran the Recyclemania Competition. Caileigh also installed our first two permanent recycling containers on campus. David also has been promoting the Green Office Program, and along with Gilda Koutsiouroumbas, have signed up our first six green offices. Tamara Agins was great in organizing the green roof tour. Our newest members, Robin Chernow, Claire Perry and Nell Durfee, are still getting their feet wet, but are showing great enthusiasm and dedication. I’m really looking forward to working with them over the next few semesters.
Special thanks to our faculty members. Helen White’s input was invaluable. Thanks Helen! Indradeep Ghosh was great in organizing Peter Brown’s visit. We have students going to Montreal this summer to attend his conference.
Last, but definitely not least, is our treasurer Donna Ruane. Donna has been great with helping us get the Greening Haverford Fund up and running. As our link to the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship she has been instrumental in providing guidance to our committee.
There’s not enough room to list all the projects we worked on over the last year; what’s listed here is only the tip of the iceberg. I wanted to talk about Earthquakers as well, but I think they deserve to get a separate blog. They rocked this year! To get it all, visit the Greening Haverford website.