Eastern Michigan University

Gathering Resources to Educate about our Environment and Nature (GREEN)

The Mean, GREEN, Environmental Team!

GREEN's Upcoming events:

Fall 2014 meetings: Tuesdays @ 5pm in the VISION Volunteer Center (Student Center room 346)

For more information contact GREEN
E-mail: vis_green@emich.edu
Phone: 1.734.487.1313
Or drop in: 346 EMU Student Center

Find GREEN on emustudentorgs.com

Meet the GREEN Team
Tasia Heintzelman
Clarissa Crist
Parker Maynard

GREEN’s Mission

Gathering Resources to Educate about our Environment and Nature (GREEN) is a student organization working to provide educational, interactive, and environmentally-beneficial opportunities for Eastern Michigan University and the surrounding community.

GREEN’s Issues

On-Campus

  • Reducing paper waste
  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Promoting recycling programs for the “big 4” (paper, plastic, aluminum and glass)
  • Promoting recycling for E-waste (batteries, light bulbs, computers, etc.) at the annual Hazardous waste drop-off and on campus drop-off sites!
  • Promoting smart stormwater management practices
  • Keeping our rivers, streams and lakes clean with the Huron River Watershed Council
  • Planting trees with Greening of Detroit
  • Promoting environmental education at the Ypsilanti Geritage Festival Green Tent every August!

In the Community

  • Cleaning up local parks (Riverside and Frog Island Parks)
  • Beautifying local parks (Luna Lake Restoration Project)

On a National Level

  • Encouraging and helping members write to their representative(s) on important issues

GREEN's Organization Partnerships

The following are organizations GREEN has worked with, is working with, or will be working with in the near future.

  • The Greening of Detroit

    The Greening of Detroit exists to improve the quality of life in Detroit by guiding and inspiring the reforestation of Detroit's neighborhoods, boulevards, and parks through tree planting projects and educational programs.

  • The Giving Garden

    A local gardening initiative that works to provide fresh food and education to the EMU and Greater Ypsilanti community. Find the Giving Garden on Facebook!

  • Growing Hope

    Helping people improve their lives and communities through gardening. Growing Hope fosters learning, improves nutrition, encourages self-reliance, and promotes positive community futures. Based in Washtenaw County, Michigan.

  • Huron River Watershed Council

    The Huron River watershed council has vowed to protect the Huron river since 1965! They work toward changing attitudes, behaviors, and city governments to include the protection & rehabilitation of our treasured river! We participate in water monitoring events, bug collecting studies, water cleanups & much more!
  • Natural Area Preservation

    NAP works to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic among its citizens. This involves conducting plant and animal inventories, ecological monitoring, and stewardship projects in Ann Arbor parks.

The VISION Volunteer Center is part of Diversity & Community Involvement