26 September 2010


Title: Educating for Sustainability: Lecture by Rosina Bierbaum on "The Changing Climate for Development"


Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Calendar: (saved in multiple calendars)
Contact: Regina Drew

Location: Gould Welcome Center, 50 West 4th St., First Floor
Open to public?: Yes
Admission price: Free
Phone: 212-998-2424

Complete Description:
Join us for a lecture by Rosina Bierbaum, Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, on Tuesday, September 28 from 6:00-7:30 PM on the topic of "The Changing Climate for Development".

The event is free and open to the public.

Today's enormous development challenges are complicated by the reality of climate change - the two are inextricably linked and together demand immediate attention. Climate change threatens all countries, but particularly developing ones. Estimates are that developing countries would bear some 75-80% of the costs of anticipated damage caused by the changing climate. Developing countries simply cannot afford to ignore climate change, nor can they focus on adaptation alone. But developed countries must make financing and technologies available. Action to reduce vulnerability and lay the groundwork for a transition to low-carbon growth paths is imperative for both developed and developing countries. This talk will explore how to better help people cope with new or worsened risks. Land and water management must be adapted to better protect a threatened natural environment, while at the same time meeting the need to feed an expanding and more prosperous population. Energy systems must be transformed to meet increasing demand while drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The World Development Report 2010 is an urgent call for action: a climate-smart world is within reach if we act now, act together, and act differently.

The Educating for Sustainability lecture series is cosponsored by the NYU Sustainability Task Force and the Environmental Studies Program.


Warren Meeting 9/26/10

Absent: Xilo, Dahlia, Tomas

-$25 this week

Common room: keep it clean, decorate!


-rinse out things to put in bin, no need to wash items

-don’t let it become a mountain

-make a list of things that are recyclable

Dishes lateness- don’t do them too late at night, close down kitchen on the earlier side

-cook between 6-7:30, eat dinner earlier


-sterilize containers as chore, dry very thoroughly

-1/2 people do washing on monday, 2 do putting bulk items in them on Tuesday

Party announcements:

-Moon Festival: announce events beforehand, let people cooking know

-muffin dish for guest food money


-take bucket out, dump it out, turn compost w/ pitchfork until it’s covered with dirt

-rinse bucket with hose

Sustainability meetings:

9:30 Friday mornings every other week

Beer: save your beer bottles!

-project to make beer, ask Berkeley or Shannon

Chores: no more crossing your name out!

-bring schedules to meetings to coordinate

-meeting time w/ Doodle

Body Electric/ Community Events:

-used to be Downstage, now it’s Body Electric

-launch party Thursday Oct. 14th, Warren can make food for it? help to cook, budget proposal for Senate. co-sponsorship w/ Warren + PETA + Body Electric

-budget submitted for 22nd for Warren Green Community dinner

-van driver’s licenses!

CSA: talk about how it works, etc., have a relationship with them, go to farms?

Sahmura having first event, next door ice cream party!!!


*hold off on bulk flour

22 September 2010

Stone Barns Harvest Festival

Hey everyone,
October 2nd (Next week!) is the annual Harvest Festival at Stone Barns. You could go as a participant or as a volunteer!

Check it out here!



20 September 2010

House Meeting 3, September 19, 2010

Absent - Nora, Beryl
  • Stop slamming doors
  • Turn off lights

1. Bake Sale
- To raise money for jars and general house equipment
- Approval required by Student Life
- Senate funding preferred
2. Harvest Jam (co-ordinators: Dahlia & Xilo)
- Tentative date: October 8
- Include pie walk
- Cook for 100
- Menu: Chilli soup; other veggies; mashed potatoes
- Budget: $400-$450
3. Faculty Dinner
- Professors and Dons
- Mid-November

1. Bulk food containers
- Elizabeth has written up a budget proposal (yet to be submitted)
2. Grocery Shopping
- $20 this week
- CSA shares reduced to 4
- $180 = Perishable Food
- $35 = Bulk sugar, flour, salt
- Guest money = Fruit, onions, garlic
- No longer need farmers market, since we have a CSA

1. House positions
- Treasurer  responsibilities are too time consuming for one person
- Split work up to reduce stress
2. Grocery Shopping
- Community Partnerships car can be used once all community placements are determined (need approved van driver)
- Break up into 2 shopping trips (Trader Joe’s + Whole Foods; CSA, Bronx)
3. Garden
- Mondays 9am-1pm
- Send email to College Events.
- Liam has made budget proposal for cold frame materials
4. Cleaning
- Please squeeze out sponges and leave on the side of the sink, not IN it
- More recycling slots
5. General facilities
- Work order form for dishwasher and door (Poppy)
* Be careful of taking on too many responsibilities *

Follow up:
1. Facebook Page (Anya)
2. Sustainability Committee
3. Themed party (Campus sustainability, local foods, organic food etc)
4. Facilitator for next meeting: Dahlia (Please email her the agenda)
5. Common Room decoration!
6. House Calendar

12 September 2010

House Meeting Notes 09/12/10

House Meeting Notes 09/12

(everyone here but Xilo and Nellen)

House Mission Statement:

-change, better itself

-spread message of living sustainably to rest of campus

-community, spread the word! cooperative living

-start a revolution of entire sustainable, corporation-free campus

-common thread of thought, so bring that thought to rest of campus from ground up, getting people to understand

-sharing + hospitality (allowing greater community to enjoy our community)

-good routine of sustainability, but need to be innovative

-community outreach

-house band!

-music in the house, respect for one another


-harvest party (outreach), house band as entertainment---date to be set before Study Days?

Brainstorm: funding for farmer’s market veggies, promote Stonebarn’s produce- get free stuff for helping them--- Potentially some day in early October; Jam session! make flyers etc. to invite other people to play, acoustic only

Air Conditioning: NO NEED

Attendance at Sustainability Mtgs.:

representative from house, time TBD 2x a month

Go Jeamme and Anya!

House Cookbook/ Blog:

Elizabeth set up blog, emails to post recipes, add notes etc.

Facebook page?


House Goods/ Wish List:

dish towels

toaster oven (Berkeley- E-bay?)

ice trays

dish rack w/ water catch tray

tea kettle

mortar + pestle (?)

bulk flour

(Fund to cover these items- donations + extra funds from previous week)


Shannon got one, woot!

Community partnerships to see about getting cars, maybe apply for ZipCar?

need car on Mondays for CSA and shopping

can drivers’ licenses for those who can drive

Treasurer stuff:

bulk shampoo, dish soap in dishwasher (still broken)


canisters for bulk things, try to get funding from Senate or buy it ourselves

($100 for canisters, possibly be reimbursed)

bulk hand soap for everybody, bulk tea and flour

$20 each this week by tonight or noon tomorrow

coffee share, Xilo’s grandma

Bread Baking:

10 loaves in one day, freezing some

bulk whole-wheat flour

no more freezing bread? (experiment)

New Chore System:

all chores on new list

Farmer’s Market maybe not necessary because of CSA

dish explosion- BAD!!!


find replacement for your job, text whole house to ask for help

Garden Update:

Mondays in-garden, Liam buying supplies tomorrow

seeds, seed trays for germinating inside, prices on greenhouse plastic for cold frames (Ebay) Senate funding but we need stuff right away

New meeting leader:


Notes taken by Beryl

07 September 2010


Here is a list of positions that will help our Co-Op become a well-oiled machine. Once we achieve this, we can spend more time creating events to include people on campus in our sustainable/green efforts, general community, and whatever we want our house goals to be! Notice how many of these positions require working with another position.

RW- Rotates Weekly

SL- Semester Long


Meeting Facilitator: Every meeting has a facilitator who makes an agenda of what needs to be discussed at the meeting. The facilitator will go around the room and check in with every position before or after the agenda. At the end of the meeting, someone volunteers to be the facilitator for next week’s meeting. It is also your job to kindly check in on people and make sure that they are doing their chores during the week, that way the meeting can go smoothly. RW

Event Planner: In charge of planning Warren events that reach out to the college community. In charge of bringing budgets to SAS; Mondays at 5:45 in Science building? It’s not something you have to do every week, but when the time comes, You are the GO-TO. Best for people who have busy schedules. SL

Treasurer: In charge of budgeting and collecting money for food. Must keep a record of receipts to give to the secretary for archiving. Also if there are concerns for communal purchases other than food (ie toaster, laundry detergent for kitchen laundry, communal shampoo, etc), the Treasurer should see these purchases through. SL

Secretary: Takes notes at House meetings and keeps records of money-related co-op things. Also takes attendance at meetings. SL

Food Planner: Heads up food-shopping list, communicates with CSA/ Milk-man/ ordering bulk items. Everyone should consult the food-planner if a meal they are cooking requires special ingredients. SL

Garden Manager: In charge of delegating garden jobs and maintaining the garden. In charge of figuring out workdays so that anyone can help in the garden if they choose. Must choose a consistent time when you know people can join you in the garden. SL

Chore System:

Cooking meals, sharing food, and living in a house together requires upkeep. Here is a system in which we can keep each other accountable for our duties. The chores are separated by how often they must be done and each chore is allotted a number of Hours. 3 Hours is the Minimum Amount of Chore Work Required each Week.

Sunday : House meeting around 7pm, unless communicated otherwise…


Kitchen Laundry- ( wash and dry the kitchen dish towels) 1

Recycling ( take recycling to the street)- 1


Fridge: 1 (throwing out anything that smells, past its due date, wiping down each shelf, making sure its organized, needs to be done before the food-shoppers come back with food)

Food shopping- 2


Compost- 1

Common Room Clean-up- ( tidy up the common room, make sure it isn’t cluttered or dirty) 1


Recycling 1


Compost- 1


Farmer’s Market

Cooking Dinner: 1

Doing Dishes/Cleaning up after Dinner: 1

Here are things we aren’t sure about!

-Should we combine food-shopping and farmers market on the same day?

-Should we make sweeping and emptying the dish rack a chore?? Or can we all learn to do these things after doing dishes and cleaning up after dinner??

- Should bread-making be considered a chore?

Meeting Two, 6 September 2010

Dearest Warren,

Thank you for your enthusiasm and patience during tonights meeting!

Here are notes as reminders for next weeks meeting as well as general

announcements/ concerns:

-Liam's band will be performing Friday night in the Blue Room!

-Decision-making: Thumbs up, thumbs down, thumbs-middle…

-No smoking in bathrooms, okay in personal rooms.

-Alcohol is okay in common room, just don't leave your bottles/glasses.

- email Elizabeth for bulk shampoo requests!

- Elizabeth will have a sheet of paper on her door, bring her money by 3pm.

- Mondays are Garden days! Lets put it in the daily email and invite the campus!

The following people are fulfilling these positions this semester!

Xilo and Dahlia- Event Planners

Berkeley and Shannon- Food Planners

Elizabeth- Treasurer

Liam- Garden Manager

Beryl- Secretary


For next week's meeting, which Poppy is leading:

- creative House mission statement

-Air conditioning

-attendance at Campus Sustainability Meetings

-House cookbook/blog

- CSA in the Bronx

-Jet-dri Packets for dishwasher

-Anya and Liam are figuring out bread baking days

-Nellen will bring some dry erase board and start the new chore system!

Love you all very much

Good luck this week

Rock on,

Nellen <3

Go to container store before whole foods…

Elizabeth will e-mail us about money…

CSA in the Bronx…

Sustainability Meetings

Air Conditioning for next meeting

Need jet-dri packets for dishwasher

Bulk Shampoo/ Laundry Detergent

e-mail Elizabeth…

Dahlia donates laundry detergent…

Dr Broners…

Sheet of paper outside Elizabeth’s door by 3pm…

Here is a sort of break down:
-Produce and perishables: $200
-Reimbursing Shannon for seeds and cleaning supplies: $20
-Reimbursing Berkeley for gas: $10
-Containers (hopefully $10 each!): $50
-Bulk: $300
Total: -$580
+$120 leftover
= 460 / 13 = $35 + a bit extra for farmers market stuff....?! and taxes...? total of $40.

Now, I think that with the bulk food and getting the CSA stuff, we can keep weekly food down to $20-$25.

Be creative! I suggest http://www.yummly.com/recipes/#q= or epicurious or one of the many cookbooks.

On the squash--the delicatas may be ripe (the little ones with green
stripes and ridges), but I was hoping they'd get a little bigger.
Maybe not, though, so maybe we should go for 'em. Don't take the
butternuts yet. They're still greenish.