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Sustainable NSCC Students: Green Sleeves

This is a guide for students at NSCC interested in making the campus more sustainable and in pursuing an environmental career.



Meetings and events for Fall 2019:

Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 12:45 with pizza in S108, White Bridge Campus Trash pick-up after the meeting. 

Meets every other week on Tuesday. 

October is Campus Sustainability Month. 

Climate Prep Week Sept. 24-30, 2019 and beyond (Follow up)

If you are interested in Green Sleeves, but cannot attend at this time, send your schedule to Dr. Jessica Rabb.

You cab also come to the Main Campus library and ask for Sally Robertson, the Sustainability Librarian.

Some good environmental movies in the campus library:

  • Deepwater Horizon (we also have the book)
  • An inconvenient Truth

  • Global Warming: the signs and the science

  • Chill Out: campus solutions to global warming

  • Carbon Nation: a climate change solutions movie

  • Six Degrees could change the world.

  • The Journey to Planet Earth (television series)

  • Planet Earth II  (2017) trailer

    Check out the Ideathon coming up at Princeton University:

Dr. Rabb—Faculty Advisor--

Sally Robertson – Sustainability Librarian --

Kaycie Ericson—

Sarah Abu-Qudaira--

Tuyishimire Jeanete--

Important Link

  • Some other ideas are:

    • We are planning to focus on the efforts of this organization: Rivive The Nashville Waterways Consortium is the combined effort of five influential conservation groups to inspire communities, policymakers and civic leaders to act on ensuring clean water and healthy streams for current and future generations of Nashvillians.
    • We may pass out packets of bird seed with the date of a bird watching on the Greenway behind campus
    • We may also pass out maps of the Greenway and a guide of birds to look for when near waterways in Middle Tennessee
    • We may have a contest to name the tributary of Richland Creek that runs along the north side of our campus
    • We will invite organizations that are part of Rivive and also Greenways for Nashville
  • Jasmine Elliott is the club president.

Maybe Green Sleeves and the library could co-sponsor something like this at Fall Fest time.


Operation Bed Roll


This is an effort to collect plastic bags, which cannot be recycled on campus, and turn them into sleeping mats for the homeless.  The campaign was initiated by Elon Law students in the Environmental and Animal Law Society (EALS). Operation Bed Roll is a collaboration between The City of Greensboro’s Field Operations and Police departments (Elon and the City of Greensboro use the same recycling facility).  More details about Operation Bed Roll.

How you can contribute

  1.  Donate your plastic bags to the bins on campus at: Belk Library (1st floor stairwell), Eco-Rep Moseley office, Colonnades (Kivette lobby), Global Commons (neighborhood office), Daniel Commons. It takes 500-700 bags for one bed roll.
  2. Destress when you stop by Belk Library anytime Wednesday, December 7 to help cut, ‘plarn’ or crochet the bags.
  3. Engage friends and orgs. Collect bags from them and invite them to the destress event Dec. 7.

Zoom Calls to Launch Beyond C3L


  • Wednesday, Oct 2 at 10am-11:30am and 7pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, Oct 3 at 2pm-3:30pm
  • Zoom link:
  • Dial-in alternative:
    • (646) 558-8656
    • Meeting ID: 615 950 993

Keep the Conversation Going via the Now What?! Gathering

Now What?! is a global gathering of people and resources for collectively navigating the complexity of our times, in order to co-create learning, build community, unleash generosity, and support Life. It takes place in multiple venues both virtually and in person, from October 14 through November 22, 2019.

Beyond C3L is one of seventeen organizations partnering with Now What?! to convene conversations on topics relating to a Just Transition/Green New Deal, Adaptation to a Transforming World, and more. Connect and engage with one another as part of a special Beyond C3L cohort, and cross-pollinate with other people from around the world who are gathering via Now What?! to practice “the art of being fully human in a time of crisis.”


Beyond C3L Partner Organizations and Initiatives

The Beyond C3L team has been coordinating with a number of organizations and initiatives to create an exciting menu of opportunities for people to engage in climate related work on a persona level, in their communities and across the New England region.

To follow up on any of the offerings from the partners below, contact them directly, ask the Beyond C3L team to connect you, or complete the Beyond C3L Survey and indicate your interest there.

The Jarchow Lab at the University of South Dakota is seeking an innovative and hard-working student to be part of the first cohort of students in a graduate program in sustainability that is being developed at USD.  The PhD position is fully funded for four years at ~$22,000 per year.  The position has a flexible start date of either summer or fall 2017.

The PhD position is part of a project, funded by NSF, titled “Sustainable socio-economic, ecological, and technological scenarios for achieving global climate stabilization through negative CO2 emission policies.”  The project brings together an interdisciplinary team of researchers from USD, Montana State University, and the University of Wyoming to evaluate the role that a BEECS (bioenergy and carbon capture and sequestration) economy would have on the Upper Missouri River Basin (UMRB).  The Jarchow Lab-led project has two main components.  First, we will assess, map, and quantify how residents of the UMRB perceive the social values of the ecosystem services provided by their environment.  Second, we will do sustainability visioning to develop a scenario of a desirable future for the UMRB. 

Applicants with training in a number of academic disciplines will be considered for this position including sustainability, biology/ecology, environmental science or studies, political science, sociology, or other related fields.  Additional qualifications include knowledge of geographical information systems (GIS) software, excellent oral communication skills, and interest in conducting interdisciplinary research.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter describing your career goals and how your experience and qualifications make you a strong fit for this position to me (  Also attach your CV or resume, unofficial transcript(s), GRE scores (unofficial OK), TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers only), and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by 16 December 2016.

For more information, please contact me.

Meghann Jarchow

Assistant Professor

Sustainability Program Coordinator

Department of Biology

University of South Dakota

Churchill-Haines Labs 171E

(605)677-3115 (office)

(605)659-1889 (cell)

How to Get a Job in Sustainability: 
Purpose-Driven Careers in Business, NGOs, and Government  
Webinar: Thursday, November 30th, 7 PM EST
Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, will outline mission-driven career strategies in sustainable business, non-profits and goverment for both soon-to-be and recent college graduates, and for professionals looking to make a move. Goodstein will provide participants with a concrete job-search strategy, discuss what the current political climate means for careers in social and environmental sustainability, cover grad school and continuing education options (including school now / school later); and take questions from the audience. 

Please register here for log-in details and more information. 
Bard’s Graduate Programs in Sustainability
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