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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.


Sustainability Podcasts 

Activities for March:

#Stand with Ukraine

Weekly Green Sleeves Service Walks -- Meet in S-building Lobby White Bridge Road Campus

  • Thursday, March 17 12:45-1:45
  • Wednesday, March 23 12:45-1:45
  • Saturday, March 26 is Earth Hour.
  • Thursday, March 31 12:45-1:45

Try riding your bike as transportation.

You can e-mail -- Sally Robertson, -- Sustainability Libraraian 

Or,  -- Biology professor.

 The art of being fully human in a time of crisis

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 (White Bridge Road) 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

Dr. Rabb—Faculty Advisor--

Sally Robertson – Sustainability Librarian --

Important Link

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.

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)

The Bard Center for Environmental Policy / The National Climate Seminar

Jobs, a Green New Deal and 

Solving Climate By 2030


Joseph Kane, Senior Research Associate, 

The Brookings Institution 

Webinar, Wednesday November 13, 2019, 12 Noon EST.  

Webinar Link Here Dial in information Here

The 2030 date to achieve the Paris Climate Accords is forcing all of us to rethink "Business As Usual.  Suppose that we did transition towards 100% renewable energy + electric vehicles in ten years: millions of green jobs would be created, but there would also be substantial disruption for workers in sectors ranging from fossil fuel to automotive to transportation.What kind of federal policy could support a just transition? Join the Brooking Institution’s Joseph Kane on Bard’s National Climate Seminar for a conversation about jobs, the Green New deal, and Solving Climate by 2030. 

This webinar is part off a year-long project: Solve Climate By 2030  sponsored by The Bard Center for Environmental Policy  The project takes as its starting point recent IPCC report that we have only ten years to forestall catastrophic climate change. Combining a national speakers network with a call for One-Night Teach-in’s, the project culminates on April 7, 2020 in a national Power Dialog: 52 simultaneous, university hosted webinars, one in every stateDC and Puerto Rico. In these webinars, local climate solutions experts will suggest the top three ambitious but feasible state, urban, utility or business initiatives that need to occur in Tennessee and Idaho, Missouri and New Jersey, Florida and Minnesota,  if we aim to forestall catastrophic climate change. Following these state webinars, classes and other groups tuning in will have 45 minutes for “solutions sprints” designed to identify civic action opportunities for participants.

Learn more at  Solve Climate By 2030 , and sign up here to stay informed about the project.