Intro



The Green Conservation Group promotes environmental responsibility on campus at Northeastern Illinois University through community involvement opportunities, educational activities and social events. Join us for our next meeting - there is always room for more!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Meeting Moved to Student Union Rm 215 for Profiles in Urban Agricultural Careers


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Meeting Moved to
Student Union Rm 215 for Presentation on:
Profiles in Urban Agricultural Careers
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm in SU 216

                    Learn the stories of professionals working in an emerging field:
                               Urban Agriculture and Community Gardening.
 
How does someone become employable in this area?
What policies are reshaping the city’s agricultural land use to create jobs?
How are opportunities for community leaders and policy advocates evolving?

Meet guest speakers: 

Harry Rhodes is 
Executive Director of Growing Home, 
Chicago's leading organic agriculture social enterprise 
focused on empowering people and communities.
Patsy Benveniste serves as
Chicago Botanic Garden’s Vice President of Education
and Community Programs.

Friday, September 12, 2014

AEG Sept Dinner



AEG { Association of Environmental Engineers & Geologists} Members and Affiliates

will be meeting at the Parthenon in Chicago ,  Illinois  6pm on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. 

 Ms. Jean Bogner will be presenting the topic entitled
 "Modeling Landfill Methane Emissions: A New Look at an Old Topic."

**** for more info contact GCG at neiu.gcg@gmail.com

& RSVP to renee.wawczak@gmail.com by Monday September 15, 2014.

Green Chalenge

Forwarded Info for NEIU Green Community

Can you meet the Campus Green Challenge's?


Here are two great opportunities for NEIU students to get involved in greening our campus:
 
1) In the national "USEPA Campus RainWorks Challenge" competition, students design green infrastructure to help deal with storm water on their own campus. NEIU student teams competed in the first two challenges, and now we're getting ready to join the third!
 
Dr. Robyn Flakne's GES 323 class (Green Infrastructure Planning and Management) will form the nucleus of the team, but anybody else can join. GES, Earth Science, Art, Business--students from any major are eligible to participate. The more interdisciplinary, the better!
 
The winners earn money--*plus* funding to support green infrastructure on their campuses!  Please contact Dr. Laura Sanders at L-Sanders@neiu.edu if you would like to participate.
 
2) COMPOST HAPPENS, and it will start happening on our campus starting in October. If you want to help build and maintain compost bins for the NEIU Community Garden "NEIU Ground", please contact Dr. Laura Sanders at L-Sanders@neiu.edu .
 
Have a great, green semester!
 
Laura Sanders

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Nominate Fall 2014


 GOTO "OFFICERS" tab at top for detail descriptions
email nominations to neiu.gcg@gmail.com by Monday evening 11pm September 15.
Voting will be between Tuesday Sept 16 12pmNoon to Friday Sept 19 11pm.
on https://neiu.collegiatelink.net/organization/GCG or email to  neiu.gcg@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 26, 2014



Happy Fall 2014 to ALL!!!

"All interested in joining or re-joining other students involved in Green Sustainability & Conservation on and off-campus :
 Please visit the  
"Green Conservation Group" table at  the 
Student Organization and Campus Resource Fair 
taking place on both 
Tuesday September 2 & Wednesday September 3 
from 11 AM - 4 PM in the University Commons."

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!!