Hello, all! I was thinking of sending out an update on what I’ve been doing, and was pleasantly surprised to see Nick and Irys’s posts on the blog! Green Dorm lives on! It would be great to get this going again and keep an active dialogue going on here. A great way to stay in touch with this blog is to click on the “WordPress Entries (RSS)” link at the bottom of this page, or by going here: feed://www.lotuslive.org/blog/?feed=rss2 and clicking either the “Subscribe in Mail,” “Add Bookmark,” or other pertinent links which will create a feed to your browser or email client that will let you know when new content is posted by green dormers!
While I’ve been at Stanford, I’ve been working on creating the new Student Sustainability Research Consortium, which some of you heard the beginnings of at the end of last year. I’m working with the Woods Institute, Students for a Sustainable Stanford, the OSA, and some others to create an organization that will be responsible for bringing together, organizing, and publishing all the student sustainability research on campus. (Shameless plug: If you have any research/papers/etc that we could start the site off with, we’d love to have it!)Â Â We’re also going to be hosting events to bring people together in interdisciplinary groups & get people excited in sustainability research. Hopefully, by providing a place for people to go to look for direction, funding, advice, and experience, we’ll be able to increase the quantity and improve the quality of student research on campus! It’s been a fun process so far, and we’re heading into a lot of work as the summer rolls on with excitement. (shameless plug #2, if any of you know of any good web programmers with lots of time and no need for money, let me know!)
As for the Green Dorm, I’m meeting with Professor Fischer some time later this week (pending contact ). He was very interested in me helping to raise the money to get the dorm built, and I’ll be talking with him about the future of the class, TAs, etc as well. Let me know if you want me to say anything to him!