EAC meeting focuses on D.C. protest trip and other events: Topics include a change in the D.C. schedule and facilitating the compost system in Northwoods

Posted by Ani Lordkipanidze

In the last two weeks, the Environmental Action Club has encouraged students to join its sponsored trip to Washington, D.C., to protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline on Nov 6.

The bus to Washington, D.C. will depart at 6 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, instead of on Saturday, the original departure date, and will return to the college at around 10 p.m.

EAC members will be in the Atrium of the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall this week, where students may sign up for the trip. Students may also sign up online.

More information about the upcoming protest and the EAC trip can be found here.

For further information, students can contact EAC President Margot Reisner '14.

In addition to organizing the Washington D.C. trip, the EAC is organizing several other events this month, including the Fruit Tree Workshop led by Adam Quist, at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in Tisch 202. Students will be able to learn the basics of caring for and managing fruit trees, and will also have a chance to plant them in the Skidmore Student Garden.

Also, on Nov. 1, alumna Hannah Philips '10, an environmental studies major, will help conduct an info session on Overland, a program that offers summer programs for students from the 4th to 12th grade, at 6 p.m. in Emerson Auditorium.

The leaders of the subcommittee for Waste, Talia Arnow '13 and Ceanna Vangelder '14, proposed constructing a trolley to facilitate the transportation of waste from Northwoods. Everett Hoffman '11 and Ripley Sager '12 decided to construct trolleys from aluminum.

"If we make the trolley out of aluminum it would be very safe," said Hoffman, adding that aluminum, as a lighter material than, for instance, lead, would make it easier to work with in construction. The project's completion is anticipated for the end of the semester.

The EAC meets at 9 p.m. on Mondays in Ladd 207. 

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