Put on your HD Goggles, Saybrook, because it’s STEP time!
I wish to interrupt your dreary Sunday afternoon activities (mirando el MLS en español. Gracias a el hombre Max Goldman por la translacione terribile) with an important STEP announcement. This week will be possibly the most exciting week in the history of Yale. Why? Because it’s GREENFEST! Here come the deets (still street slang for details whether or not you or anyone else chooses to acknowledge it):
When: Friday October 23rd
Where: Old Campus
Why: To raise awareness about Sustainability at Yale. Most importantly, to raise awareness about the fact that we have risen above the safe upper limit of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, 350 ppm (learn more here).
I would love nothing more than to see a strong Saybrook contingent greening the crap out of Yale on Friday. Come on down, paint some oil barrels, sign the sustainability pledge (among other petitions), enjoy some organic food, pose for pictures, absorb the sweet sounds of bands that presumably like the environment as much as STEP, and let the world know just how much you care about treatin’ motha nature right. There will also be opportunities to rock the Eli Exchange, so bring your old clothes down and get ready to swap for some FREE, fresh threads.
Here are some other events coming on down the pike:
-Emily “Tomahawk”* Arnston and I will be drop-kicking in doors over the next couple of weeks to talk to you about keeping your heat under control. Get excited.
-Look for a Technoscrap Bin within the next couple of weeks to be placed in the trash-room nearest entryway F. Students and faculty can recycle lithium batteries, CFL light bulbs, alkaline batteries (ONLY IF BOTH ENDS ARE TAPED TO PREVENT FIRES), and any other old electronic devices (phones, gameboys, etc) that you wish to recycle.
-Tray-less? Get the facts, get the fever, get rid of those trays
-Magical appearance of recycling bins in the basement? That happened.
-A plate/cup/utensil return station in the Saybrook Common Room so we can return all of those rogue dining hall materials that make it back to our rooms.
Last but not least, feel free to hit up the Yale Energy Guidelines which describe the ways in which you can control the heat in your room. Be careful though, some heating dials might be installed backwards… or not at all. The reason STEP cares oh so much is because heating uses huge amounts of energy and overheating is a pretty big problem at Yale. Turn down your heat when it is too hot, don’t just open up your windows. Shoot “the Tomahawk” or me an email and we can come by and help you out or get facilities to your room to beat the crap out of your radiators until they do what they’re supposed to. Remember, extra clothing, extra blankets, and some close friends are always better alternatives for keeping warm as opposed to pumpin’ up that heat.
DJ Jawzy Slamz and Emily “I will Tomahawk environmental criminals in the face”** Arnston
*This is no way a reference to Native American culture but a reference to the slam dunk popularized by the late Shawn Kemp.
**Still a slam dunk reference, I swear.