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Sustainability Club Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT


IES’s commitment to a more sustainable way of living through environmental stewardship, education, and service

ABOUT


Here at IES Abroad Barcelona we have the responsibility to provide leadership in developing a more sustainable way of living. By embracing sustainability and meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs “Our vision for the future remains connected to the original IES program in 1950...a world filled with interculturally competent leaders who have both the understanding and skills to effectively, humanely, and positively navigate across different cultures, in politics, education, business, or the non-profit sector”(IES Abroad Mission). Through our sustainable actions, we at IES Abroad Barcelona will continue to grant students the opportunity to experience life abroad in this ever-changing world in the same manner as the founding students of IES Abroad were able to achieve.

GOALS

  • Seeking ways to reduce our use of non-renewable resources, minimize pollution, and live more lightly on the land.
  • Striving to generate a wider awareness of the values of sustainability.
  • Seeking to prepare our students through teaching and practicing actions of sustainability.
  • Recognizing our role in enlightening the IES community about the importance of both individual and institutional environmental responsibility.
  • Promoting public dialogue and information on sustainability.
  • Integrating sustainable actions into the daily operations of IES Abroad Barcelona.
  • Providing a voice for sustainability in the development of strategic planning and capital expenditures.
  • Encouraging the IES community to build upon sustainability through identifying opportunities, formulating strategies, and implementing initiatives to further the move toward a more sustainable future.

DUTIES and PRIVILEGES

Duties

Duties in participating in the Sustainability Club may include:

  • Formulating and proposing new improvements to the sustainability of IES Barcelona by attending student council meetings and meeting with the administration.
  • Maintaining the Sustainability Club website
  • Maintaining Sustainability Club Facebook page
  • Maintaining the Kit Fotanico Solar Panel and collect donations for the Panel with a donation bin
  • Collecting and organizing partially-used printer paper for re-use.
  • Sending out monthly newsletter to all students and teachers with information and tips on improving sustainability.
  • Creating and maintaining a system of community currency called EcoEuros which students receive for performing sustainable actions or participating in the Club and which students can use to purchase various rewards.
  • Organizing Club meetings
  • Faciliting the donation and re-use of electronic appliances and cell phones.
  • Reusing course readers
  • Watering the garden terrace and tending to garden plants
  • Turning off bathroom lights
  • Administration of the Sustainability Club
    • President of the Club
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer

Privileges

Privileges in participating in the Sustainability Club may also include:

  • Access to local, fresh produce
  • Ability to borrow a re-used cell phone
  • Ability to borrow a re-used appliance
  • Ability to borrow a bicycle and/or reduced fare on bicycle rental
  • Ability to go on Sustainable trips and adventures



Connor and I have been talking about the mission statement and he was able to put this together:


IES’s commitment to a more sustainable way of living through environmental stewardship, education, and service are seen through:

  1. Seeking ways to reduce our use of non-renewable resources, minimize pollution, and live more lightly on the land.
  2. Striving to generate a wider awareness of the values of sustainability.
  3. Seeking to prepare our students through teaching and practicing actions of sustainability.
  4. Recognizing our role in enlightening the IES community about the importance of both individual and institutional environmental responsibility.
  5. Promoting public dialogue and information on sustainability.
  6. Integrating sustainable actions into the daily operations of IES Abroad Barcelona.
  7. Providing a voice for sustainability in the development of strategic planning and capital expenditures.
  8. Encouraging the IES community to build upon sustainability through
  9. identifying opportunities, formulating strategies, and implementing initiatives to further the move toward a more sustainable future.



Conner fabricated the original "About Section" and Mission Statement/Goals for the Sustainability Club. Conner also wrote the Duties and Priveleges sections.

Can people please comment and add opinions. I think it would be good to have a shorter mission statement, so maybe we can use parts of this and try and get a concise, short statement that embodies all of the above.

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This page is not getting a review by me since it's a child page from the Action report related to the Sustainability Club actions, and not a separated action. In any case, it will count positively to the writers & editors of this text (Jack Krieger, ecfischer, cmulrooney and c.d.konopka).


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