IONA

I C Green Club

IC Green is a student organization that strives to educate and increase awareness about environmental issues in Iona's community and worldwide. We hope to make recycling on campus more efficient and user-friendly, and to encourage a reduction in energy consumption. Our outreach will be generated toward students but we will collaborate with faculty, facilities, and administration to carry out future major sustainability projects.

With a world becoming increasingly conscious of the growing eco-crisis, the students of Iona College have seen the need to step up and promote sustainability on our campus. Following the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities in the Fall of 2006, four students teamed up to found this student organization that would resurrect the mission of Project Earth and rename it I C Green.

Meetings:
Day: Tuesdays
Time: Noon
Location: Spellman 106B

Contact Information:
Kristen Kettenring (President)
Gabriella Paiotti (Secretary)

Executive Board:

  • President: Kristen Kettenring
  • Vice President: Christine Samwaroo
  • Secretary: Gabriella Paiotti
  • Event Coordinator: Megan Brigance
  • Club Ambassador: Ioanna Baktidy

Past Events:

  • Beach Clean Up
  • Save Green by Going Green
  • Community Clean-ups
  • Planting days
  • Botanical Gardens Trip
  • Tie- Dye T-shirts for Earth Day
  • Lights Out Party!
  • Green Conference for the Environmental Consortium

We are currently working with Facilities to establish a more effective and lasting recycling system on campus and enlighten the college community on the easy things we can do to reduce our wasteful actions and benefit the planet. Please share your ideas with us!

Conferences:

Iona College is one of the forty-nine institutions that are part of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities (ECHVCU):

  • 5th Annual ECHVCU Conference, Climate Change: Science, Culture, and the Regional Response ECHVCU Student Summit at NYU
  • 4th Annual ECHVCU Conference, Greening the Campus: Exploring Practices, Curriculum, and Management in Higher Education

How You Can Be Green:
Please visit the Environmental Concerns Committee

Helpful Sites:
Play this fun sustainability game!