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Sustainable Greek Initiative

Greek Chairs Fall 2017

Mission Statement:

To integrate and apply knowledge of sustainable practices within Fraternity and Sorority Life to better the College of Charleston community as a whole.

The Sustainable Greek Initiative at the College of Charleston strives to educate members of fraternity & sorority life on sustainable practices, and to encourage chapters to incorporate those practices into their organizations by working closely with the Office of Sustainability. By holding meetings, workshops, and going on field trips, the chairs of the program gain hands on experience with sustainable ideas and practices. The knowledge gained through these activities is then applied through service events, projects, and community outreach.

Some examples of service events include: the implementation of sustainable practices in philanthropic events by making them zero waste (90% diversion from the landfill) and volunteer based workshops/field trips centered around topics pertinent to the Charleston community. The chairs are educated by the Office on how to develop their own projects, and are provided assistance in the implementation of them. Projects can be for personal betterment as well as for that of their organization. The chairs for the program are also encouraged to engage other members of their organization, and the greater Charleston community, through outreach activities.                                             

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