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Join the environmental proctor team! (e-proctors)

brian fry contributing writer – September 30, 2012

Want to help DA become even greener? Did you like the recycling madness of our school meeting “recyclopalooza” last week? Apply to join the current environmental proctors (e-proctors) for the 2012-13 school year. I am particularly seeking NEW STUDENTS (any grade), especially 9th/10th graders, but all interested students are invited to apply.  I want motivated students with ideas and passion to work for improving our campus sustainability. It does not matter if you have been an e-proctor before or if you are a boarding/day student. If you’re interested in taking part, please apply. 

E-proctor duties:

* Regular attendance at e-proctor meetings (usually Sundays from 4:45 – 5:45 pm).

* Monitoring recycling efforts in dormitories and academic buildings, helping educate your peers about recycling techniques.

* Taking turns running our pilot composting program in dorms, including regular collection of compost from dorms and delivery to dining hall (coming later in the year).

* Completing homework assignments between meetings, such as interviewing students about their recycling habits or showing your hallmates how to print double-sided.

* Designing and implementing student projects to improve campus sustainability.

* Modeling best environmental practices (Turn off the lights in your room! Recycle! Compost!).

* Help run the Green Cup Challenge to save electricity.

* Occasional group presentations at school meeting on how to live greener at DA.

To apply, please fill out this form. You must be logged out of any personal Gmail/Google accounts to use this, and login with your deerfield.edu login/password.

Applications are due by Thursday October 4th, 9:00 pm. If you have any questions, please email Sustainability Coordinator Jeff Jewett.