Want to get paid to garden this summer? Consider applying to become one of the first ‘Seed
to Table' garden interns.
The Seed to Table interns will work from May - August on the
Seed to Table garden and also participate in educational opportunities relating
to environmentally friendly living and sustainable agriculture. Interns will
work an average of five days a week and have two days off (both interns will
not have the same days off) Interns will be paid a $4,000.00 stipend for the
summer. Funding is provided through the
Mellon Foundation. Housing will be
The Interns will be expected to spend at least ten hours working
with Seed to Table before the end of spring term. Interns will be expected to take part in
additional educational opportunities throughout the summer, and present a
conclusion of their experience during a meal at the beginning of the Fall 2011
From March 28th to April 15th dorms compete with dorms and houses with houses to achieve the greatest per person electricity reduction. Winners enjoy a mock-tail party.
Visit our Building Dashboard frequently to see which residence is winning, how much your residence has saved and tips on reducing your electricity.
Use SLU's Dashboard to help reduce your residence's
electricity use-make SLU Green-win a prize!
Who: You, your roommate, your neighbor down the hall.
All students living in St. Lawrence owned residences; dorms; themes;
What: Electricity reduction competition, compete with other
residences to see who can reduce their per person electricity usage the most
over the next three weeks. Dorms compete
against other dorms and themes and town houses compete against each other.
Where: Your dorm room, common room, bathroom, kitchen,
townhouse and theme house
When: Monday,March 28th
through Friday, April 15th
Why: Behavior has a noticeable impact on utility usage in
buildings. During the period of the competition students will be
encouraged to find ways to reduce their electricity usage through behavior
changes that could be sustained for the rest of the semester.
Prizes: The wining residence will be invited to a mock-tail
party the evening of April 27th.
Tips: Check out our green guide for electricity reduction tips
Q&A: Q. I live in Dean Eaton, it is the biggest dorm won't my
dorm use more electricity than a smaller residence? A. Winners will be decided based on per person electricity
usage in each residence. Residences are
competing in two categories; dorms and houses. The dorm and house that
reduce the most electricity per person (based on the building's average usage)
will be the winners. Each will have a
mock-tail party to celebrate.
Q. My room is too hot but I don't have a thermostat, how
can I help win? A. If a room or common space is overheated call the heating
plant at 229-5205. The competition is based only on electricity
reduction; however reporting overheating is critical as we work toward our University
energy reduction goals.
Q. I know it will be much
harder to get everyone in my dorm involved in the competition; won't a smaller
theme house be more likely to win? A. Residences are competing in two categories; dorms and
houses. The dorm and house that reduce the most electricity per person
(based on the building's average usage) will be the winners.