Net Impact held a general meeting on Monday October 12 in which we recapped our last meeting, went over some of our upcoming events, and brainstormed ideas for the IU sustainability week next semester. We recapped the last meeting by reminding everyone of the Chemical Safety Reform Bill that passed through the House of Representatives in June by a vote of 398 to 1. This bill promises to drive environmental change by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to review chemicals in products and issue new regulations in a timely manner. It also allows states to go above and beyond the regulations set by the EPA.
We also went over some of our upcoming events, most importantly Greening Cream and Crimson. There will be more opportunities to work a zero waste station starting this Saturday with the Homecoming football game and continuing with the home basketball games, which begin on November 3. For the remainder of the meeting, we brainstormed in small groups to come up with an event that Net Impact can hold next semester as part of sustainability week. There were some really creative ideas, ranging from a 4th Street crawl to a sustainable strategic game! Anyways, if you weren't able to make it to the meeting, I hope this was a good recap and feel free to check out some pictures from the event!