On Monday September 14, Net Impact held its second meeting of the year and first meeting since new members officially joined the organization! The theme of the meeting was to educate members about what sustainability is. Director of Internal Education Adam Reddigari took us on this journey by explaining the three different types of sustainability: environmental, economic, and social. Environmental sustainability is usually what everyone thinks of when they hear the word “sustainability” and deals with the phenomenon of climate change. Economic sustainability is what we consume that helps or harms the economy, and also how turn our economy from brown to green. Finally, social sustainability is the idea that the more people that are in poverty, the less sustainable our planet will be. Adam also talked about trade-offs and opportunity costs, which should be of interest for our many BEPP majors!
After our lesson on sustainability, my co-blog poster Morgan Pries came up with a really cool bonding game for us to play. We split up into groups, passed around a bag of candy, and each person in the group would take turns picking out a different-colored candy. Each color corresponded with a different question for you to answer. The questions ranged from somewhat serious (What’s your favorite part about IU?) to zany (If you could be any kind of animal what would you be and why?). The questions were really creative and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun (or at least I know I did!). After our bonding time, Vice President of External Relations Jacob Tehrani gave us some updates on the projects we’ll be working on this summer and Vice President of Marketing Melanie Lent hyped up our Snapchat account, which will be coming soon! We concluded the meeting by taking a club picture that you can view on our Facebook page and on our “Meet the Team” page. (I challenge you to find me!)