Before we started our green kitchen trivia game at our Monday September 28 meeting, we went through some administrative reminders and updates that I thought might be useful to summarize here. First off, we have a new point system! This semester there will be two categories of points: internal and community. Internal points apply to general meetings, professional speaking events, and games and debates. Community points can be earned at volunteering events, IU Athletics Zero Waste initiatives, and tours. In order to remain an active member of Net Impact, you’ll need to earn four internal points and three community points per semester. If you want to apply for a leadership position in the future, you’ll need to earn five internal points and four community points per semester. If you are currently in a leadership position, you must earn six internal points and five community points per semester to keep your leadership status. For all members, at least one community point must come from an IU Athletics Zero Waste Station. These take place at IU home football games and there are three opportunities left: October 17, November 7, and November 14. So make sure to do that!
Also, if you’re still looking for ways to get involved with Net Impact, we have two more! The first one is to be a site leader at one of our awesome volunteer events. You’ll get to coordinate between the programming department and the volunteers for our predetermined event. This is a great way to get logistical and team management experience. So all you supply chain, operations, and management majors: this could be a cool opportunity for you! Another way you can get involved is through our CSR news team. You will get to research a current event related to corporate social responsibility and present your findings at a general meeting. Both of these are great ways to get involved with Net Impact without taking too much of your time. As for this week’s meeting, we played a green kitchen trivia game to learn fun facts about the sustainability (or lack thereof) of the making and storing of the things we eat. For example, did you know that the United States uses over 80 billion aluminum cans every year! While aluminum can be recycled over and over again, that is still way too many aluminum cans. So even though we were startled by some of the statistics, we had a ton of fun playing the green kitchen trivia game and our Director of Internal Education Adam Reddigari did a great job putting it together!