The Eco-Club is a group of environmentally concerned students striving to live in balance with the natural world. They promote education, awareness and consistent advocacy for reducing the community’s negative impact on the earth.
The main goal of the Eco-Club is to reduce the environmental impact (ecological footprint) of its members and to educate the students and local community on environmental and sustainable issues.
Club members will enhance their knowledge of environmental issues and concerns.
They will learn to appreciate the value of their environment, and take the initiative to try and change the world around them.
Members’ confidence, self-esteem, and creative problem solving skills will increase and develop.
Youth will gain a sense of empowerment from positive change, and responsiveness to the needs of the neighborhood and school/group of which they are a part.
Members choose environmental topics of interest to them and narrow down to one that they will work on throughout the year.
They will learn how to plan and carry out an environmental audit, and to interpret the results.
They learn to create action plans, and how to implement them.
They learn that they can make positive change happen.
The skills and experience derived from club participation will be there to last students a lifetime.
Full time student
Environmentally conscious & concerned
Commitment to the cause
Regular & active participation
Responsibility towards club rules and regulations
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Naming the Club
Ensure the club is named based on proper procedure and in consultation with the relevant authorities.
To ensure continuity and consistency, all club constitutions that are not governed by an international organization constitution must include:
• A date of adoption.
• A clear statement of objectives which are consistent with the mission and educational goals of the University.
• Identification as a campus-based and student controlled group, with active membership limited to students.
• Democratic procedures for nominations, elections, and removal of officers.
• Democratic provisions for policy making, including amendment of constitution.
• Clear statement of reasonable dues or other financial obligations of members.
A statement of nondiscrimination must be included.
(Sample: “Student Organizations shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, disabled veteran’s status, of Vietnam era veterans status or age in any of its policies, procedures or practices. This includes but is not limited to recruiting membership, organization activities or opportunity to hold office.”)
• Statement of not-for-profit status.
• Statement of financial responsibility for any debts accumulated by the organization not covered by funds on deposit.
(Sample: “A specific member or members designated by this organization shall be responsible for payment in full of all debts accumulated by the organization not covered by funds on deposit.”)
• Statement of non-hazing must be included exactly as found here.
(Sample: “This organization will not conspire to engage in hazing, participate in hazing, or commit any act that causes or is likely to cause bodily danger, physical harm or personal degradation, or disgrace resulting in physical or metal harm to any fellow student or person attending the institution.”)
• Statement of compliance with campus regulations must be included.
• Assurance that the petitioning group is willing to work in a democratic manner within the framework of University policies and procedures. If the petitioning group is a member of national or regional organization the University reserves the right to examine the record of the parent organization or of affiliates on other campuses.
• Clear statement of job descriptions for each executive officer.
• Requirements for Maintaining Recognition
(Provide specific rules)
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- Act an adviser
- Provide guidance
- Act as chaperone
- Supervise chapter events
- Direct activities
- Help hold regular meetings
- Help organize officer selections
- Science teachers can especially be useful for supporting Eco clubs
A majority of voting members of this organization can determine at the beginning of each semester the reasonable dues and fees each member has to pay.
A specific member or members, designated by this organization shall be responsible for payment in full of all debts accumulated by the organization not covered by funds on deposit.
Some promotion program for these clubs could be
- Recycling program where members find local recycling center and potential source of funds. They can set up boxes in every classroom for accepting recycling materials and provide incentive for the maximum goals reached.
- Raise awareness for global warming and other environmental issues by conducting demonstrations,campaigns etc. that teach others the importance of saving mother earth.
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