Spring 2008

July 11, 2008

This was a planning meeting where we brainstormed and focused on the goals we want to accomplish next semester. We also discussed our joint event with the Palomar Engineering and Physics Student Organization (PEPSO) Thursday July 24 (more info Here)

Looking forward to seeing you there!

June13, 2008

This meeting we showed the documentary "Who killed the Electric Car" which is an entertaining and informative movie. Check out http://www.sonyclassics.com/whokilledtheelectriccar/ to see more. We plan to show this film again this Fall. Stay tuned!

May 14, 2008

Last Fridays meeting went well and we were glad to see so many new faces. We discussed our plans for this summer as well as reviewed our accomplishments (and what we learned) this semester. We also began to discuss our ideas for the Fall and for Recycle Mania next year.

This semester we hosted several events

  • Tour of Fusion Reactor at General Atomics, SD
  • Environmental Movie night co-hosted with SECA of Palomar
  • Creek to Bay Clean up (Partnered with I love a Clean San Diego and SECA)

We also

Had a presence at

  • Arboretum beautification day at Palomar
  • Earth Day event at Palomar

Worked on

  • Our websites


  • Recylcing/Facilities director here at Palomar to find out about what is currently happening on campus
  • Cal State San Marcos in an effort to learn about their recycling programs and find out why they've won Recycle Mania for three consecutive years

We are looking forward to this summer and to our next meeting June 13.


Kimberly B. Herman

April 26 Saturday

6th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup

9 AM - 12 PM
Location TBD: Escondido?, CA Cleanup Sites

April is Earth Month and I Love A Clean San Diego is celebrating by hosting the 6th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup, presented by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors through the support of Supervisor Pam Slater-Price and Supervisor Greg Cox. Take pride in your city by joining fellow volunteers on Saturday April 26th from 9am to 12noon as we comb beaches, bays, parks, canyons, and urban areas.

April 25, 2008

Hello everyone!

We are excited about this Saturday's Creek to Bay Cleanup in Oceanside, check your inbox for more info. I sent the same flyer that is posted around campus out to everyone's email.

Also The California Clean Innovation event is going on in LA, with talks about a field trip in the works. Check our our Updates Page for more info.

Please refer to our Updates, Events, and Google Group Discussion Page for information about what we are up to and what we have done.

Also if you are visiting our site for the first time, don't forget to join our mailing list by visiting our Google site HERE and creating a free google account to join our mailing list which is fast and easy. It is the best way to stay up-to-date with our activities.

See you around campus, at one of our events, or at our next meeting!


Kimberly b. Herman

April 25,2008

The Board Member meeting (Alex, Ed and I) went well last Friday and we all agreed on several key points. Alex is really focusing on improving the recycling program on campus and is looking for people interested in helping her with that. Ed will be meeting with the Recycling Director from our campus so if anyone has any questions they would like answered please email Ed. This weeks Earth Day event at Palomar was a success with several vendors providing information to students and a small presence from our club this year, with hopes for next year's event to be a more complete collaboration between our club and the ASG.

Our goals for the next few weeks are

  • Work on the recycling program on campus
  • Continue to communicate about, coordinate, and attend events on and off campus
  • Plan for our last meeting of the semester, Friday May 9th and see about a possible trip to the California Clean Innovation 2008 Info
  • Recruit new members and communicate with existing members about plans for the summer
  • Update our mailing list and keep it current

See you all this Saturday


Kimberly B. Herman

April 22 Tuesday

Palomar College Earth Day 2008

10 AM - 2 PM
Palomar College, San Marcos, CA Map
Contact: Jesse Lyn

We would like you join our celebration of this day we have set aside to remember the place we
call home. We will be having food, entertainment, and most of all fun! Our aim is to help
inform and educate our campus and community on how a little bit as well as a large amount of
consideration for our plant can make a difference to us and the area wild life. Your help and
participation would be greatly appreciated!! We look forward to working with you!

Please contact me for further information.

April 20 Sunday

EarthFair 2008

10 AM - 5 PM
Balboa Park

Our annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. EarthFair 2008 will be our 19th anniversary. Each year, the EarthFair draws around 60,000 visitors.

Produced by 400 volunteers, EarthFair features more than 200 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Kids’ Activity Area, five entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade (All Species Welcome) and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Parade and Show.

April 19 Saturday

Walmart 1 Million Reusable Bag Giveaway

8 AM
Various Locations, CA: Store Finder

As part of Earth Month 2008, Wal-Mart and Kellogg’s will be partnering to give away one million custom-made reusable shopping bags on Saturday, April 19th at 8AM local time*.

*While supplies last.

April 12 Saturday

Palomar College Arboretum Beautification Day

9 AM - 3 PM
Palomar College, San Marcos, CA Map
Contact: Russ Filbeck
760-744-1150 Ext. 2812

7th Annual Arboretum Beautification Day in celebration of Arbor Day. Come Join us for a day to re-vitalize our inspirational and beautiful nature preserve. Please bring your rake, shovel, gloves, sun screen and a hat. (other equipment will be provided)

Coffee and donuts to start the morning. A BBQ sausage lunch will be served near the Friendship Pavilion at noon in the Arboretum. Water will be provided throughout the work areas.

PLEASE RSVP Russ Filbeck by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, April 9th if you want to join the BBQ lunch.

April 4, 2008


Here are a few of the things I have been working on since our last meeting:

  • I have added a page to our site (with info to be organized by date for now) which you can view here

Click on http://groups.google.com/group/ieo-eso/web/architecture-urban-planning - or copy & paste it into your browser's address bar if that doesn't work.

  • I've edited and added text to my Think Green page which can be viewed Here
  • I have been in communication with Elisa of SECA and am planning a meeting with her this Wednesday. Everyone in our group is invited to join.

In addition to that, I will be meeting with Ed and with Alex sometime next week to discuss our once-monthly meeting which will be held next Friday at Palomar College in room SU-17. An agenda for that meeting will be up on our website shortly.

Finally Thank you to Ed and Melissa for their work on the Fusion Reactor tour and to all of the PEPSO members who could join us on the tour, which was a great success.

Great job all!


Kimberly B. Herman

First Meeting Adjourned March 18, 2008

Hello again! With our first meeting out of the way, our organization will be paving the way towards environmental awareness and looking into what we can do to become more sustainable. Topics discussed included water treatment, our recycling program on campus, green building, and guidelines that we, as students, can use to help the environment.

I have preserved the agenda for March 14, 2008 into a PDF file, and moved it to old-agendas-minutes, which can be found under the Meeting Docs menu on the top menu bar. You can also find our Minutes there as well. Feel free to add/edit information we have discussed in our meeting. Also, I have made an Updates page, which will be home of the updates you see here. This will hopefully make the homepage look less cluttered, and we can probably add other cool stuff on our homepage!

Lastly, I have two tasks that I am working on that will take priority over other tasks for me.

The first one is that I would like to hold an officer's meeting during Palomar College's Spring Break (March 22-30) to discuss the design for this website. Specifically, I would like to add some items to help with communication and education, but we are running out of room on our top menu bar. Also, we as designers of the website have design the website in the perspective of a first time viewer, with accessibility and attractiveness in mind.

The second task is to produce a business plan for our organization so we can start requesting funding for our projects. As a startup organization, we start with zero funds, and I will be looking into ways our organization can sell environmentally-friendly products or hosting events that will help with our fundraising efforts. I will also look into making a Donations e-jar so we can raise funds that way.

I hope everybody's doing well with mid-term exams (Palomar College) or finals (UCSD), and looking forward to an exciting Spring Break!

-Ed, March 18, 2008

March 12, 2008

Today's meeting with SECA (Student's for Environmental Conservation and Action) advisor Beth Pearson ( Her Homepage is Here ) went well.

We discussed our groups goals and introduced ourselves, and found out about SECA's plans for an Environmental Movie on April 15 at Palomar College. It will be in the New Science building room NS-135. We will have more info on our Events/Places page with the time and the film info as the date approaches.

Also, thank you to Ed who created our Polls page [ Current Poll ]. If any of you would like to submit a poll for the site feel free to contact one of us about it so we can help you do it.

I am working on integrating our http://groups.google.com/group/ieo-eso site and this site together. This can be a way for us to all communicate and host discussions publicly. Look for an email invite to this group from google soon.

Finally, we are all looking forward to our meeting on Friday at 11am in room SU-17 at Palomar College. Since our group is geared for the busy student, this is our only meeting this month. We will be communicating mostly through email and through our website in between meetings. Looking forward to seeing you then!


Kimberly b. Herman

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