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The Kent State Biology Club, open to any students interested in biology, concentrates on various topics, including conservation and zoology. The club goes on field trips, listens to group speakers and participates in hands-on activities. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/ksuzoocon or http://www.kent.edu/csi/organizations/educational/biology-club.cfm.
C.R.I.C.K. (Cuyahoga Watershed Research Information and Conservation at Kent State)
C.R.I.C.K. is an organization on campus that works with the Center for Ecology and Natural Resource Sustainability (CENRS) to “unite students, faculty and environmental leaders from multiple disciplines for the purpose of engaging in research on the Cuyahoga River Watershed.” The group participates in restoration projects, workshops and meetings. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/CRICKKENT or http://crickkent.webs.com.
Environmental Conservation Group
Then Environmental Conservation Group started in Spring 2014. ECG focuses on aiding and hosting environmental conservation projects on campus and in the community. ECG partners with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park through Operation Restoration, the Portage County Park District, and Kent State's Office of Sustainability. http://www.kentwired.com/ksubuzz/article_efa52d70-afbf-11e3-949b-0017a43b2370.html?mode=jqm
Kent Interhall Council (KIC)
KIC is a residence hall association that unites individual hall councils on campus to “create a structured environment for residents.” The group is not focused on sustainability but advocates several sustainability programs, such as RecycleMania. For more information about KIC, visit http://kic.kent.edu
Kent State Environmental Society
The Kent State Environmental Society is a student organization on the Kent campus that concentrates on education, awareness, and action in order to impart a sense of social and environmental responsibility in both life at home and on campus. Learn about sustainable practices and engage in activities which will help to build a more sustainable, eco-friendly foundation for the future. ksuenvironmentalsociety.wordpress.com
Kent State’s local Net Impact chapter for graduate students is housed in the College of Business Administration. According to the organization’s website, Net Impact works “for a sustainable future” by “empowering a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world.” Members go on business tours, volunteer, listen to guest speakers, go to sustainability conferences and participate in fundraisers. For more information, visit www.kent.edu/business/StudentOrgs/netimpact/index.cfm.
U.S. Green Building Council Student Chapter (USGBC)
Founded in 2011, USGBC’s local Kent chapter strives to “educate members about green building and sustainable technologies, encouraging the community to be more sustainability minded.” The group has an architectural focus but accepts students of any major. Members volunteer, listen to guest speakers and tour colleges and buildings.For more information, visit http://www2.kent.edu/csi/organizations/academic/kent-state-university-usgbc.cfm or www.facebook.com/pages/USGBC-Students-Kent-State-University/198336493529751 or www.usgbc.org.