SGEA (Student Green Energy Association)
Mission: The Student Green Energy Association hopes to full fill Greener's dreams of being more sustainable, thereby leaving less of a trace and helping preserve the state of our Earth.
The aim of the Student Green Energy Association is to provide a learning space for Evergreen students to explore and research green energies, with potential campus applications in mind. Green Energies as mention include but are not limited to: wind, solar, hydro, biofuels (biodiesel), biogasification, and green/natural building methods.
The Student Green Energy Association (SGEA) assembled in October of 2009 and became an official S&A group in January 2010. We are focused on promoting student involvement for green energy projects on campus, and creating a coordination with Faculty and all other campus resources to this end.
The SGEA is a continuation of a legacy on campus. The Biodiesel club has been an ongoing effort since 2004, working closely with the Organic Farm to turn campus WVO (waste vegetable oil) into fuel for the farm’s two tractors. The program has been handed down multiple times, providing educational opportunities for many. The previous group went by ”the Renewable Energy Research Group” of which the current biodiesel coordinator, Andrew York, and current SGEA member Mike Schumacher, were a part of.
As member interest grows in other forms of sustainable energy technologies we plan to host speakers and hands on workshops on those topics to further widen our horizons and deepen our knowledge of the technologies of the future. Field trips to related sites (wind farms, solar installation company, architectural examples, biodiesel processors, conventions) will supplement our learning by experiencing working world forms of our aspirations.
To contact an SGEA coordinator email: email@example.com