Agency:Gulf Restoration Network
Contact: Leanne Sarco
Descriptions: 1.Organize participation in the Save Our Cypress campaign leading to a campaign victory 2. Increase visibility and profile of the GRN in your city and state 3. Develop your organizing skills
Product of Partnership: save our cypress campaign
Final Product Special Instructions:Campus/Public Outreach • Develop background knowledge of the cypress issue, monitor local developments, and create campaign materials (stickers, posters, etc.) • Recruit concerned citizens and students to volunteer in all aspects of the campaign • Conduct community coalition-building efforts to strengthen the campaign and the GRN • Organize regular publicity events (tabling, street theatre, movie screenings, demonstrations, etc.) Campus Campaign • Develop strategic plan for banning cypress mulch on campus • Build campus support (student orgs, faculty, SGA, etc.) for a “no cypress mulch” policy • Work with campus administration to pass and implement policy Direct Pressure • Collect post-cards and emails to pressure Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Lowe’s • Hold local demonstrations, brochure hand-outs, etc. at retail outlets • Use local media, through news releases, media events, LTE’s, and op-eds, to raise campaign visibility • Participate in Gulf-wide call-in days and coordinated actions
This service activity is availble for Service learning students Intern students Volunteers.
Students allowed to take pictures or video.
Minimum Service Hours per month: 20
Minimum Positions: 1
Students will work independently at various sites throughout New Orleans
Check-in at the site: Students will work independently but will be in contact with supervisor regularly
Students track their hours at site: via timesheet
Students will work unsupervised:Interns will work independently
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org