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Student Society for Environmental Engineering

This page is devoted to the organization and activities of the student society in Environmental Engineering.
SEVEN encourages anyone of any major who is interested in finding sustainable solutions to environmental problems to come to our meetings!

OFFICERS Spring 2011

Bailey Leppek, co-president, junior EVEN
Lindsay Willman, co-president, senior EVEN

Spring 2011 meetings of SEVEN start on Tuesday Feb 1, and from that point every-other Tuesday (Feb. 15, March 1, March 15, Mar 29, April 12, April 26).
All meetings will be at 6 pm in ECOT 831.

SEVEN is also affiliated with the Rocky Mountain (RM) section of the Water Environment Federation (WEF)/American Water Works Assocation (AWWA). Specifically, we are affiliated with the Young Professionals committee of the RMWEA and RMSAWWA (RMYP). These meetings begin at 6:30 pm, same location. President: Deena Garland, faculty advisor: Angela Bielefeldt.

Spring activities of SEVEN/RMWEA/RMSAWWA will include tours of water and wastewater treatment plant, a t-shirt design competition, and future activities to help CU with its environmental and sustainability committment.

OFFICERS Fall 2010

Nicki Seminara, co-president, senior EVEN (graduated Dec. 2010)
Cameron Tuttle, co-president, senior EVEN (graduated Dec. 2010)

OFFICERS 2009/2010

Anna Herring, co-president, senior EVEN
Nicki Seminara, co-president, senior EVEN, contact:
Garrett Reilly, co-president, sophomore EVEN

Thursday Sept. 3, 7 pm, ECOT 831

Group meeting alternating Thursdays at 7 pm ECOT 831 (see bulletin board in the hallway by the Celestial Seasonings tea shop for a calendar)

First Event Fall 2009:
Boulder Creek cleanup and picnic, SAT Sept. 12 at biib

To subscrive to the SEVEN mailing list, send an email to:

put nothing in the subject line.
In the body of the email, put:

subscribe seven Your Full Name

Spring 2009 SEVEN purchased a sulfur allowance in the US EPA's annual auction. Thanks to SEVEN, one ton of sulfur dioxide is prevented from being emitted into our atmosphere this year. Money to fund this activity was raised by SEVEN members through three bake sales and a dinner. The following link to the US EPA's website has a summary of the 2009 auction: LINK

Over summer 2009, SEVEN conducted a cost-benefit analysis for the Engineering School and succeeded in transitioning the freshman orientation into a reduced waste event. The Fall 2009 orientation utilized mostly compostable/recyclable utensils and containers, and with help from SEVEN volunteers, diverted a large amount of waste from our landfills.  

Spring Break 2008

In March 2008 over spring break, several SEVEN members went on a five day rafting trip on the San Juan river in south-east Utah. The trip was a great success, and hopefully SEVEN will do a yearly trip like this.


SEVEN article in CUE 2008

Spring 2007: SEVEN meets every other Thursday at 6:00 pm in ECOT 831.
Email for more information.

Fall 2007: Sustainable CU Grant

The main SEVEN project in the fall 2007 semester was installing motion sensor lighting in Hellems. This project was funded by a Sustainable CU grant. SEVEN recognized that there is a need for this sort of project because frequently lights in classrooms are left on unnecessarily -- all night in some cases. Hopefully, this project will help the University save energy and money, as well as raise awareness about energy conservation.