By Deborah Dupre’, Examiner.com, via GP.org:
Green Party U.S.A. is launching College Greens, the new nationwide network of college Green Party chapters.
The Green Party aims to help all students, faculty members, alumni, and parents meet College Democrats’ and Young Republicans’ challenge by organizing a better, Greener option at schools.
The new College Greens webpage includes tools needed to organize a fully-functional, vibrant, active College Greens chapter – an organizing checklist, supplemental organizing handouts, sample flyers, links to a Facebook and Twitter page, an on-line form to sign for individuals and college chapters, plus an on-line donation form that helps support our effort.
The group is calling for people with experience with: Campus Greens organizing, faculty advisors, state or local Green Party coordinators, or leading another social justice or environmental groups.
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This effort is organized by the Green Party of the United States and any state or local Green Party that wishes to support a College Greens chapter.
The Green Party is not backed by any corporation, labor union, or advocacy group.
Campus Greens, an independent 501(c)4 organization unaffiliated with the Green Party, is not organizing chapters on a national level.
Any group once affiliated with Campus Greens is invited to affiliate themselves with College Greens.
This effort is not affiliated with any 501(c)4 organization.
Political groups at schools
College Greens encourages students to follow rules about what their school allows groups to do, but as long as you stay within these guidelines you should be fine.
"If there is a College Democrat or Republican group at your school, talk to them about how to operate within the rules. Find someone in the student affairs office to discuss the situation – make sure to always be nice, even if you don’t get the help you need," says Brian Bittner, registered Green Party member.
College Greens welcomes any group of students to organize a group at their school.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more answers about how to create greener America.
Learn more, take responsible action, and keep asking, "Why?" and "Why not?" If you know anyone still attending school, help them bring students together to form a group. You can e-mail email@example.com. Parents are encouraged to send theirr college student to the College Greens webpage. Need help starting a group? See http://www.gp.org/College-