About Us

G.R.E.E.N. G.R.A.S.S., established in 2011, is a blog solely belonging to and published by Glendon Roots and Shoots (GRAS), a student-run club at Glendon College, York University since 2006. The purpose of this blog is to help us further foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote an understanding of cultures and beliefs and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for the environment, animals and the human community through the support and articles submissions of fellow Glendonites.

From all of the execs this year, THANK YOU for visiting our blog! Please help spread the word and together let’s live more sustainably for a better GREENER future for generations to come.

What green initiatives are being done at the Glendon campus? Here is the website: http://www.glendon.yorku.ca/green/english/index.php

What is GRAS’s mission?

GRAS exists to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote an understanding of cultures and beliefs and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for the environment, animals and the human community within Glendon itself and beyond. Essentially, we are a club that focuses on promoting positive social change, one that works towards sustainable development and advocating for ethical practices.

Annual Traditions and Events of GRAS:

  • Campus-Shoreline Clean-up
  • Trick or Eat Halloween Food Drive
  • Semester Bake Sale
  • Movie-Smoothies Nights
  • Clothing Swap
  • World Water Day
  • Annual Semi-Formal
  • Eco-Conference
  • Forest Nature Walks
  • Campaign Awareness Tabling

How to get involve with or contact GRAS?
Friend us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter 
Watch our videos on YouTube
Email us at glendon.roots.and.shoots@gmail.com
Are you a York University student? Sign up as member here.

Etymology:
The Founder of G.R.E.E.N. (Glendon Residences’ Environmental E-Newsletter), Colvin V. Chan, decided to create a similar blog press for Glendon Roots and Shoots when he became GRAS’s Primary Contact for the 2011-2012 school year. Thus the name incorporates this history, while merging the two environmental groups on Glendon campus, the Residences’ and GRAS, by adding G.R.A.S.S. to it; the last ‘S’ stands for ‘Serial’. The new blog is nicely stylized with the initials as G.R.E.E.N. G.R.A.S.S. (green grass), which gives an overall naturalistic impression to the blog and emphasize our interests in environmentalism, nature, sustainability, and the ‘green movement’.

Glendon Roots and Shoots is a chapter of the global Roots and Shoots program founded by renowned primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace Dr. Jane Gooall, hence the club’s name.

 

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