OCT 2014: The Spectrum reports that the Student Environmental Network (EN) has launched a petition to ban Styrofoam use within the UB Commons.
MAR 2015: The Professional Staff Senate (PSS) joins with EN. Representatives from both groups meet with each Commons vendor and deliver letters stating concerns and presenting alternative solutions.
DEC 2015: Students deliver follow-up letters to Commons vendors. Some vendors express an interest in alternatives, but none take action.
NOV 2015: PSS unanimously passes a resolution titled “Greening the Commons”.
FEB 2016: The Spectrum reports on the PSS Resolution: New UB initiative aims to ‘green’ The Commons
APR 2016: The Faculty Senate unanimously passes the Greening the Commons resolution.
NOW: Faculty, students and staff launch a flyer campaign to encourage UB Commons to eliminate the use of Styrofoam; voice their concerns that venders serve food in safe and compostable/recyclable containers; and to patronize and promote vendors who have eliminated Stryofoam and who provide recycling options to their customers.