2016 Housing Team - Week 9


Written by Pamela Lim

9th week already - the quarter went by so fast! The Housing Team is wrapping up some mini projects as we approach the halfway point for ESLP. The bulk of our Product Recommendations List is complete. We will seek some input from our advisors and clean up the formatting, then the list will be ready for presentation and distribution. We are also applying for the TGIF Mini Fund, and our application just needs a little bit more editing to be finished.

We are well underway in planning our spring quarter, which will focus on education. We will be presenting to UCLA Housing and Residential Life staff about the green office supplies we selected, and hope to encourage and convince them to consistently purchase and use these sustainable alternatives. We are also seeking some feedback on these products. So far, we have begun discussing the details of our setup; we plan on hosting Lunch and Learn presentations and giving out samples.

Last week we had a call with Trent Larson, the UCLA OfficeMax Representative. He got us access to the OfficeMax catalog that UCLA staff uses through BruinBuy, and told us that OfficeMax is able to provide our team with some samples of green office supplies to distribute to staff members (yay!).

Things are moving forward really well for Housing Team! Our stakeholder Emma Sorrell is very helpful, available, and receptive, and the timeline of our project is holding up. We’re excited to launch our recommendation list next quarter with the educational component of our project! :)