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Bicycle Kitchen

Spokesperson: Madeline Franz

The Bicycle Kitchen’s most direct mission is to provide Smith Collegewith bicycle rentals and bike maintenance education. More broadly, we see the Bicycle Kitchen as a forum for providing a form of environmentally friendly transportation and promoting bike love in all aspects. The Bicycle Kitchen is located in the basement of the gym, past the pool entrance.

BikeFix'n hours happen twice a week for two hours at a time.  The hours change every semester and can be found on our website. We help people learn how to fix their own bikes so that students do not have to rely on bike maintenance services. Common problems include, but are not limited to; flat tire repairs, chain cleaning, breaks, shifting, and general bike cleaning.

We occasionally host more formal workshops this semester. Topics will include how to ride a bike, how to change a flat, basic mechanical skills and more. We are also hoping to host fun activities like group rides around the valley, craft workshops and movie nights.  Anyone interested in Bike Kitchen should come to fix'n hours or email us at bikes@smith.edu.

Green Team

President: Siiri Bigalke

The Green Team is a student-led coalition, open to all students, dedicated to fostering sustainability at Smith by educating and supporting the campus community in efficient use of finite natural resources, attaining the greatest possible efficiencies and preventing pollution. The Green Team works with many areas of Smith's operations, including construction, transportation, purchasing, materials use, energy use and waste management in seeking to transform the college's practices. Additionally the group works to engage the Smith community in environmental issues beyond the bounds of Smith's campus. Meetings are held every other Thursday evening at CEEDS.

Engineers for a Sustainable World - Smith Chapter

President: Maya Kutz

The Smith Chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World was founded in 2005 and has since worked on projects both on campus, in the surrounding community, and in Haiti. We seek to bring together students from different backgrounds and majors to work on projects that can make a positive difference and raise environmental awareness in the surrounding community and on Smith campus.

Currently we are working on several projects. On campus, we are working on a cargo cycle for dining services and an assessment of water contamination from lawn chemicals. Off campus, we are collaborating with the ESW chapter of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to design a sustainable building from shipping containers in Haiti. If you are interested in learning more about our organization or projects, please contact us at eswsmith@smith.edu.

Smith College Community Garden

President: Isabel Cochran

The Smith College Community Garden works a plot of land between Northrup-Gillett and Lamont Houses. The Smith College Community Garden seeks to provide opportunities to all students and Smith community members to engage with the land and with their food in order to address issues of environmental sustainability. Through a variety of events members can gain an understanding of the planting process, building various structures, harvest and food preservation. Email Isabel to find out when meetings and workshops will be held.