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Environmental Law Society
Week of February 1-5

Spring General Meetings!

Welcome back ELS!
The ELS day division meeting will be held next Tuesday, 2/2, from 12:00-12:45pm in Room 155.
The ELS evening division meeting will be held next Wednesday, 2/3, from 3:00-4:00pm in Room 370.
Pizza will be served! Attend either or both (same program, more pizza . . .).
Bring Friends! This is a great time to get involved in ELS.
There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting for Sierra Club Lobby Day (see below).  It is very important that we get an estimate of how many people are interested.  If you think you might want to go, please sign up at the meeting or respond to this e-mail ASAP. Thanks! 
A big 'thank you' to ELS Member Shannon Beebe, for planning this event.

Lobby Day with Sierra Club!

ELS is mobilizing a group of students to accompany Sierra Club on Lobby Day. ELS members who attended Lobby Day last year said it was a unique experience that they really enjoyed.
This year, Lobby Day will be on Wednesday, March 10th and Thursday, March 11th.  
Example Schedule 
3/10:  4:00pm -7:00pm - Amtrak or drive to Springfield
3/10:  7:00pm and after - Dinner and briefing at the hotel.  Jen (the organizer) and Jack Darin (the head of the Sierra's Chicago office and professional lobbyist) will give a presentation on how to lobby, brief you on 3-5 issues, and divide us into groups of 3-4 based on constituency
3/11:  7:30am - 9:00am - Breakfast, meet politicians, discuss bills
3/11:  9:00am - 1:00pm - Hit the floor. We will visit the Capital and Federal Buildings, trying to speak with congressman before lunch
3/11:  12:00pm - 1:00pm - Over 100 organizations, including Sierra Club, will attend lunch together
3/11:  1:00pm - 3:00pm - Calling congressman out of session to discuss bills between votes
3/11:  3:00pm - 4:00pm - Final recap
Adjusted Cost
ELS is working with SBA to provide funding for the event. Depending on interest, we may also hold an ELS fundraiser to suppliment cost.
We anticipate the cost to members will be between $20 -$45, depending on interest and fundraising - a bargain, when you consider the actual cost (below).
Actual Cost

For $70, Sierra Club will offer a shared hotel room, $115 for a single room.  Dinner, breakfast, and lunch are included.  Amtrak tickets are $18+tax each way. However, many ELS Members have offered to car pool.
Cost/person: $70 (hotel, meals) + $40 (Amtrak - no carpool) = $110.

2009-2010 T-Shirt Design Contest!

Submission Deadline: Noon on March 12, 2010

First Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Publican Restaurant and YOUR design on this year's shirt!

The contest is open to ALL currently-enrolled Chicago-Kent students. This is the perfect opportunity to show off your creative side and your design skills! You could even win a fabulous prize in the process!

  • The fine print: The winning design will be creative, imaginative, and incorporate the Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society in some way. Designers are welcome to select their own imagery. A broad color palette of shirts and ink is available for use in the design. 
  • The even finer print: All designs must be original. No copyrighted designs, logos, or slogans may be submitted. Team submissions are fine, but only one gift certificate will be awarded. All designs must be submitted on or before the deadline. No late submissions will be considered. The winning design will be selected by the ELS Board of Directors.
  • For details on available ink/shirt colors, technical requirements for file types, and the like, please email Kate Thomas at or

Questions? --

If you have any questions about ELS, please feel free to email Jennifer Schaffer (ELS secretary) at or check out our web page at


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