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Hometown news: Students for the Environment

Bemidji, Minn.  (Nov. 4, 2011) - Students for the Environment (SFE) is a student-run organization that focuses on environmental issues, on and off the Bemidji State University campus. Meetings are held weekly to explore various aspects of sustainability, and environmental issues. Through volunteer work, campaigns, projects, SFE strives to educate students on campus, promote lifestyle changes, and advocates for a healthier planet. In 2009 and 2010, SFE won the Outstanding Student Organization Program (Do It In the Dark) award.

The SFE is based out of the Bemidji State Sustainability Office that serves as a facilitator in the University’s move towards sustainability. Through a collaborative process involving staff, students, faculty and administrators, and SFE and the Sustainability Office work towards making Bemidji State a more ecologically and economically sustainable campus community.

For more information email or call (218) 755-2560.

Bemidji |56601| John Lembrick, senior, environmental studies

Bemidji |56601| Brett Cease, senior

Bemidji |56601| Ashley Phoenix, senior, environmental studies



Mankato |56001| Hannah Hutchins, senior, president, environmental studies

Watertownn |55388| Emily Johnson, senior, vice president, philosophy

Northfield |55057| John Frazier, junior, design technology

Scandia |55073| Seamus Glewwe, senior, criminal justice

Blaine |55014| Ben Matykiewicz, sophomore, biology

Young America |55397| Rachel Pilipauskas, senior, nursing

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.