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Arisa Lohmeier

Arisa Lohmeier

Green Certification Intern

Office of Energy and Environment, Brown University

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Office of Energy and Environment, Brown University

Green Certification Intern

Developed Green Event Certification procedures and standards, three-tiered certification rating system, and resource guide for event planners. Oversees all events seeking Green Event Certification.

-Coordinates with event planners to certify their events and provide composting services
-Devised a campus-wide event composting solution and procedures, forging a partnership between Brown Hillel and Facilities Management
-Authored Green Event Certification website (pages: about us, resources)


Green Events is a student-driven initiative to promote and facilitate sustainable event planning at Brown University. We provide a simple framework for reducing waste, lowering our carbon footprint, supporting local businesses, and educating consumers.

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Brown University

Voss Environmental Fellow

Collaborative independent research in ecology

Brown University

Lab Assistant-Environmental Change Initiative

Assisted with Carlo Erba gas chromatography for project investigating nutrient cycling in old growth and secondary forests in Western Mexico.
-Foil balling, micro balance, Wiley Mill (leaf litter grinding), and data entry

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Brown University Market Shares Program

Logistics Coordinator

Managed weekly share pick up: oversaw set up of distribution center, revised and improved share distribution procedures for 300+ shareholders.
-Recruited, trained, scheduled, and managed 30+ volunteers for weekly shifts.
-Purchased special items and arranged promotional tastings for local vendors
-Contributed to organizational mission and goals and decisions regarding purchasing, volunteers, subsidized program, outreach, communication, and fundraising.


Market Shares is a student-run, campus-based food distribution program that connects the Brown Community with regional producers through affordable weekly shares of local, sustainable produce, dairy, and meat.

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Brown University Dining Services

Cashier

Cashiered at six campus eateries, assisted customers, restocked inventory, opened and closed.

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A Better World by Design

Sustainability Coordinator

-Strengthened sustainable event practices: upheld zero waste standards, sourced and highlighted primarily local, 100% vegetarian food, communicated sustainability measures
-Planned eight meals, two snack-breaks, and lounge snacks that featured six local Providence restaurants and vendors

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Brown University

Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award

Collaborative independent research in ecology and environmental science

Brown University

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Environmental Science

Duke University