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Green College is home to many informal resident groups and committees, some of them relatively stable, others changing with the years and the dominant interests of residents.

Current Resident Groups and Committees

Arts Committee: The Arts Committee provides a variety of ways for people to experience and appreciate arts at the College, such as talks, musical performances, creative activities for residents and Society Members, and exhibits. The Arts Committee has a growing history of producing “Coffee House” events at the College to showcase member talent. There is also a longstanding tradition of theatrical events.
2012/13 Committee Chair:

Green Committee: The Green Committee increases environmental awareness of Green College residents and leads initiatives for residents to decrease their environmental impact. The Committee continues to build partnerships with other environmental organizations on campus and aspires to become a more prominent advocate for a low-impact university community. This committee also shares and coordinates community garden space on grounds with the Green College Dining Society.
2012/13  Committee Chair: R & Timothy Baird

Outreach Committee: The Outreach Committee is dedicated to helping the local and global community by arranging volunteer opportunities, raising awareness of social concerns, and initiating fundraising events. The Outreach Committee is assigned responsibility to clear and donate items that accumulate in the common Laundry area.
2012/13  Committee Chair: & M

Reading Room Committee: The Reading Room Committee acquires and catalogues reading materials for the Reading Room in Graham House, and is responsible for keeping the collection in order. Each year, the committee surveys residents to determine which publications to subscribe to.
2012/13  Committee Chair: adia Stennes-Spidahl

Social Committee: The Social Committee organizes social events at the College, such as pub nights and seasonal parties. It is also responsible for the programming of major annual social events, including the Welcome Dinner, Winter Gala, and Spring Gala. Under the Social Committee, smaller groups have formed such as College Vert (promoting French-themed dinners and films, and conversational French) and the Welcome Committee (tasked with organizing “welcome” events for September).
2012/13  Committee Chair: aroline Grego

Sports Committee: The Sports Committee strives to provide members of the College with a variety of sporting opportunities, both recreational and organized, for individuals and teams. In addition to planning sports events at the College such as Soccer Sundays, the Committee promotes participation in external competitions such as UBC’s Legacy Games and the Vancouver Sun Run. It also provides an extensive collection of sporting equipment and games for College members to borrow, including a pair of nets that can be used for both soccer and hockey.
2012/13  Committee Chair:

Green College Players: The Green College Players is the College's theatrical company that mounts one show each year. The show is acted, directed, produced and designed by members of Green College, and well attended by the wider UBC community. In the past two years, the production has been classically inclined: two years ago, The Importance of Being Earnest lit up our makeshift stage, and this past year A Midsummer Night's Dream captured the hearts of the company and audience alike.

2012/13  COMMITTEE CHAIR: Jessica Rose

Special Purpose Committees

Health and Safety Committee: The Health and Safety Committee’s core duties each year are to update the fire and safety plans of the College, assign floor/fire wardens in each building, conduct the fire drill, and work on additional health and safety improvements as needed. This committee is chaired by the Administration Manager and made up primarily from resident volunteers.

Common Kitchen Committee: The Common Kitchen Committee is a task-force of resident volunteers who help coordinate the use of the Common Kitchen as a safe and hygienic shared space. They organize the inventory and labour (chores) in maintaining the kitchen, while providing a venue for suggestions of improvements and concerns. The committee consists of no more than 5 resident representatives, but may keep additional members as alternates. 
2012/13  Committee Chair: 

Welcome COMMITTEE: The Welcome Committee is a task-force of resident volunteers who help coordinate and execute the "Welcome" activities each summer for September. These activities are comprised of a variety of "icebreaker," community-learning, and fun events to seed the College's community spirit. Over the year they answer non-procedural questions to prospective and incoming members about life at the College from a resident perspective. 
2012/13  Committee Chairs: D & A

College vert COMMITTEE: The College Vert Committee is a task-force of resident volunteers who help coordinate and execute French-themed dinners and films, and conversational French. 
2012/13  Committee Chair: Francis Viel