Groups support recycling initiatives for SeptemberBy Laura Testino | 09/10/2014 11:59pm
RecycleBama, an SGA-led initiative, is encouraging the University to take more responsibility for its impact on the environment by implementing Sustainable September. CW | Hanna Curlette
Alicia Ollis, a senior majoring in communicative disorders and member of RecycleBama, said she hopes the Sustainable September project will inspire students to form environmentally friendly habits that outlast the month-long event.
“We’re aiming to celebrate the environment and raise awareness for opportunities that students and faculty have to move toward a greener and more responsible campus,” she said.
The Week of Action began on Monday and will conclude on Friday with a clean-up of Marr’s Spring Creek led by UAEco. Anyone interested in participating can meet at the Ridgecrest South courtyard 3 p.m. Friday.
“I hope that students will realize how much we rely on the environment for everything that happens in our daily lives,” Maddy Lewis, president of UAEco, said.
The Week of Appreciation, Sept. 15-19, will include tables set up on the Quad from each organization involved with Sustainable September as well as a photo contest with prizes.
The last week of Sustainable September, Sept. 22-26, will be the Week of Awareness. Week of Awareness will include free screenings of environmentally friendly films in the Ferguson Center as well as a campus scavenger hunt.
“This is our year of action – that’s our quote for the year,” Ollis said. “RecycleBama hopes that this will be the start of not only a greener campus but a more responsible campus in terms of recycling.”