Make the end of the school year greener
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 21:40
At Wesleyan University, a program called Waste Not!, organized by several committees of the university community, is committed to making our end of the school year and graduation ceremony environmentally friendly. The students who volunteer for the program work through the last few weeks of school cleaning up the university, encouraging reuse of dorm and residence items, and generally helping set greener standards for the end-of-year process.
Every student is encouraged to join Waste Not!, working as many or as few hours. Participating students will be given free housing and a few meals. Students and faculty who volunteer for this program can enjoy the opportunity to work outside in the beautiful April-May sunshine, watch their friends and peers graduate, and contribute greatly to improving the University’s environmental standards during one of its busiest and most exciting times of the year.
There are so many benefits to this wonderful program! Why not start something like Waste Not! at your school?
Check out these links for more information:
• EON: Projects and resources from Wesleyan's Environmental Organizers Network
• Waste Not! Find out what it is and how not to waste.