University of Connecticut students and staff have not taken the phrase "go green" lightly. Instead, both students and staff of the university have embraced the phrase and combined it with on-campus housing.
The popularity of on-campus housing on the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut combined with a heightened awareness of environmental issues has resulted in a broader choice in housing, starting next semester. Commonly referred to as "EcoHouse," UConn students are able to live in a learning community with a strong focus on the environment. A student doesn't need to be a science major to live in EcoHouse, all he or she needs is a strong will and commitment to making a difference on the UConn Campus.
"EcoHouse" plans to launch next fall with nearly 120 students residing, a combination of underclassmen and upperclassmen. These 120 students will be chosen from a variety of academic majors, a diversity that should help show different perspectives on each environmental issue.
Students living in "EcoHouse" will be required to attend a seminar along with a number of community events each semester. Events range from assisting with the University Climate Action Plan
to hosting or attending environmental movie nights. "EcoHouse" puts UConn one step closer to "going green" and taking strides to help the environment.
Side note: Good luck to the UConn Women's Basketball team as they fight for the National Championship! Go Huskies!