Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Students celebrate Sustainability Week 2010

Students at the University of Illinois Springfield are learning how to become environmentally friendly during the 3rd annual Sustainability Week (Nov. 8-13).

“What we’re trying to do this week is bring attention to those things that we do, which leave us worse off for tomorrow,” said Nate Keener, president of Students Allied for a Greener Earth (S.A.G.E.).

The Campus Senate Committee on Sustainability (SCS) as well as S.A.G.E. is hosting the educational week. Events include a recycled art contest, a bike-to-work day and interactive games geared towards teaching students about recycling, harmful chemicals and water use.

“There’s so many little tips and tricks that we can do and even though we are somewhat becoming more green there’s so much more we can do,” said Carol Schulte, an active member of S.A.G.E. and SCS.

Read more about Sustainability Week events in a previous news release.

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