Recycling and the “Go Green” Campaign

By Megan Davis

megan-davis@mocs.utc.edu

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (UTC/ The Loop) – Staff and students have cleaned up their acts in an effort to enforce UTC’s “go green” campaign.

Students have played a role in the campus clean-up by actively recycling and even creating clubs that highlight environment awareness.

“We have two organizations on campus that I know of,” Chelsey Provenza, a Jefferson City, Tenn. Junior, said. “One is a committee. I don’t know the exact name of it, but I think it’s Sustainability. The other one is an environment protection club, specifically for students who are interested in recycling and things like that.”

Click here to listen to Chelsey Provenza talk about Recycling

Housing also contributed to the recycling effort by giving students blue recycling bins when they moved in.

One Resident Assistant that encouraged students to take advantage of these bins was Emily Dean, a Murfreesboro, Tenn. Junior.

As part of the housing staff Dean had an influence on the clean-up efforts and offered tips to improve the “go green” campaign.

“I can bring my ideas to RHA and tell them that we definitely need more recycling bin facilities that are bigger because I cannot fit a jug of milk in the plastic ones,” Dean said. “It’s just too small.”

Dean said that if students have concerns or suggestions about anything on campus including recycling that they should contact a Residence Hall Association representative.

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