By: Amanda Harris
“I have made so many compassionate friends through this club, who care about the planet and animals,” leader of the Environmental Club Mary Shaw said. “It’s very refreshing to know that there are other students trying to make a difference in this world.”
Some activities the Environmental Club participates in raising awareness on important issues concerning the environment, screening documentaries such as Cowspiracy & Plant Pure Nation, having guest speakers, volunteering and participating in protests. They also coordinate Earth Day on campus and provide a support group for people who are interested in a plant based/cruelty free diet. Trips are being planned that involve visiting an animal sanctuary, going to a cave and stargazing.
Around campus, the Environmental Club campaigns for better recycling and more sustainable foods in the cafeteria along with getting rid of Styrofoam. The club is also trying to start a garden on campus for students.
Currently, the club is doing a phone drive for charity where all the pro ts will be donated to the Safe Haven women’s shelter. The club has previously discussed eco-friendly living, green energy and sustainable food.
The next club meeting will be March 22 at 3 p.m. in BA 114.