Environmental club ‘trashes campus’


America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day set to encourage people to take the pledge.

Bottles, cans, cartons and boxes all hung from a single strand from tree to recycling bin in the academic quad. This caught attention the week of America Recycles Day, which took place on Friday, Nov. 15.

America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day set to encourage people to take the pledge to recycle and also inform people of what can be recycled.

Shippensburg University Environmental Club organized the display to represent a single stream of what items go into a recycling bin to inform the campus.

Environmental Club treasurer, Tyler Bennett explained, “We are trying to make people more aware of what can be recycled. We have a table where we are handing out candy with lists of what can be recycled to spread the word.”

The table also included recycled crafts that the club’s members made.

At its weekly meeting, the club discussed America Recycles Day but also other motivating news to the club.

The club was made the Student Association’s (S.A.) Member of the Month for October which means that the club will get acknowledged for its efforts.

The environmental club hosts many events such as creek cleanups, solar cookouts, Earth Day festival, and many more throughout the year.

All four officers: president Sarah Komisar, vice president Jim Mason, secretary Roderick Swan and treasurer Tyler Bennett, expressed their admiration for the club and thankfulness for the recognition. They also encouraged others to join.

“The club is to spread awareness and get the word out. We are preserving for future generations,” Swan said.

The club has taken initiative to get the word out with multiple events and the most recent, America Recycles Day.

Both Mason and Komisar also presented their reasoning for why others should join the environmental club, explaining that the club helps open up opportunities to learn but also make friends along the way.

Also stating that the club is not limited to those in a related major but is open to anyone who is interested.

With the approaching new semester, more events will be organized by the environmental club. The officers showed their enthusiasm for Earth Day in the upcoming semester which they hope will give initiative for others to join.

For more information on the environmental club contact Komisar at sk0454@ship.edu or visit the Facebook page.

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