The UA Environmental Council is an environmental advocacy and awareness organization devoted to tackling local, national, and global environmental issues. For student officers on the council, solutions to global issues start locally. “By showing strong environmental leadership at UA, we can inspire other communities and institutions to be better as well,” proclaimed council president Garrett Kennedy.
The organization plans to focus first on community-based solutions on campus and then build towards initiatives with a wider impact. “Right now, we are working on banning Styrofoam and single-use plastics from on-campus vendors and dining halls,” explained Rilyn Todd, the organization’s director of activism and education. “We are also starting a project to build a community garden on campus, which could help localize some of our food production.”
Students interested in getting involved with these initiatives and more can attend the council’s annual Green Week from February 23-26. The organization has planned a series of educational and engaging activities and service projects.
Students of all majors are encouraged to attend any of the following Green Week events:
Wednesday, February 23
Screening of “Normal is Over”
Bevill Building, Room 0009
Thursday, February 24
North Lawn Hall, Room 1018
Friday, February 25
Student Center Plaza & Residential Village
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Recycling Center Tour
UA Recycling Center
Saturday, February 26
For updates on Green Week events, follow the UA Environmental Council on Instagram.