Troy University celebrates Earth Week with events, recycling drive

Posted: Tuesday, 22 April 2014

TROY - Troy University's students, faculty and staff are going green for Earth Week 2014 and continuing its recycling efforts on the Troy Campus.

This year, offices were targeted to make an extra push at recycling, curbing the University's carbon footprint. The recycling effort is being led by Dean of Students Herbert Reeves.

"We recognize the need for recycling and many of our offices do so on a regular basis," Reeves said. "We want to actively demonstrate just how much of what we use daily can be recycled."

On Friday, recycling bags will be picked up and placed in special recycling trailers just to show how much can be recycled.

Also spearheading Earth Week is the University's Environmental Club, which sponsors a tent on the quad each day except Thursday, when a special seminar is being conducted in the Math and Science Complex, room 318, by Dr. Carrie Miller on "Environmental Chemistry" from noon until 12:45 p.m.

Wednesday's focus will be snakes, lizards and frogs from 10 a.m. until noon at the tent. Free animal print bracelets, Earth Week buttons and stickers, reusable shopping bags, tie-dye shirt making games and free potted plants are available at the tent daily, and visitors may vote for a favorite nature photo.

The Environmental Club Earth Week activities are funded with a grant from Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education.