Wed, 02 Dec 2015 06:17:00 CST — by: Valeria Bridgewater
Sewanee greek life competed in a recycling challenge to promote awareness about waste management and recycling.
Sewanee student organizations sponsored a Greek Recycling Challenge this Homecoming Weekend. Greek organizations were challenged to collect as many aluminum cans as possible for the chance to win a $550 gift card to Chik-Fil-A. After the weekend’s festivities, 5 participating sororities and 1 fraternity weighed their bags of cans, which totaled 200 pounds. Kappa Omega was victor with 98 pounds, and Theta Kappa Phi came in second with 58 pounds. Through events such as this, we hope to promote awareness to our student body and alumni about the waste produced and opportunities for recycling.
This event was organized by John Fisher, a senior senator on student government, and was sponsored by students from the Student Government Association, Interfraternity and Intersorority Council, Order of the Gownsmen, and the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability. “This was a good start towards Greek involvement in recycling. We hope to increase participation in our green challenge next semester,” Sustainability Fellow Lee McElroy commented.