June 18, 2024

Wittenberg’s environmentally friendly organization, The Green Club, has revamped not only its name, but its activities to get students on campus involved in helping the environment.

The Green Club, which used to be called POWER, has recently dwindled in club participation and awareness on campus. With a new executive board and more members, the club is hoping to make a reappearance on campus, making Wittenberg more of an environmentally-friendly campus.

Jason Collins, ’20 and vice president, along with fellow club members, have devised a scavenger hunt in October to promote the club and spread its awareness message.

“In the past couple of years, the president and club think that the club has been decreasing in size, so we wanted a good activity to spread our club’s awareness and existence,” Collins said. “We want to hold more events to show people who we are and to get involved.”

One of the club’s first activities of the year will be held on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. starting at the CDR. The Scavenger Event will feature six spots around campus most renown for their beauty.

“Students will walk around campus’ nicer areas, mostly forested areas,” Collins said.

The main draw for the event will be promoting the environment around campus, especially in the hopes of students keeping it clean.

“The main inspiration of the Scavenger Hunt was appreciating the campus,” Collins said. “We have a very nice campus, which I think most of us immediately noticed when we came for our visits. We wanted to have an event that could allow you to take a break from your work for a little to have fun with friends using our aesthetically pleasing campus.”

Students can sign up in teams, size to be determined, and solve riddles at six spots all across campus. The winner, or winners, will receive a gift card.

Other than the scavenger hunt, The Green Club will be active across campus, particularly hoping to add more recycling bins all across campus to encourage recycling.

“Campus has a two percent recycling rate, which is terrible,” Collins said.

Along with adding new recycling bins, the club hopes to spend time out on the streets picking up trash, volunteering at local animal shelters and volunteering at Promise Neighborhood.

Interested students can contact Collins at collinsj12@wittenberg.edu as well as follow The Green Club’s social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The club also has office hours on Thursdays from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Hollow.


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