Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Residents edueate themselves on preserving the planet
If we talk to anyone from our parents' generation about the importance of the three R's,
they'll reminisce about
school days when the benefits of Reading, 'Riting,
and 'Rithmetic were
drilled into their minds.
Because of the continued
abuse inflicted upon our
planet, reducing, reusing,
and recycling have become the three R's of our
RA's and residents alike were extremely concerned about
the environment and our
continual misuse of our
Teri Jefferson, an RA in
Law Hall was determined
to educate residents on
the precarious condition
of the planet and the responsibility we must each
take to insure Earth a future.
Jefferson held a
program that addressed
what residents could do
to help protect and preserve the environment.
Those who attended were
first treated to a Dr. Seuss
film about "The Lorax",
an animated figure who
"wishes to speak for the
trees that have no tongue."
She advised students to
"take some advice from
the Lorax: if we don't
speak for the trees, no one
After seeing the
film, sophomore Shanna
Walker felt disturbed: "The
Onceler (the villain of the
film) was too much like
big corporations today,"
she said, "they produced
so much waste and recycled so little of it."
Area Coordinator, Bryan
Burns spoke about the residence halls' fledgling recycling program. Burns
urged residents to recycle
correctly; bins were located in each Quadrangle,
the Towers and Cougar
Place. Only aluminum
cans, white paper, and
newspapers could be recycled. Burns also emphasized individual effort,
for example, buying recycled paper and reducing unnecessary use of
Despite the zealous
efforts of individuals like
Jefferson and Burns, the
school was still experiencing a financial loss by participating in the recycling
program on such a small
level. But, in the words of
Burns, "We're looking towards the future."
One might wonder,
since the university was
suffering a loss and the program only reached a fraction of the student body,
was it truly worth it?
"Well," sighed Alicia
Russo, freshman, "we had
to start somewhere."
-LaGuana K. Gray
Tower Residents, Karen Carter,
sophomore political science major, and Jeff Froese, junior pharmacy major, recycels newspapers.
They knew the importance of recycling. Photo by Joyetta D. Johnson.
Quad Residents David Gowdy,
undeclared freshman, recycles
cans while Curtis Reynolds, HRM
sophomore, recycle newspapers.
Photo by LaGuana Gray.
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Archie. Debbie Vallarreal.ThomathanGood, Maria Murthy, Brian LaPorte,
Eric Pena (RA). Photo by Mark Lac)
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Witkowski, Abigail Graydon, Colleen Truitt, [oel Carathers, Michelle
Brookins. Rafael Carrasco, John Raughter [RA), Mike Betzen, Shazad Aii,
William Baugh, Jimmy Roberts, Brian Dunlavy, Elizabeth Hernandez,
Cassandra Green, Gregory Cox, Kristen Kelly, Ann Thomas, Anthony
Tangeman, lit Khirwadkers, John Ah.oil.Todd Duffey, Photob) Mark Lai j.
ates, 4th floor: Carrie Hart (RA), Fanny Lechtig, Roberto Martinez,
Kayleen Gibson, Kathryn Snead, ( hi is I Ian la, Marisol Monasterio, Photo
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