Global Issues on a Local level.
We are a group of students just trying to make a difference in this world. Our main objective is to spread awareness about so many issues plaguing our planet in this day and age, and try to promote activism on these issues. We have many projects in mind, but we even though we would like to do it all at once, we must take it one at a time.
Our first project deals with the recycling situation in Morgantown. Even though the university has done a great job promoting recycling throughout campus, unfortunately our city hasn’t been so forthcoming when it comes to recycling and we want to change that. Our goal is to promote and improve recycling throughout the city of Morgantown.
p=. Happy Green Month!
The City of Morgantown had officially proclaimed February Green Month!
What is Green Month?
Green Month is a recycling initiative started by Global Issues Organization and Student Sierra Coalition in cooperation with Sunnyside Up Non-Profit Organization. More on Sunnyside Up click here http://sunnysideupwv.org/ . Green Month is apart of the “Sunny Recycles” Program which aims to encourage long-term recycling habits in the Sunnyside Community of Morgantown, WV. This Green Project seeks to bring awareness to the student body and town community about our environmental responsibility to Morgantown.
Here are some events planned for February!
We will be handing out free fair-trade coffee in the free speech zone in front of the Mountainlair *Feb. 11th from 9:00 am until the coffee runs out! So hurry by and get a morning jolt :) Sign-up for the raffle at this table and other participating Sunnyside Neighborhood businesses to win an awesome GREEN prize!
Feburary 20th 2009 Green Party Crashers:
This event shall be one to remember! We will basically pick a neighborhood in our beloved Morgantown where we can easily crash a party… what we will actually do is talk to the host/hostess and see if we can get them to use provided bags to give us all their recyclables. The next day we will pick up the bags and recycle them at the nearest drop off site.
Power Shift Feb. 27th-Mar. 2nd
“In the middle of our new administration’s first 100 days, Power Shift 2009 will bring 10,000 young people to Washington to hold our elected officials accountable for rebuilding our economy and reclaiming our future through bold climate and clean energy policy” (http://www.powershift09.org/about)
Bottles, Cans, Clap your Hands:
This is a project in the making, where we will host a special event dedicated to recycling in one of our fine Morgantown bar or clubs. What we want to do is promote recycling throughout bars and clubs in Morgantown and the best way to make them do it is by giving them an incentive. So what we propose to do is find the bar or club that is willing to recycle the most amount of trash in one night and host a huge event with a big network of people at their establishment, basically a part for recycling!
p=. Contact us if you want to get involved!!!
p<. *Otherwise, make the conscious effort to recycle and see what you can do to become more GREEN!