HAPPY EARTH DAY!!! In honor of this auspicious occasion I want to take the opportunity to talk about the SJU Green Fund.
What is the Green Fund, you ask? Well, it’s an organization that brings students and faulty together to make environmentally conscious and sustainable changes around campus. Some past projects include:
- Reusable to-go containers for all first year students
- Recycling, trash and compost sorting cans in Campion
- Contribution to Solar Panel Project
- Sponsorship and collaboration with Earth Week Programming
- Sponsorship of various student organization programming throughout the year
- Relay for Life water bottles
- Recycling bins for all classrooms
- Recycling bins for all on-campus resident rooms
- Reusable to-go containers for all first-year students
- Additional water bottle filling stations through campus
- High efficiency lighting in Claver Hall
- Orientation 2013 water bottles
- Water Bottle Filling Stations which can be found in 28 locations across campus
- High efficiency lighting in the lower gym of O’Pake Recreation Center
- Hawks for H2O program
- Water Awareness Week program
The Green Fund supports a variety of projects that are submitted by students,
I recently have been particularly sensitive to student’s comments about Campion food. I’ve heard people complain about food selection, operating hours, and workers. “The fries are always undercooked”, “I hate leftovers”, “the lines are too long”, “there are no vegetarian options”, “I’d rather starve”… Enough is enough!
It’s not your mom’s cooking, that’s a given, but it is good food.
The final straw was when a satirical article was published in The Squawk, the school newspaper’s April Fools prank, which thanked Campion for getting “to wait in a 20-minute long line for a crusty chicken sandwich served with gourmet shoestring French fries or a piping hot plate of mysterious chewy meat chunks with stale white rice”.