Have you ever wondered how to reduce your impact on the environment or even help save it? If so, then the Green Action Club is for you. This club is made up of people who care about the environment and who are striving to reduce their carbon footprint and help make a positive impact on the world.
“As a group, our main goal, so far in the semester, has been to bring awareness to the environmental impact that we are making on a day to day basis,” said sophomore club president Jordan Zalenko. Zalenko serves as the club president.
GAC was started on AC campus in 2009. The group’s main goal was to implement green programs on AC’s campus after noting a lack of environmentally friendly initiatives. The group has been working to further this goal ever since.
They also made it possible for residents in the dorms to recycle. If a resident wants to recycle, they can ask their RA for the green recycling bags. Once the resident’s bags are full, they should take them to their trash room, and plant will separate them out when they collect the trash.
The recycling program includes education on what can be placed in the new bins, and to have the bins placed not only around the main areas of campus, but also in residence halls. These green recycling bins can be seen in places like Caine Student Center and the library.
The club has several things planned for next semester. They plan on introducing the concept and practice of composting to the campus. One of their biggest things they have planned for next semester would be their presentation in front of President Docking to talk about incorporating cost effective and greener hand dryers to the campus bathrooms.
Every year the club strives to teach the campus population a new way to be greener and how to help save the planet. The Green Action Club does not only implement aspects of being green on campus, but they also do volunteer work in the community, more specifically with the Humane Society of Lenawee County.
Last year the organization hosted an event at Cancun. Adrian College students, staff, and faculty were asked to go to the local restaurant to help raise money for the GAC.
Throughout the fundraiser, 25% of the profits made went to the GAC and their efforts to make AC a greener place. More specifically, the money helped the GAC fund hand-dryers for the bathrooms around campus, which reduces the amount of paper towels wasted. The group raised 170 dollars during the fundraiser.
A study found on www.environment-green.com said, “For every one ton of plastic that is recycled, we save an equivalent of two peoples energy use for one year, the amount of water used by one person in two months time, and almost 2000 pounds of oil.”
For more information on the club feel free to contact the president Jordan Zalenko at firstname.lastname@example.org. The club meets every Wednesday at 8pm in the Alumni Skybox. The organization is open to anyone interested in joining and learning more about helping the environment.