The key to a greener planet is in your hands

The conversation of improving the environment has been ongoing for years. Yet little has been done to improve the earth. This week, Brock students will have the opportunity to do their part.

BUSU will be hosting numerous sustainability events on campus and around the St. Catharines community from March 13 to 18. The week long initiative will start with free hot chocolate for those with reusable mugs on Monday morning and end with an eco lesson on Saturday.

“We want to educate our [students] on ways that we can make Brock and our community a greener place,” said a BUSU representative on the Facebook event page.

On Monday, students can get their free hot beverage at General Brock between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. On Tuesday, students will be able to catch a glimpse of Leonardo DiCaprio in the screening of his film, Before the Flood. This will be held in Academic South 203 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m..

If students are interested in getting out into nature and seeing the beauty of the world around them, they are encouraged to meet at Schmon Tower for a hike between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm. on Wednesday. On Thursday, students can gather up some friends and head to Mahtay Café in downtown St. Catharines for an open mic night. This event runs from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Ironically, Friday is St. Patrick’s Day and why not celebrate this “green” holiday with taking a trip to Niagara’s recycling plant at 1:00 pm. Finally, end sustainability week with a farm and eco lesson in Grimsby on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you are interested in the events taking place on Friday or Saturday, make sure to sign up through the BrockEco Facebook page and meet at the Schmon Tower for both days.

BUSU will also be hosting a bike giveaway. Use the hashtag #GoGreenBU with a photo of how you can help Brock go green. Remember to let your creative juices flow. The winner will be selected sometime next week.

With Earth Day just around the corner, it’s time to do our part as students for the beautiful environment around us.

 

-Loredana Del Bello, Assistant News Editor 

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