Environmental Network Dines on Campus Garden Produce, Plans Activities

By Purnell T. Cropper | September 10, 2010

By Steph Clymer ’11

As we hear more and more about longer droughts, stronger hurricanes, and island nations drowning, what can we do to help? And how do we keep our work from being depressing? The Environmental Network believes in changing our personal habits, advocating for changes in our community, and doing our part to slow catastrophic climate change… all while having fun. By getting together with other people passionate about saving the planet, we can enjoy ourselves and get work done at the same time.

Last year, the Environmental Network planted trees, toured a water treatment plant, picked up trash, learned about bee keeping, started the vegetable garden on campus, and hosted an award-winning Earth Day celebration. So far this semester, we’ve worked in the garden and had a garden-sampling dinner party. We have a lot of ideas for this semester, ranging from visiting recycling facilities to picking apples. Want to learn how to live sustainably? Want to make Arcadia greener? Want to meet more people who think recycling is cool? If so, contact the Environmental Network (environmentalnetwork@arcadia.edu) and get involved.

Clymer, a Biology (Conservation) major and Spanish minor, is President of the Environmental Network.