Baylor Greek Organization Goes Green
The Chi Omega sorority and Baylor Sustainability worked together to make their recent social event, Chi Omega Crush, the first ever green Greek event held by a Baylor organization.
Chi Omega set out to accomplish this goal by creating separate recycling spaces near the regular trashcans. Students at the event were then encouraged by signs and members of the sorority to throw their plastic water bottles away in the designated recycling area, as opposed to the trashcan. At the end of the event, it was estimated that around 25 pounds of plastic bottles were saved from going to Waco's landfill.
Along with the success of recycling empty plastic bottles, the sorority also recycled over 100 empty pizza boxes. This is an overwhelming amount of cardboard waste that has been successfully diverted from landfills thanks to student efforts! The pizza boxes and other recyclable materials were then disposed of in the proper mixed use recycling dumpsters that can be found on Baylor's campus.
Chi Omega advisors Carol Nowlin and Kristin Getterman were excited to help organize and facilitate recycling efforts at this mixer. Chi Omega President Beth Roller, Service Chair Jess Wedel, and Social Chair Katie Potter helped organize member's efforts before, during and after the event and continued to share their enthusiasm for making their future events as green as possible. This is an exciting development for Baylor's sustainability efforts as students start to take the idea of going green with them to their organizations events.
As Christian leaders, it is our duty to take care of the awesome gifts God has given us. Baylor students can lead the way by going green at all of their organization's events! If your department or group would like to learn how it can do it's part in going green, please contact Sustainability Coordinator Smith Getterman at Smith_Getterman@baylor.edu.