COMMUNITY SERVICE

Community Service    

     “Beautify the Campus Woodlot/Help Pick up Litter” is the EDP-sponsored community service project.  It is designed to pick up litter in the campus woods, known as Forever Wild, and the surrounding areas. Volunteers include not just EDP students but also faculty, staff, community members, and student groups such as woEDP Litter Pick Up - Brandon helped outmen’s rugby players and Brother-to-Brother members.  All names are entered for a prize drawing for an FSA gifts card and are sent to Volunteer and Community Services to receive official credit.  Volunteers meet at the four-way intersection of Ring Road and Symphony Circle  Plastic gloves and garbage bags are provided.    

       Thanks go to Fredonia's Facilities Service/Grounds Crew for pickup of the trash Fredonia's Facilities Service/Grounds Crew helps haul away the litter.bags.  Dr. Michael Jabot/Sci Edu said  "hopefully this experience will be a ripple effect on the participants because they will now be more aware of litter/littering and will not let friends litter."

     Spring semester's litter pick up is close to Earth Day* (mid-April) and fall semester's litter pick up is on September 11, national day of service.

*In recognition of Fredonia's commitment to sustainability and the principles outlined in the Power of Fredonia, the campus will celebrate "Earth Month" during the entire month of April.  Sponsored by the Engagement and Economic Development office, Earth Month 2015 will kick off with a "No Impact Week" event March 28th - April 5th. No Impact Week is a challenge in which participants are asked to do a "carbon cleanse" by reducing their impact in a different area each day. The campus will also continue popular activities such as the Electronics Recycling event.

     The next litter pick-up will be:    
          Thursday, April 9, 3:30 pm - During 2015 Earth Month - Rain date is 4/10, 12 noon
          Meet at the campus woodlot near the four-way intersection of Ring Road and Symphony Circle
         
Fall 2013 - Litter Pick Up - 9/11 National Day of Service
 

Spring 2014 Litter Pick Up - Part of Earth Week

Past litter pick-ups:
09/26/11 - see related article in the 9/19/11 Campus Report
04/17/12 - during 2012 Earth Week
09/11/12 - during President Horvath's "Inaugural Day of Service"         September 2012 - The woods are now clean!!
04/17/13 - during 2013 Earth Week
09/11/13 - National Day of Service
04/23/14 - during 2014 Earth Week

September 2012 - Students get their gloves and bags and directions about where to go in the woods to pick up litter.

     September 2011 - A total of 8 garbage bags of trash was collected.April 2012 Litter Pick Up


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