“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 women’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 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:
Past litter pick-ups: