Trine University’s S.P.E.A.K. hosts Eco Week

Trine University’s student-run environmental awareness organization will host the relaunch of Eco Week the week of Feb. 25.

Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Knowledge (S.P.E.A.K.) will present a weeklong environmental campaign to encourage Trine students and faculty to reflect on their environmental impact by arranging specialized days to highlight waste and pollution present in different aspects of everyday life.

All activities will take place on campus starting with “Meal Measure Monday,” where Bon Appétit will collect all the food students throw away throughout the day. S.P.E.AK. hopes to create awareness across campus by estimating the total amount of food wasted.

S.P.E.A.K has partnered with Bon Appétit for “Trayless & Trivia Tuesday,” where trays will be removed from Whitney Commons for one day to combat their negative effect. An email filled with trivia questions related to nature and conservation also will be sent out to all students.

“Water Wednesday” will give tips and tricks to help reduce water waste. Students who choose to participate will receive S.P.E.A.K. water bottles to help reduce the use of plastic water bottles.

A short documentary, “Seeds of Freedom,” that explores the monopolization of African agriculture due to the introduction of GMOs will be shown at 6 and 7 p.m. in Best 229 for “Theater Thursday.” S.P.E.A.K. will conduct a short Q&A afterward regarding the film.

“Cut The Fuse Friday” will challenge buildings and rooms to rely on natural light rather than artificial.

 

For more information about Eco-Week, contact Brandy DePriest at depriestb@trine.edu.