SWU Green is an environmental initiative that encourages the campus and community to make a bigger impact in the world. Now in its third year, SWU Green sponsors several events throughout the year to support environmental awareness and custodial ownership of our corner of the planet. As part of the SWU Green Initiative there are two major events one in the fall and another in the Spring that help us to collectively take care of our campus.
Fall Campus Beautification
On Friday, October 11, 2013, Staff Council along with the Physical Plant and Grounds Crew will be sponsoring a campus clean-up. This is at the end of fall break, but if you are on campus we could certainly use your help. Activities for the day include: sidewalk edging, mulching, bush and tree pruning, and of course plenty of weeding.
On Monday, October 14, 2013, we will be sponsoring a campus beautification project with our Physical Plant and Grounds Crew. We will need the assistance of as many volunteers as possible to help us in planting over 10,000 various fall flowers all over campus.
You can sign up for the Fall Campus Beautification Project by using the form below. You may also sign up at the Sigma Delta table located in International Hallway the week before the event, or sign up the day of the event. You can volunteer for however long you like, and you can leave and come back as your schedule permits.
Earth Day: April 2014
Earth Day began through the inspiration of former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson who wanted to create a “national teach-in on the environment.” Through much work and collaboration on April 22, 1970, more than 20 million Americans participated in rallies across the country devoted to creating a national consciousness about the environment. Today, more than 500 million people in 175 countries celebrate Earth Day.
Here at Southern Wesleyan University, we join with the world to care for our planet. As a community we work together on a grand scale campus beautification project. Last year more than 50 volunteers took 1-2 hours out of their busy schedule to take part in the following activities:
- Flower Planting
- Roadside clean up
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Southern Wesleyan University along with the rest of the world will be celebrating Earth Day. Sign-ups for Earth Day will begin in March. Please check this page for any updates in the spring.
On Earth Day, you can check in at the Earth Day table that will be located in the International Hallway outside of the Campus Bookstore. A member of Sigma Delta will instruct you on where crews are set up at that time.
This event is sponsored by the Order of Sigma Delta.