Illinois State University’s Office of Sustainability will host ISU Campus Clean-Up from 12-2:30 p.m. Tuesday on the Quad.
This is the first year for ISU Campus Clean-Up. Every year, the Office of Sustainability puts on an event celebrating Earth Day, but Campus Clean-Up is the first of its kind.
The event takes place the day after Earth Day. The goal is to get rid of the litter that is on the college campus and the surrounding area.
“This event was created to celebrate Earth Day,” Office of Sustainability intern Camilla Banaszczyk said. “The event is just to make the campus community a cleaner and greener place.”
Staff from the Office of Sustainability and student volunteers will go around campus and the surrounding areas to collect trash and recyclable items. There will be two groups of volunteers. The first group will leave the Quad at 12:30 p.m. and the other at 1 p.m.
Volunteers will be given T-shirts and gloves to help identify themselves as volunteers for the event. Participants are also encouraged to dress appropriately.
After the event, volunteers can keep the shirt and will receive a reusable Starbucks cup that gives 10% off a Starbucks order when used. There will also be a raffle of ISU gear.
“[The event] helps ISU promote sustainability on campus while also helping out the community by cleaning up the trash,” project management graduate student Bennet Krull said.
Krull adds the event also helps the community by keeping trash and recyclable items “off the streets and sidewalks.”
Student workers at the office came up with the idea for the event.
“Everybody can help make a difference in their community,” Banaszczyk said. “Whether it is big or small, it really does not take a lot to make a difference.”