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Sheridan’s fall community cleanup

On November 6th, the Mission Zero team is holding a cleanup event at the Davis campus. The goal is to help clean up the environment and give everyone a chance to meet others from the Sheridan community.

Davis campus from the previous cleanup event. Image courtesy of Office for Sustainability

Alison Feist, one of the organizers for the event, says that it’s important that Sheridan has been striving to reduce waste and she would like to encourage community members to work together to create a green and clean campus:

“It is important because we want everyone to experience a campus that is clean and free of litter and we want them to enjoy the beauty of it without this. It is also very important to remove litter so that it does not pollute our natural environment.”

Feist also said that they want to promote waste diversion and encourage everyone to reduce the amount of waste they produce through this cleanup.

Students picking up garbage. Image courtesy of Office for Sustainability

Sara Shifaw, a student who has previously attended a Sheridan fall cleanup, says that she enjoyed going with her friends and helping out:

“Even though it isn’t the whole city, it still feels great to clean up the community. I like the idea of a cleanup here at Sheridan. People need to be more aware that they need to clean up after their selves, so others don’t have to do it.”

Shifaw also said that many of her other friends have participated in various cleanups around the city and have been inspired to start off their own cleanups at their colleges and universities.

Students cleaning pond area. Image courtesy of Office for Sustainability

Mission Zero is a program at Sheridan College promoting sustainable initiatives, including creating facilities that save energy and help the climate. It’s working to decrease Sheridan’s energy and carbon emissions by 50% over the next five to seven years.

The cleanup starts at 12 p.m. and ends at 2 p.m. You can attend for whatever time works for you, just half an hour or the full two hours. The meeting spot is in front of the cafeteria at the Davis campus.

For more information on the cleanup, click here. If you’d like to participate in campus cleaning, click here.

Happy cleaning!

Lavanya Kathirgamanathan
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