Environmental Action Committee Community Service Projects
The Environmental Action Committee (EAC) conducted several community service projects including:
• Campus wide recycling of glass and plastic bottles and aluminum cans. This included the monitoring and collection of recyclables at ~25+ drop off stations across campus. The recycling program has been successful because of the commitment made by NEC students, staff, and faculty.
• Fall 2009 Planet Week which included a campus wide recycling competition as part of America Recycles Day on November 15, a bottled water/tap water taste test, CFL bulb exchange.
• Participation in the Fall Go GreeNEC event that included a showing of the film, Who Killed the Electric Car, followed by a panel discussion by NEC faculty of alternative energy and global climate change issues.
• Alternative Spring Break 2009. For their spring break, 19 EAC students traveled to New Orleans to work on a community service project with the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ Recovery and Outreach Center and the George Washington Carver, Jr. Elementary-Middle School.
• Earth Day/ Earth Fest. EAC students worked the NEC Student Entertainment Committee and Chartwells for a celebration of Earth Day that included environmentally oriented activities, a recycling competition, a raffle to raise money for alternative spring break 2010, a concert by the band Temper Vegas, a fair trade crafts table, a station to participate in artist Christine Destrempes ‘s work called The Art of Water, and a low waste barbeque using biodegradable utensils (plates, silverware, and cups) that were composted.