Hope College advocates for a greener campus and sustainability. Together Hope, the city of Holland and Holland Board of Public Works developed the Sustainability Institute to support outreach, education and practices geared toward creating a more sustainable community. The Green Team has created a week of activities to celebrate Earth Week, while educating the community on daily activities they can do to better Holland and the campus.
The Green Team is giving out stickers for students to wear as they show their support for Earth Week and all they can do to clean up the area. Stop by Green Hope’s table in the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center today to get a sticker and learn more about sustainability on campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a handout given at the student center from 5 to 7 p.m. with more information on the green team.
Students can get active while cleaning up the community on a Holland litter walk at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate in making the campus and Holland a cleaner place. To join the walk, meet at DeWitt flag pole. Friday activities include tree planting at Oggel Apartments at 10 a.m. and the “A Greener Wystock” at 3 p.m. Official Earth Day is on Sunday. In honor of the green -inspired day, the Green Team asks everyone to turn off all electronics and unplug everything in their dorms and homes to spend the day outside. Sport those Green Team stickers and take in the fresh air sustained by you and the Holland community.
If some activities aren’t possible, there are other ways to participate in Earth Week. Composting is available on the first floor of the science building atrium and in Phelps Hall at all times.
Students can also bring their own mugs to Lemonjello’s to eliminate waste for $1 off up to Earth Day. Help the environment and enjoy your coffee.
For more details, there will be an Earth Week informational table with flyers in the Van Wylen Library, or visit the “events” page at hope.edu/sustainability-institute.