Environmental Service Committee: Helping students save the planet

Planet earth: The place we build our entire lives on. It’s so massive yet taken for granted every single day. Growing up, I was lucky enough to have been raised in a home where being “green” was not a choice. I grew up recycling everything I could, reading articles about global change and in turn educating my friends on how to be more environmentally friendly in every day life. Helping the planet is something that is very important to me so this past month when I found out about the Environmental Service Committee (ESC) here at Texas State, I was beyond excited.

The ESC , which is composed of both students and faculty, is a committee that utilizes  the $1 environmental service fee that every student pays in their tuition to fund environmental projects around campus and the city of San Marcos. They have funded several projects including the water bottle refill stations in the LBJ Student Center, a campus-wide recycling program, The Bike Cave , Bobcat Blend , river cleanups and more. Recently, the ESC has funded Bobcats Go Green to manage recycling at tailgate events at Texas State football games.

Infographic by: Nicole Djahangiri

Infographic by: Nicole Djahangiri

The wonderful thing about the committee is that they work with students and residents by listening to proposals and funding their projects if approved. Not only are they promoting positive changes but they are passionate about helping others who also want to make changes!

If you have any great ideas that you want to propose or just want to come sit in their meetings, they meet twice a month and are very welcoming to those interested.

For information about the ESC and meeting times, check out their Facebook Page and Twitter.





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