A new organization called Greener Mercer hopes to educate students about being good stewards of the earth by being greener and cleaner.
The club was created by Andrew Kelley from a former group called Students for Environmental Action, a group of passionate students working together on various projects to help Mercer students feel comfortable learning about a cleaner environment.
That group disbanded in 2006, and Kelley said Greener Mercer wanted to rebrand this organization and create a spotlight for environmental projects on campus.
“I am passionate about the environment because of my love for nature…I feel like this task of cleaning the environment has been passed to this generation, and I want to see it to its completion,” Kelley said.
Greener Mercer has six members and is looking for more students to be a part of their upcoming campus projects. The group holds meetings on the bottom floor of Knight Hall on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
“We want students to come with fresh ideas to find fun ways to make Mercer and the Macon community a greener place. Sustainability is…important if we want to keep our world going,” said Tianna Dani, president of Greener Mercer.
They are working on events to get the Mercer community involved in creating an environmentally friendly campus, said Dani.
Greener Mercer holding a reusable K-cup drive on Cruz Plaza during Green Week, where Greener Mercer and other student organizations will get together to spread the importance of sustainability on campus, Dani said.
The organization’s mission is to create a campus environment that is cleaner and also a body of students who are aware of ways to live a more sustainable life.
“It can be easier than you’d think to live a more sustainable lifestyle: buying bulk instead of individually packaged, using reusable Tupperware instead of disposable bags, and switching from K-cups to a reusable K-cup, and every small change matters,” senior member Dakota Booth said.
To keep up with Greener Mercer or to get involved check out their Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat (@greenermercer) or sign up for their mailing list by contacting them at [email protected].