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Honors Student Council Green Week

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By KAITLIN MAHAR & TAKEISHA SINCLAIR
Staff writers
chargerbbulletin@newhaven.edu

During the week of April 4, the University of New Haven Honors Student Council put on their showcase for Green Week, which consisted of eco-friendly events throughout the week. The week began with the “‘Upcycling’ Clothes” event on April 4, which involved students getting to repurposing old articles of clothing and entering to win cloth totes in the Student Dining Center. Next, on April 5, was an Oreo dirt cups giveaway in Bartels Café, and decorating pet rock or tennis ball, which was held on April 6 in the Bartels Student Dining Room. On Thursday, April 6 was the Honors Student Council’s 4th annual International Food Festival, which, according to the Green Week event page on Facebook, featured “food from Turkish Kabob House, Oaxaca Kitchen, 3D’s Jamaican, and Thali.”

This event, which has proved to be immensely popular in the past among students and faculty alike, was held in the Bartels Faculty Dining Room. Finally, on Friday, April 8, was the Honors Student Council’s 3rd annual Amazing “Major” Race, which was co-sponsored by seven RSOs, including the Marine Biology Club, Biology Club, Psychology Club, Regenerative Medicine Club, Political Science Organization, W.R.I.T.E. Poetry Club, and Alpha Sigma Kappa in addition to the Honors Student Council, at the Bartels Café Patio.

These events individually reflected the purpose of “Green Week,” which is in recognition of earthly awareness, in addition to illustrating how interactive of a school community UNH has. Stephen Shepherd, the 2015-2016 Honors Student Council President, said of the week-long event, “[It] was once again a success, and we hoped to help spread the message that many RSOs do: sustainability and thinking ‘green.’ Our annual International Food Festival and our annual Amazing ‘Major’ Race event were especially rousing successes.”

And Shepherd was certainly not speaking out of bias. Many multicultural students, faculty, and staff represented their culture by presenting traditional food, attire, customs, and their culture as whole in their respective displays. Not only was the food delicious, but the captivating performance by the liturgical dancing team was especially noteworthy.

Overall, the Honors Student Council successfully demonstrated their dedication to encouraging the rest of the student body to remember the significance of our planet and our duty to maintain its health and beauty in any way we can with a week full of interactive and entertaining events.

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