One of the main tenets of the HWS Sustainability Club (Campus Greens) is to promote environmental awareness and action on campus and throughout the local community. On Monday, April 22, and Wednesday, April 24, those ideals were once again put in the spotlight when members of the student-run club kicked-off their annual Green Handed Campaign at The Scandling Campus Center.
“The Green Handed Campaign is an initiative started a few years ago by Campus Greens members to highlight and emphasize the importance of living a sustainable lifestyle, especially in the HWS community,” says co-president of Campus Greens Virginia DeWees ’16, who spearheaded the campaign’s promotional efforts and oversees other events for the club.
Members of the Campus Greens called attention to those from the HWS community who were caught participating in “green-handed” acts. “During the campaign, members of Campus Greens walked around Scandling looking for people who were doing something positive for the environment like using a reusable water bottle, putting something in the recycle bin, composting, among other activities,” DeWees says.
Upon seeing HWS community members take part in environmentally-friendly actions, Campus Green members urged these eco-friendly supporters to put a green handprint on the Scandling windows while taking their picture which featured the caption: “You Have Been Caught Green Handed!” The photos are posted on the Campus Green Club’s Facebook Page, HWS Campus Greens.
Campus Greens meets at 8 p.m. on Mondays in the Sill House at 710 S. Main Street.