“Dirty” project focuses on reducing waste

Students in an Ethical Practice course taught by Anthony Weston, professor of philosophy, gave their peers a firsthand look at the waste they generate during a class project Wednesday, April 18.

Members of the class dressed in biohazard suits and sifted through a day’s worth of trash for recyclable items outside Moseley Center, providing valuable visible evidence of the amount of trash a campus can produce.

To see a video clip that aired on WFMY-TV about the project, click <A HREF=”http://org.elon.edu/lightenup/WFMY%20Class.mov”>here.</A>

The students’ work was part of a broader class project titled “Lighten Up Elon.” Throughout the spring semester, the class has hosted a series of events designed to increase awareness among Elon students about environmental sustainability issues, waste reduction and recycling.

The class hosted a biodegradable College Coffee event on April 17 and plans to hold a Zero-Waste ice cream party from noon-2 p.m., Thursday, April 26.

For more information about Lighten Up Elon, visit the Web site below: