Kappa Alpha Theta Hosts “Green Week”

The bag of hundreds of plastic bags that Kate Sanchez collected to recycle instead of throwing away. PHOTO CREDIT KATE SANCHEZ

The bag of hundreds of plastic bags that Kate Sanchez collected to recycle instead of throwing away. PHOTO CREDIT KATE SANCHEZ

BY CAMILLE TODD
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The members of Kappa Alpha Theta organized a week long environmental initiative to promote eco-friendly behavior.


Westminster’s Kappa Alpha Theta chapter designated the week before spring break to be its “Green Week” in an effort to educate members of the sorority on easy ways to help the environment. Member Kate Sanchez organized the week, which designated themes such as Meatless Monday, Spring Clean, and Wasteless Wednesday to each day, to incorporate different ways to be green.

“We have some groups on campus that promote being eco-friendly, but I just wanted Theta to take a week to make an impact on the environment no matter how seemingly small,” said Sanchez, ’18. “People don’t realize that little things such as recycling plastic bags, donating old clothes, turning off lights, giving up meat for a day, or taking shorter showers can really make a difference.”

Members posted pictures of their eco-friendly activities on social media using the #ThetaGreenWeek. “This year was unique for us in that we used social media to promote our impact and attempt to get the word out to increase awareness that easy little things are important,” said Sanchez about the sorority’s posts.

While gathering old clothes to donate, member Katie Mann added, “This year’s Green Week fell on St. Patrick’s Day, so everyone already had green on their minds!”

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