Club Spotlight: Environmental Awareness Club
By Jorge Vasquez Suarez
For Millenials and Generation Z, the environment is a top concern, and a new club at GTCC gives students a chance to help protect it.
The Environmental Awareness Club aims to promote awareness of environmental issues and concerns and appreciate the beauty of the natural environment through local activities and projects. These activities and projects include hikes, kayaking, nature walks, kite flying, marshmallow roasts, environment cleanups, and supporting policies that endeavor to preserve and improve the environment.
The club currently boasts seven to eight actively engaged students and is looking to grow. Any student who is enrolled in at least one curriculum course may join. Tom Riddle and Noreen Hannon serve as faculty advisors, and the club meets Fridays at 1 p.m. in the commons area on the third floor of Davis Hall on the Jamestown campus.
From participating in the club, students can, according to Riddle, “expect that the club will heighten their awareness of environmental issues and concerns, and they can expect to have some fun while advocating for the environment!”
As the club continues to develop and attract more members, the club will begin to implement activities and projects at GTCC for students to participate in. One event the club has planned for the spring is setting up an informational panel on Earth Day on the Jamestown campus to discuss Earth Day concerns and brainstorm activities and projects students and staff of the GTCC community would like to see implemented.
At a Glance
Environmental Awareness Club
1 p.m. Fridays
Third floor commons area, Davis Hall, Jamestown campus
Contacts: Tom Riddle and Noreen Hannon (advisors)