Noah M. Yantis –
In many issues, The Rambler makes an effort to profile an organization that is positively affecting campus and gaining legitimacy. This issue, the organization that will be spotlighted is the Illinois College Environmentalists Club. The club, presided over by Brianna Pohlman, has eight members and meets every Wednesday at 6pm in the Parker Rotunda.
The IC Environmentalists are currently working on some large projects; they recycle the school’s ink cartridges from Crispin Hall and recycle Parker Hall’s alkaline batteries. Their goal with these two projects is to turn IC into a “greener” campus as well as a more efficient, environmentally friendly one.
They are also expanding with other projects. The IC Environmentalists hand out BPA-free water bottles to raise awareness of the damage that BPAs can cause to the environment. On Earth Day, they plant trees and raffle off novels by Rachel Carson, an author who writes about being more environmentally friendly. The club is also in the beginning stages of a composting and prairie project on campus.
When asked about how the organization is looking to expand, co-president Brianna Pohlman said, “We are planning on being more active with our projects and growing the club this semester.” Their goal is to gain members and change IC into a “greener” campus.
Because environmental issues are becoming more common, the club is looking to expand its membership in order to gain students who want to address these issues.
Any student who wants to join can email Pohlman.Brianna@mail.ic.edu.
Noah Yantis, from Arthur, Illinois, is a freshman majoring in History with a minor in Political Science and Communication and Rhetorical Studies. Noah is Treasurer of The Rambler and Public Relations Chairman of Student Senate.