Environmental Sustainability Alliance hosts campus cleanup project

Cleanup starts at 3 p.m. today; ESA hoping to fill 40 bags



Participants will meet up outside the Compton Union Building.

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen news co-editor

WSU’s Environmental Sustainability Alliance is cleaning up parts of campus from 3-5 p.m. today as part of Earth Week.

Stevie Fawcett, sophomore microbiology and Spanish double major, said the event’s purpose is to get rid of litter. This event is the last of the week’s environmental awareness activities.

This is the first time this particular event has been held, and he said ESA thought of the idea about two months ago. Participants will meet up outside the Compton Union Building. There will be multiple co-sponsors letting people know what they will be doing.

“There might be five or six teams depending on how many people come,” Fawcett said. “We’re going to go to different places. As we migrate, just make sure to pick up as much trash as you can.”

He said they anticipate about 60-90 people signing up to participate. The best-case scenario would be over 100, although they do not expect that many people.

“I’m hoping everyone who comes can fill a bag. I don’t know if there’s actually that much trash on campus,” Fawcett said. “I think if we get 40 bags that actually would be really awesome.”

He said if the cleanup is successful, ESA might consider making this a semesterly event. To sign up for the campus cleanup, visit GivePulse