recycling program should include more than blue bins in every residence
hall room. There are preliminary discussions at Trinity to develop plans
that will educate the campus community about environmental stewardship
and encourage them to participate actively.
of students and faculty has taken steps to formulate a recycling program
and environmental club on campus. Dr. Susan Emmerich, an environmental
consultant and adjunct professor of environmental science at the College,
spoke during chapel on Wednesday, October 1, and urged the audience to
preserve and restore the earth's beauty and reserves.
creation testifies of His divine qualities," said Emmerich, whose husband,
Dr. Charlie Emmerich, teaches political science at the College. "The Lordship
of Christ extends to every area of our lives, from gas efficiency to our
waste disposal habits. As Christians, we share the responsibility because
God calls us to keep the earth and its integrity, and our choices affect
nature's ability to survive."
Dykstra, a sophomore from Highland, Indiana, is among the Trinity students
who hope to lead the campus' recycling initiative. The goal is for the
College to become more cognizant of maximizing its use of recyclable materials.
would be a great program for us to have," said Dykstra. "It would heighten
the awareness for preserving creation and remind us of our role in taking
proper care of it."
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