Going Green at Wilberforce University

Authors: Na’Asiaha Simon

As a Green For All College Ambassador at Wilberforce University, educating and informing my peers about the Green Movement and getting them active was a test in itself. As a graduating senior and communication major, going green was neither my first thought nor interest. But today, as I reflect on this semester and how my life has changed as a Green For All College Ambassador, it brings tears to my eyes.

It brings joy to my heart knowing Wilberforce University signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and joined other colleges and universities across the country in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint. As Green For All Ambassadors, my partner Donald and I were featured on our local news station “Living Dayton” to highlight our organizing efforts on campus (http://bit.ly/JyUb2l).

Who knew the Green For All training in Washington D.C would give me so much motivation to help change dear ol’ Wilberforce University. Meeting other students who shared my love for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) was empowering, to say the least.

Now, Wilberforce University has a GREEN TEAM with 29 members! This is only the beginning and I know more change is to come. I wouldn’t have imagined ending my undergraduate years in such a powerful way. Thank you, Green For All.

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