Last Friday I decided to check out the new sustainability group on Red River College's Princess Street campus, the Go Green Team. Though the meeting was small, it seems this group is on the right track. The group is spearheaded by business admin student Raimey Gallant and James Cook, vice president Princess Street (soon to be resigning from the Red River College Students' Association, by the way), and has two campaigns in mind for this year.
One project is to reduce the amount of waste students produce from disposable Tim Hortons coffee cups. In addition to working with Tim's to have them incorporate recyclable cups, they will be encouraging students to use re-usable mugs as a more sustainable alternative. They will be selling them to students at cost in the new year.
Their second initiative is a campaign to ban bottled water at RRC, following in the footsteps of the University of Winnipeg.
The Go Green Team's next meeting is Tuesday Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. in P412. Everyone is welcome.
Look for Jeff Ward's article on the group in the next issue of the Projector.