The Environmental Club at San Jose State University is in the process of being recognized for the Spring 2010 semester. As we should be recognized by the end of the month we have been thinking about what we want to do to help educate and motivate the campus community to engage in environmental activism.
We hope to participate in San Jose State University annual Sustainability week and Earth Day, which will take place April 19 thought April 22. We will be showing a documentary on ocean or fishing issues facing us today as well as educating about the excess of plastic build up in the ocean. We hope to discourage use of plastics by offering alternatives, such as using a reusable water bottle instead of a plastic disposable one. For Earth Day we hope to build a scaled model of the mass of plastic that currently resides in the pacific ocean, this mass disrupts the normal flora and fauna in the ocean, causing sea animals, fish as well as birds, to unknowingly consume tiny bits of plastic. The plastic is both bad for the animals as it lacks nutritional value but also causes harm up the food system, as humans consume such fish. This issue affects both the health of our oceans as well as the health of humans.
As an organization we also like to participate in community service and recreational activities. We have an upcoming workday with Veggielution, not to mention various other organizations. We also hope to do hikes, movie nights, just to name a few. We should have an active calendar up on our website very soon.
The best way to fallow us is on facebook, we are listed as Ec Sj. Please add us as a friend.
Feel free to email with any questions you may have and we hope to see you at our weekly meetings.