Letter to the Editor: Fraternities recognize recycling inefficiency, vow to improve

To the editor:

On behalf of the Interfraternitiy Council and 12 fraternity presidents on campus, we would like to formally recognize our current deficiencies in our recycling practices on campus as organizations. We firmly stand in improving our attitude and behavior towards proper waste mitigation and separation to prevent further recyclable material from reaching the Lycoming landfill. As the current semester comes to a close, we formally agree to make a diligent and unwavering effort to encourage our brothers to reuse and recycle whenever possible, and to reduce our waste and energy use. In the coming months we plan to incorporate recycling into our policies and include checks by the Greek Monitoring Team during registered events to ensure proper measures are being taken to recycle.

We also agree to be wary and mindful of all unwanted furniture, clothing and school supplies that we and our brothers may choose to leave behind, and vow to donate them to appropriate sources, such as Hidden Treasures. We would like to acknowledge each of our chapters’ renewed interest in these efforts and are thoroughly motivated by our phenomenal potential to make an impact on the lives of others in need. It is our greatest hope and desire that our fellow colleagues and professors will support us in our efforts as we continue to support and encourage one another.

Sincerely,

Brad Meyer ’13, Interfraternity Council GAMMA Chair and the Executive Board

and

Jim Wilcox ’12, Chi Phi

Charlie Frederich ’12, Delta Upsilon

Nick McLeod ’11, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Michael Howard-Johnson ’12, Kappa Sigma

Justin Jones ’12, Lambda Chi Alpha

Matt Harbin ’12, Phi Gamma Delta

Matt Herman ’12, Phi Kappa Psi

Will D’Agostino ’12, Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Rob McFeeters ’12, Sigma Chi

Brandon Bays ’12, Sigma Phi Epsilon

David Pieper ’12, Tau Kappa Epsilon

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