Garbage in, garbage out
Unseasonably warm temperatures, blue skies, abundant sunshine and light breeze made Monday (April 23) the perfect day to be outdoors.
Approximately 100 Minot State University students, faculty and staff thought so too, because they showed up in full trash-collecting regalia for the annual campus clean up in honor of Earth Day.
Over the course of the day, the sustainability committee handed out 67 t-shirts to students, Sodexo served 600 slush burgers and brats, volunteers collected approximately 51 pounds of recyclables and 530 pounds of garbage.
In spite of the work, the day was met with enthusiasm and smiles. Two classes from the Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance were surprised when class entailed garbage duty.
"Today was going to be a walk/run education day," said Sara Deutsch, class instructor, "so I figured why not walk around collecting trash?"
Winners of the prize drawings are:
Rachel Brown: Wal Mart gift card
Thomas Lipsey: Barnes & Noble gift card
Karen Pocha-Melby: Gourmet Chef coffee mug
Laurie Weber: Gourmet Chef coffee mug
Thanks to all who helped!