Brittany Vigil - [Fall 2017]
Geography and Environmental Studies with a Sustainable Development minor
Green2Go Reusable To-Go Container Program
Increase participation in the Green2Go program
Engage students on the benefits of reuse
Increase the University's diversion rate
Here at UCCS, we are committed to lowering the campus' overall ecological footprint. In this endeavor, I am committed to reducing the waste that we currently produce in our dining halls. The Green2Go is a reusable to-go container program on campus. Located at Café 65, Green2Go is an alternative to disposable, single-use to-go containers. Through this initiative, students are able to engage in sustainable behaviors that not only benefit our campus, but also benefit our planet. I hope to promote and encourage our campus community to get involved in the Green2Go program.
Why are you interested in sustainability?
There are many different reasons why I am interested in sustainability, but first and foremost it’s because I believe that I owe it to my daughters and to future generations to leave this earth in a better place then I found it. We only have one planet and it is our responsibility to protect it!
What is your favorite part of the Internship Program?
What I appreciated most about the internship program was having the opportunity to work within a community that shares my enthusiasm for sustainability. It was a very supportive environment and I was able to work with individuals that had the knowledge, experience, and resources that were necessary for me to succeed.