The Student Government Association voted on Monday to improve the Texas Wesleyan University campus by purchasing 50 new recycling trash cans.
According to the Recycling Trash Can Bill, which was sponsored by the Building and Grounds Committee, there are currently only 21 official recycling trash cans among the 23 buildings on campus.
“Students and the “Blue + Gold = Green” environmental faculty committee have raised concerns about the lack of available recycling trash cans,” International Student Representative Mohanad Hasona said.
The SGA approved about $1,200 for the purchase.
The new recycling trash cans will be the official green recycling trash cans, like those in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Science and Technology Center, Hasona said.
“The extra blue trash cans seen on campus are unofficial recycling bins,” School of Business Representative Anthony Guzman said. “We hope to donate those to the residence halls.”
SGA President Abbey Borghee believes this was a really good initiative for the campus.
“I’m excited for us to become more green,” Borghee said.
The SGA also voted to help fund the School of Education’s first annual alternative spring break trip.
“This trip will help provide a first-hand experience visiting popular earth science sites in Texas for pre-service teachers, and help give practical ideas for future classroom lessons,” School of Education Representative Lizeth Menchaca said.
The students will be traveling to Glen Rose, Waco, Georgetown, Austin, Webster, and Galveston from March 15 to 18, according to the Elementary Earth Science Tour of Texas Bill sponsored by Menchaca.
The SGA provided $600 for the trip, which will lower the cost from $350 to $290 for the 10 students attending.