Forty-one pounds of waste were picked up around [University of Texas] West Campus by a dozen volunteers Sunday following the Texas football victory over USC.
The waste, split evenly between trash and recycling, was collected and disposed of by UT Green Greeks, a group of volunteers focused on sustainability in Greek life. Katia Eaton, a Green Greeks project leader and Alpha Chi Omega member, said she was proud of the result of the cleanup.
“It’s really exciting to pick up any amount of waste no matter the size,” sustainability studies and economics junior Eaton said. “It’s awesome that now there’s 41 less pounds of litter in West Campus.”
Advertising junior Nathaniel Stevens is another project leader of UT Green Greeks and a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Stevens said he joined the organization after seeing the impact of the Greek life system to West Campus.
“I just wanted to find a way to get involved and help out.”
“I saw a big problem in terms of how much waste we contribute to the community, so I just wanted to find a way to get involved and help out,” Stevens said.