A small but ambitious group of Wittenberg faculty, staff members and students
have recently upped the ante in an effort to make the campus more environmentally friendly. Known as Green Wittenberg, the grassroots organization founded in 2006 spearheaded the launch of a campus-wide recycling project this semester.
“It was the moment for it to happen,” said faculty member Ken Irwin, reference librarian and one of the faces behind the green movement. “We got a critical mass of people to get something done. We could start discussion in positive ways. There were lots of different possibilities.”
Other faces in the initiative include Rick Incorvati, associate professor of English, along with such student groups as the Parliament of the Wittenberg Environmental Revolution (PoWER), Students Taking Action Now Dammit! (STAND) and Student Senate.
In addition to campus recycling, Green Wittenberg has also been responsible
for introducing “Green Week,” a food-coop and the Wittenberg Green Guide, an
informal Web resource.