On Sept. 20, masses of young people all across the world gathered to participate in the Global Climate Strike.
The Ithaca College Eco-Reps led hundreds of students, faculty and staff downtown to meet up with the larger event occurring on The Commons.
The Eco-Reps, a student environmental sustainability organization, have been sorting compost, trash and recycling at all of the home football games this year.
“It’s not just the typical crunchy-granola Ithaca hippie that is sustainable,” she said. “It is approaching everyone on different levels, so let’s meet them where they are and keep going.”
Now in his first semester as director of energy management and sustainability at Ithaca College, Greg Lischke says he plans to increase student involvement in sustainability programs and that the college has some renewable energy projects in early stages.