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BCC Turning ‘Green’ In April

April 6, 2013 by admin

By Seamus Hacket

   Brookdale Community College will be celebrating both Spring Fling and Green Week from April 22 to 26.
 “We chose this week because Earth Day is the Monday and Arbor Day is the Friday. It’s the perfect week for the Environmental club,” explained club president Jake Makely, a 22-yearold, eighth-semester environmental science major from Long Branch.
   “The club had initially encountered some hesitance from the Student Life Board over double booking events,” Makely said. “But that was resolved shortly.”
   “We are going to make Green Week so much fun. I will be running the face painting table, so I hope people stop by and say hello,” said club treasury Samm Kelly, an 18-year-old, third-semester psychology major from Tinton Falls, “My goal was to make a difference for the Environmental club this year, and I hope future generations of this club can continue what we are starting here.”
   Kelly pointed out that the event will include a campus clean up, selling Tshirts, a farmers market and face painting.
   The purpose of Green Week is to raise awareness about environmental issues.  “This is going to be the highlight of my semester, and I just want people to be aware about Global Warming and the effects that it made. Look at Hurricane Sandy and the damage it did, that’s what global warming can do,” said club member Dan “Chester” Correa, a 19-year-old, second-semester environmental science major from Old Bridge.
   The activities would be spread throughout BCC’s Lincroft campus. Makely also said that the club will plant flowers at the Wall campus and clean-up either the Hazlet or Neptune campuses. Makely also talked about volunteer opportunities, such as, some beach clean ups and planting trees in the Brookdale tree nursery. They are also going to have an organic farmers market come in and talk to people about the advantages of organic foods.
 “We are giving away trees and seedlings so hopefully people will plant them.” Kelly said.
   For more information contact Jake Makely at jakemakely@gmail.com
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