FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2003
College has received a grant to encourage student-initiated projects
and educational programs that preserve and enhance the natural resources
of the state.
The $1,000 Associated Colleges of the South grant
will fund “Green to the Last Drop,” a program to distribute
thermal travel mugs made of recycled plastic to first-year Birmingham-Southern
students at no charge. The mugs will be imprinted with a BSC logo
and an environmental slogan. New first-year students enrolled on
campus next fall will receive a mug during the college's Freshman
“The project will increase visibility
of student environmental initiatives by providing first-year students
with a visible example that reduces waste and consumption of Styrofoam
and supports environmentally friendly or recycled projects,”
said Cori Jobe, a senior biology major from Keystone Heights, Fla.,
who created the program.
The mug program at BSC is supported by the Environmental
Programs Division of the ACS Alliance for Student Development and
Engagement. Jobe currently is serving as an ACS environmental intern
at BSC for the 2002-03 academic year.
ACS is a consortium of 16 liberal arts colleges
and universities in 12 Southern states that work cooperatively to
strengthen academic programs of the member institutions and to promote
to others the nature of a liberal arts education and the vital role
it plays in society.