April 22 is Earth Day and one University of Wisconsin-Superior campus organization decided to celebrate the day the entire week.

From April 18 to April 22, the Sustainability Club held various events around campus in order to get students more interested in having a greener mindset.

Sustainability Club picking up trash around campus.

Promoting their free store in Old Main 131, another free store opened in YU 201. Items like recycled clothes, old beanie babies, and reusable silverware could be taken home by students for free.

The Sustainability Club also teamed up with Native Nations Student Org for a screening of “Newtok”, a documentary about the Alaskan native town of Newtok and their struggles of keeping their community intact.

The student organization even gave away free succulents and held bamboo trivia where the winners received bamboo silverware sets, bamboo straws, and even biodegradable packaging.

Sustainability Club giving away free succulents in the YU.

The biggest event that the Sustainability Club held was a campus cleanup and planting day. The organization invited students to wear green and help pick up some of the litter seen around campus as well as started to plant trees to make our campus more green.

One future goal that Secretary Tamami Igeta hinted at was finding a way to replace the plastic clamshell trays that Brick Oven and Soho’s use and instead replace them with reusable containers.

The Sustainability Club has only been on campus for around four years now and has had an impact on keeping our campus clean.

With meetings every Monday from 7-8:00 p.m. in YU 202, the student org still wants to expand their activities and presence here on campus.

Christina Shrestha winning the sustainability pack in bamboo bingo.

You can find the Sustainability Club on Instagram as well at
@sustainabilityuws or email them at sustainability@uwsuper.edu.


*Photos by Drew Kerner