This semester, the Sustainability Club introduced the O2GO Container Program, allowing students a way to be more sustainable while dining out on campus. “We want to replace the single use plastic containers to the reusable container, so it lessens the assumption of plastic consumed,” said Vice President of the Sustainability Club Tamami Igeta.
With the current consumption of single use plastic containers in the Yellowjacket Union, the Sustainability Club set up a black collection box for students to deposit green plastic containers that Chartwells will wash and reuse.
The Sustainability Club used their club budget from the Segregated University Fee Allocation Committee (SUFAC) to order the O2GO containers and drop box.
O2GO Container Program started with a company aimed to make the United States a sustainable place called OZZI. According to their website, OZZI is “… designed for college and university campus dining centers as well as all facets of business and industry…”
All students need to do to participate is signup with the QR that you can find at any Sustainability Club tabling, order lunch or dinner using their jacket points, and return the sustainable container to a black O2GO box located in front of the Brick Oven Grill. “One is as an incentive where the more points that are connected onto your jacket points. The more times you use a reusable container the more things that you can get to be more sustainable from the Sustainability Club,” said Igeta.
The Sustainability Club also has a free store in Old Main 131 and holds weekly meetings in YU 203 between 5-6 p.m. on Fridays. You can join the Sustainability Club at either one of their meetings or on JacketHub.