Green Life is SAU's environmental club and we are dedicated to educating and spreading awareness about local, national and worldwide environmental concerns.
Our mission is to promote an environmentally-friendly way of life that will maintain a healthy Earth for years into the future.
We've hosted several campus-wide cleanups, led efforts to reduce food waste and coordinate an end-of-the-semester food drive in each residence hall. Last academic year, we collected and donated more than 1,200 pounds of food to the Riverbend Food Bank.
We partnered with other campus groups to assemble and install a bat box on campus and planted the first pollinator garden on the university grounds. And, we organized and moderated a roundtable discussion on climate change after a public screening of the film Paris to Pittsburgh. More than 120 community members, local leaders and environmental professionals attended.
We also go "plogging" (picking up litter while jogging) to raise awareness and spark other students to get involved, too.
The work we do is recognized and is making a difference. This spring, Green Life President Kristina Shelman and Vice President Anna Schmidt were named "Future Leaders of Conservation in the Quad Cities" and received the Oberholtzer Award and a $1,000 scholarship each from the Nahant Marsh Education Center. Read this story
All students are invited, and encouraged, to join. We meet at 7 p.m. every other Wednesday in Christ the King Chapel Gathering Space. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read this story about one of our first campus events.