“College campuses are essentially ‘living laboratories,’ where students have the unique opportunity to create sustainability projects at a small scale, that can then be translated to implement change in the real world, on a larger scale," shares student CJ O'Brien, co-founder of Plastic Free Emory.
Emory University and Oxford College signed the "Break Free from Plastic Pledge," which seeks to outline "a five-year plan for reducing unnecessary single-use plastics." Read the full story here: https://news.emory.edu/stories/2021/06/er_plastics_emory/campus.html
I love this idea of college campuses as 'living laboratories.' I'm curious to learn what other colleges have pledged to reduce single-use plastics? How did it happen? What role and impact does student-led activism have in your institution?