Winner of “Go Green” campaign essay contest

In an effort to raise awareness about the “Go Green” campaign, UVUSA Hosted a campus-wide essay contest. I remember as a freshman sitting in Dr. Renee van Buren’s BIOL 1010 class when we were still UVSC. She showed us her shirt, which proclaimed “Fight Entropy” and I thought, ‘Fight Entropy? What’s she talking about? This lady is crazy!’ As it turns out, she’s a pretty smart woman, and I discovered that entropy—the irretrievable loss of our planet’s energy into voidness—is an issue that concerns not just zealous environmentalists and dedicated professors like Dr. van Buren, but me, as a struggling, starving college student, and all my fellow struggling and starving college students. Or at least it sure should if we want to enjoy a fruitful life of quality, which brings me to another important point: exactly how do we as individuals, and students, make a difference in our environment, in our world? How do we ensure that we’ll always have a strong, healthy planet to live on, with plenty to sustain us, and our posterity? Well, that’s where organizations like the Sustainability Committee come in. UVU’s Sustainability Committee, created in September 2008, is there to educate and enable students and the community in ways to preserve our environment and protect the many resources that our world has to offer. Some may wonder exactly what is the meaning and mission...

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