University is eco-friendly

Florida A&M University proves true in the effort for environmental stewardship.

In our Sept. 19 issue we reported that there was to be a statewide competition between Florida State University and FAMU students to see which school could raise the most cans for recycling efforts.

FAMU succeeded in raising more cans than FSU and TCC.

It is delightful news because it’s cool to hear that FAMU has faithfully been participating in this environmental effort and motivating. As consumeing students we should be doing our part in this recycling endeavor.

Recycling is so important. According to, the average U.S. citizen produces about 4.4 pounds of waste each day. That’s a lot of trash coming from one person. On the flip side, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 30 percent of the waste produced by Americans in 2000 ended up in recycling programs.

Because of this recycling competition initiated by the city of Tallahassee, FAMU students were given a chance to be among the remaining percentage of the population that believes in the importance of helping the environment.

It is in our best interest to get involved with the effort toward the advancement of the environment.

There are so many simple things you can do to help out, like getting plastic bags instead of paper bags at the grocery store. Reuse products; if you do get plastic bags at the grocery reuse them as trash bags for small dorm size garbage pales.

We encourage you to get involved in recycling.

Candice Montgomery for the Editorial Board.