FAMU students encouraged to be ECOnscious

Florida A& M Green Coalition partnered with ReadyU Campus Brand Ambassadors to feature ReadyU Dinner and a movie during “ECOnscious Days” last week.

ReadyU hosted the movie “Summit on the Summit,” which documented seven climbers’ journey to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro. PUR Water Filtration and Proctor & Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program took Jessica Biel, Kenna, Lupe Fiasco and five other cultural influencers to meet those affected by the clean drinking water crisis.

ReadyU Campus ambassadors, Stephanie Burton and Leslie Moore, both third-year public relations students, gave out free prizes sponsored by PUR. Movie participants answered trivia questions for the PUR 100 percent recyclable water bottles. Other freebies included T-Shirts, key chains, and coupons worth $16 in savings by purchasing Procter & Gamble products.

“We want students to buy P&G products over others in the store,” said Burton.

Students gathered in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communications gallery for pizza and salad. Students talked about their views of the movie.

“The movie was enriching. I gained a lot of knowledge on the water crisis,” said Antoine Wood, a junior English student. “I will tell my friends about this event.”

FAMU Green Coalition’s mission for the week is increasing campus awareness on the Go Green initiative.

“Showing new insight on different causes will hopefully bring change in students attitude towards going green,” said Alaura Carter, co-chair of ECOnscious Days. “The goal is to educate people on going green.”

“FAMU Green Coalition will continue to bring awareness to the campus,” said Jarvis Martir, public relations director for the FAMU Green Coalition.

The FAMU Green Coalition challenges Bethune Cookman University students to write the most letters to U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, (R-Fla.), encouraging him to vote in favor of climate and clean energy legislation.