My name is Natalina Vaccaro, and as the new Director of Green Initiatives. I am going to be leading this committee along with Henny Ransdell, the Associate Director. As someone who was an active member in Green Initiatives last year and is passionate about sustainability, I know firsthand what it takes to make Green Initiatives flourish.
The news can sometimes be discouraging. With current and former administrations implementing policies that do little to help and even hurt the environment, it may seem like our government doesn’t care about the environment- not even the EPA. Littered with scandals, it seems like the last thing on the EPA’s agenda is environmental protection. Therefore, we need to take matters into our own hands and continue the movement for sustainability. And Green Initiatives is just the place for us to start.
We will hold biweekly meetings where Henny and I will come up with fun, sustainable activities! We already have some fun ideas planned for this year, but we want our committee members to have a say in what we focus on. Whether it’s waste, energy, or clean air, we know we can make an impact.
We care a lot about sustainability and want to make a significant effect; not just at UofL, but in our local community. On that note, we will participate in LOTS of service!! Stay tuned for cool opportunities to get involved, including volunteering at Louisville’s local nonprofit Louisville Grows and the University of Louisville’s very own Garden Commons.
Want to get involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info!
Green Initiatives promotes sustainability on an individual and institutional level to create environmental change in the community.