MC’s Environmental Action Team adopts Lamar St. for litter clean-up

Members of the Environmental Action Team pose beneath their Adopt-A-Mile sign

Members of the Environmental Action Team pose beneath their Adopt-A-Mile sign

Members of the Environmental Action Team pose beneath their Adopt-A-Mile sign

Members of the Environmental Action Team pose beneath their Adopt-A-Mile sign

Maryville College’s Environmental Action Team (EAT) has recently joined Keep Blount Beautiful’s “Adopt a Mile” program, pledging to keep Lamar Street and a portion of Court Street free of litter waste for the next three years.

As a participating organization, EAT has agreed to pick up litter along the adopted streets at least four times per year.

According to its mission statement, EAT strives, as a collective body and as individuals who value the welfare of the environment as a prerequisite to a fulfilling life, to apply environmentally conscious values to issues in the lives of students on the Maryville College campus.

Among EAT’s other programs is the yearly construction of a life-sized “box-fort” from cardboard boxes gathered from students moving in to dorms to raise awareness for campus recycling.

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