Trash: The Problem of Waste in Our Lives and World, A Scholars Theme for 2015-16

Recipient:

College Park Scholars

Amount:

$7,500

Trash: The Problem of Waste in Our Lives and World is a project of education and outreach being undertaken this academic year in College Park Scholars. It is a theme giving shape and focus to curricular and co-curricular activities in and across the 12 living-learning programs that comprise Scholars. 
Trash is also an issue that connects powerfully with the living part of Scholars as a living-learning community, providing great opportunities for students to put their knowledge into action in their residence halls and classrooms. Events include speakers, panels, and book discussions. Public Leadership Scholars will complete environmental service activities, and Environment, Technology, and Economy Scholars will create an app designed to educate students on the waste stream.