Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC). He also applauded UNC's role in initiating the national anti-sweatshop movement. "The anti-sweatshop movement that [UNC] was so instrumental in launching is by far the biggest student movement the nation has seen in many years," Reynolds aid. "No, student activism today doesn't compare to [that ofj the Vietnam era. But he anti-sweatshop movement is huge. In general, I'd say that student activism is on the upswing."
Although the organization she founded
last year maintains a much narrower focus
than that of SURGE, UNC senior Emilie
McGlone shares a similar hometown
approach to service and activism. McGlone
started Heels on Wheels (HOW) in spring
1999 after she and another student found
themselves stuck with too many meals on
their meal plans with campus dining service.
While taking meals that would have
gone unused to homeless people around
Chapel Hill, McGlone and her friend
decided to contact fraternities and sororities
and offer to deliver their unused food to
area homeless shelters. HOW grew quickly
in numbers and even coordinated efforts
with a community group to organize a
food-drive competition with Duke Univer-
sity. About the time students were preparing
to throw out food before heading home
for the summer, the drive collected more
than 1,700 pounds ofnon-perishable food
items, almost all of it from UNC students.
While the campus dining service has
not yet agreed to donate meals to HOW,
the Demeter project (named after the Greek
goddess of the harvest) continues to snow-
ball. Every Monday through Thursday
night after dinner, about 20 members of
HOW collect food from three Greek
houses and deliver it in plastic containers
to area homeless shelters. McGlone said
she expects more fraternities and sororities
will participate in HOW's Demeter project
as they realize how much food they waste
on a nightly basis.
"It's been hard to them to understand
that they don't have to do anything, that
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When Hurricane Floyd stormed through eastern North Carolina in
September, members of Carolina's
environmental community came
together to lend a helping hand.
Faculty, staff and students from the
Carolina Environmental Program joined
other campus volunteers to assist with
clean-up efforts in Grifton, NC. And,
staff members of the Environmental
Resource Program - a joint program
between the School of Public Health
and the Carolina Environmental
Program - distributed information about home and well clean-up to Edgecombe
County residents and helped the county health director prepare public health
alerts. They also are working with young people in FEMA trailer camps.
With assistance from the Carolina Environmental Program, environmental faculty,
students and staff are using their expertise to help communities in eastern North
Carolina recover and rebuild.
The Carolina Environmental Program encourages and coordinates study, research
and outreach among faculty, students and researchers in all disciplines related to
the environment. Through these partnerships, the Carolina community is working
together for an environmentally sustainable, economically prosperous world.
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support environmental programs at Carolina, visit our web site at
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