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they can let us clean up their kitchens,"
said McGlone, "but we're glad for the
Greek houses that do participate.
"And this is great because it's so easy
to do, and it makes a big difference,"
McGlone said. "Our members want to
come back each night to help because the
people at the shelters are so appreciative
and so friendly to us."
Richardson said much ofthe shift toward
a more locally oriented student activism
stems from the founding of SEAC in
1988. SEAC was born from an open letter
Carolina students wrote to Greenpeace
magazine in an effort to solicit students at
other universities who were interested in
forging a larger grassroots environmental
Richardson observed that SEAC's dedi-
cation to leadership training and organiza-
tion had a major impact on other groups,
even helping to mobilize the Coalition
for a Free-Standing Sonja Haynes Stone
Black Cultural Center. Today, there are
SEAC chapters at universities across the
country. And at UNC, 20-year-old SEAC
co-chair Heather Yandow said the orga-
nization continues to emphasize effective
campaigns that encourage others to think
globally while acting locally.
"We try to tackle big and small cam-
paigns because our tactics are effective on
both levels," said Yandow, a native of
SEAC sponsors an environmental educa-
tion program to teach area school children
the importance of composting and recy-
cling. On a broader scale, however, it also
is jump-starting a new campaign to lobby
for the government testing of tampons.
The dioxins from the bleach with which
tampons are treated are suspected by some
to cause health and environmental problems.
"Making things better" may be cliche,
but it is the impetus behind new forces of
service and activism at UNC every year.
University-funded initiatives such as the
Living and Learning Programs, the First
Year Initiative and the recently estab-
lished Public Service Center will aid this
process, Richardson said.
"These programs do not promote activism