By: Genevieve Scholl
Recently, someone has found it funny over the last couple of weeks to smash eggs all over College Village and the path leading up to the school… Not only are they destroying the campus, they are wasting perfectly good food that could feed someone a meal that would otherwise miss one. It has angered me enough to write this blog, showing my concern with some of our common practices. There is a large amount of hunger in the world and wasting food only contributes to the problem, instead of helping to find a solution. With the amount of eggs that have smashed over the last couple of weeks, several people could have been fed a meal. Half of which would have probably been children whose families are otherwise just trying to make ends meet so they can have food in their bellies on a regular basis. And this isn’t just a note to the vandals on this campus, but to everyone. Think about the amount of food you probably waste and throw away daily… If you don’t plan to eat it all, don’t order it or cook it. If you cook too much food and can’t finish it in one sitting, keep leftovers for the next day. Do NOT just dispose of that edible food. I don’t know about you, but I actually feel really guilty if I waste food. Agree?
If you really want to make a difference in our world,take part in this Thursday’s Street Clean Up from 12:30 to 2:30PM (meeting at the clock tower) or Saturday’s 7th Annual Cool Kids! EcoFest where you can recycle old electronics, TVs, sneakers, books and even American flags! For more information, visit www.genesee.edu or Genesee Community College’s Facebook page. Remember, we all need to be part of the solution and not the problem.