Valeria Milesi (UWCAC, Italy '13-’15)
“There is a new branch of the Environmental Faculty at Atlantic College, however. A service more ambitious, more aspiring than Valley sessions or MEMS diving time.”
The Environmental Faculty at Atlantic College has, until recently, been composed of two sects: the valley, the college’s own organic farm, and MEMS, the Marine Environmental Monitoring Service, which entails diving and supervising aquatic life.
Students that choose to work within the Environmental Faculty spend two hours twice a week in either the valley or in MEMS.
There is a new branch of the Environmental Faculty at Atlantic College, however. A service more ambitious, more aspiring than Valley sessions or MEMS diving time.
This service has been labeled the Environmental Campaigns Team, or the ‘ECT’. It’s comprised of a group of 5 dedicated and passionate students that seek to educate the student body on a variety of environmental issues.
Through relentless campaigning and advertising, the ECT tackles the issues that threaten our earth and makes posters, 3D displays, assembly announcements, produces videos, and more to raise awareness about topics such as paper waste and food production.
In fact, we just finished our Paper Campaign, in which perhaps the most notable act of advertisement was the covering up of all the ceiling-to-floor windows in our dining hall with used paper. This attention-grabbing act is of the likes of a method called Guerilla Marketing; a strategy to advertise or campaign using invasive procedures that can go so far as to frustrate and anger people, in the hopes of eradicating apathy.
We of the Environmental Campaigns Team pride ourselves in knowing that we ruthlessly defend the mission of UWC. We firmly trust that the action taken on our part to educate our campus will result in our students’ understanding of environmental problems and their vigor to pursue sustainability, as so stated in our mission statement.
-United Words Team-