MCC student clubs and organizations have played key roles in sustainability initiatives across the College.
During Campus Sustainability Month in October 2018, nursing students increased recycling and sustainability awareness. They went through garbage cans and rinsed recyclables out, collecting and redeeming nickel returnables to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times and placing other empty containers in appropriate recycling bins. Students also talked up recycling and the use of washable beverage and lunch containers on campus and at their places of employment.
Past sustainability efforts involving MCC students include:
- Creating a position of Campus Environment Coordinator within the Student Government Association (SGA) to address environmental issues.
- Improving recycling on campus including participating in a recycling bin audit, which resulted in more bins being placed in classrooms and around the campus.
- Completing research on the placement of a “worm bin” near the greenhouse on campus. Students coordinated efforts with Building Services, MCC’s dining services provider and some biology faculty members to make this concept work.
- Adopting a highway in Brighton by SGA members and cleaning up that road regularly.