Get Involved with Sustainability-Related Student Organizations
WKU Food Recovery is a chapter of the Food Recovery Network. It is a student-run service organization that strives to solve the environmental problem
of food waste and the human rights issue of food insecurity through recovering surplus
food that would be wasted and donating it to people in need. WKU Food Recovery recovers food from campus restaurants every Monday through Friday
during the semester. In addition, the organization has weekly meetings with fun activities and social events
related to food and sustainability at the Office of Sustainability. Contact wkufo
Geology Club is a professional student organization that strives to build an educated community of individuals interested in geology. The club acts to educate the public, promote the geology department, support current members, aid members in academics and outreach, and most importantly, have fun! Members of the club help others to make connections with faculty and industry in order to build community and to aid in the transition of joining the workforce. WKU Geology club welcomes all who are interested. You don’t have to be a major to join. Contact club president, Jessica Garrison, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for meeting times and information on how to join.
GreenToppers Students for Sustainability is an organization that promotes environmental education, sustainable living, and community service. The club seeks to bring sustainable practices to the local community by having a volunteer presence and spreading environmental knowledge through student-led educational opportunities. Email club president, Allicen White, at email@example.com.
Habitat for Humanity is a group of students who are passionate about helping people build better lives for themselves, and are ready to take the next step to lead the charge at their school to help fulfill the mission of the organization.This includes helping set up volunteer opportunities, educating WKU and the Bowling Green community around issues related to housing and Habitat, fundraising to support more housing opportunities and speaking with community officials to prioritize shelter. Email for firstname.lastname@example.org questions and learn how to apply.
Members of the WKU Horticulture Club plant, propagate, and care for the various plant species in the WKU greenhouse. A few times a year, we sell plants, primarily succulents, on campus in order to raise funds for our endeavors. We spend time volunteering at local places such as the Baker Arboretum doing work such as weeding, planting, and mulching. Our volunteerism not only improves our city, but also allows us to become more connected with our community. The WKU Horticulture Club is open to any WKU student regardless of experience and major. We promote a soothing environment in which students can learn about plant species, how to care for plants, and serve in their community. Follow @wkuhortclub on Instagram for meeting dates.
SGA Sustainability Committee focuses on incorporating sustainability into university academics and demonstrating sustainability in operational practices as good stewards of resources and a model of exemplary practices for campus. This committee works on a myriad issues facing many college campuses and communities across the United States such as recycling, paper usage, renewable energy, reducing the university carbon footprint. Members collaborate on projects and events such as the annual Earth Day Festival. This committee is open to everyone. You do not have to be a member of Student Government Association to join. Contact SGA Sustainability Committee chairmen, Matthew Winiger, at email@example.com.
WKU Water Professionals eeks to create a network of students interested in the field of water resource management. Water is the essence of all life. But along with water comes the management of its many forms. As water managers, we strive to understand and predict Kentucky and Tennessee's drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater. You don't have to be a water manager to join this club! We welcome all students and community affiliates who care about the safety and accessibility of Bowling Green's water resources. Water Pros is meeting via Zoom during the spring semester. If you are interested in attending, please email chapter President, Lea Mitchell, at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
WISE is a pre-professional group that is open to all students who are interested in the support of diversity within STEM fields. Our mission, as stated in our bylaws, is to provide a system of support for individuals, especially females, within math and science fields; to provide resources to further academic goals for said persons; and to sponsor events and outreach to the community with the goal of furthering interest and awareness of STEM fields. Follow the WKU WISE Instagram @wkuwise for meeting times and the spring meeting Zoom link.