UISG in the news
Here are a few clips of UISG in the news recently.
“Sustainability officials plan expansion of hydration stations at the UI” by Nick Hassett on February 8
“The project started in the fall of 2011, when the UI Student Government partnered with the Office of Sustainability and student organization Take Back the Tap to address plastic-bottle waste at the university.”
“Kelsey Zlevor, the UISG sustainability-initiatives director, said Take Back the Tap’s interests aligned with those of the student government.”
“Take Back The Tap wanted to reduce people’s interest in buying disposable bottles,” she said. “It is fighting against the idea that plastic bottles are somehow cleaner or better, when tap water is just as safe and clean.”
“Seeing it spread in less than a year has really been awesome,” Zlevor said. “What’s telling will be the next few years, looking at the waste and how much of that is still plastic. Hopefully, there’ll be an indication that it’s going down.”
Recylemania 2013 aiding in 2020 UI sustainability initiative by Quentin Misiag on February 5
“The UI will submit weight data from food waste, trash and recycle containers each week and with the UI’s UI’s Recyclemania page, officials will be able to see how they measure up against other universities and peer institutions, including Indiana University and Ohio State University.”
“Holthaus said the outdoor walkway pilot will include placing a number of recycle bins along the perimeter and is being spearheaded by UI Student Government and UI Housing and Dining’s Associated Residence Halls.”
“UISG expecting competitive student elections this year” by DI Staff on February 6
“We expect a pretty contentious race this year, so my position is handling disputes or things that may arise with that,” Chalik said. “Hopefully, everybody follows the rules.”
UISG President Nic Pottebaum also noted the potential for a heated race this year.
“I think it’s going to be the most competitive race since the Go Party versus Your Party from 2009,” he said.
Chalik said he’s looking to see if there are any changes to be made to improve the process, and he would like to get to know his position a little better.
“I’m excited to get involved in the UISG election and getting into this process," he said.