Editorial: go green

staff vote 5-0

We can’t take tomorrow if we don’t go green today.

Butler has taken strides to create a more green campus. In the past 18 months there have been water bottle fountains installed in select buildings with heavy foot traffic, which conveniently inform thirsty patrons how many disposable water bottles have been saved. According to Ireland Turner, Assistant Director of Facilities Management, broken water fountains will continue to be replaced as the budget allows. There are a few recycling bins located around campus, although the only one that comes to mind is the line up in the 1500 building.

It is clear that Butler is making an effort toward offering alternatives to being wasteful, but effort is not always enough to incite change. Students are here to learn and should be given opportunities to practice reducing, reusing and recycling.

According to The Wichita Eagle, the city of Wichita issued its first high ozone alert of the year on Monday, April 10. Children, elderly and those with respiratory diseases were encouraged to stay indoors for safety reasons. The city encouraged people to reduce emissions on their own by avoiding driving vehicles during the hottest part of the day, delaying painting projects and refueling during dark or cool parts of the day.

Since Butler campuses surround, and are located within Wichita, the school should help better the surrounding community.

Students and staff should also contribute through organizing informative panels and encouraging peers to become more environmentally responsible.

The staff at The Grizzly believes Butler should do more in the fight to create a better tomorrow for our planet.

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