Tuesday, November 8, 2011

VGPS Awarded AUSA Spirit Grant

The Village Green Preservation Society (VGPS) has been awarded an AUSA Spirit Grant for the 2011-2012 school year! The grant, totaling $1,200, will be used to purchase recycling bins for the Undergraduate Learning Center, which consists of Buller and Nethery Hall.

The AUSA Spirit Grant is an initiative spearheaded by AUSA President Andrew Moll to encourage clubs to create projects that will positively affect campus. The new recycling bins are anticipated to arrive before the end of the semester. Students, staff and faculty can expect to see posters and bulletins to raise awareness on proper recycling and trash disposal methods.

VGPS is a student-led group that has existed on campus since it was founded in 2007 by then-student Benjamin Oliver.

VGPS has procured recycling bins for various buildings on campus, including residence halls, the Administration Building, Bell Hall, Ruth Murdoch Elementary School, and the Center for Adventist Research.

The AUSA Spirit grant is the first grant awarded to VGPS that originates from the university. In previous years, VGPS has secured grant monies from other off-campus entities and organizations.

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