Student organization Green Logic hosts 'Recycle Day' Nov. 6
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – “Being green” really can be easy. That’s the message a new Southeastern Louisiana University student organization, “Green Logic,” is promoting through its first “Recycle Day” on Nov. 6.
Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the “quad” area between D Vickers Hall and the War Memorial Student Union, Recycle Day will offer a variety of games, activities and recycling opportunities. Green Logic plans to give away reusable grocery bags filled with green items, while supplies last, to those who participate in a game or bring products to recycle, said Susie Kaznowitz, vice president of Green Logic and one of its founders.
“We have lots of fun activities planned around a recycling theme, including bowling for recycling,” said Kaznowitz, a communication major from Covington. “Tangi Lanes donated a set of bowling pins for the game and various other sponsors donated prizes as giveaways. We have everything from gift cards and baskets to oil changes and turkeys to give away.”
Kaznowitz said the group also plans to distribute a recycling myth fact sheet to help dispel some of the misconceptions about recycled materials.
“For example, many people think the number on the bottom of a plastic bottle represents the number of times the plastic has been recycled and that the more it is recycled the greater the likelihood it will some how harm them,” Kaznowitz said. “The number actually identifies the type of plastic the bottle is made from, and recycle plants have to know the type of plastic in order to recycle it.”
Kaznowitz said Green Logic is the outgrowth of a communication class project. “Our professor (Suzette Bryan, assistant professor of communication) thought our final presentation was awesome. She encouraged us to take it further, so this semester we decided to start an organization,” she said.
Co-founders – and now co-presidents – are Curtis Walton, an accounting major from Folsom, and Janalyn Shively, a communication major from Baton Rouge. Green Logic now has about 20 members, who call themselves “green heads.”
Kaznowitz said Green Logic is working with university recycling coordinator Ben Taylor to promote recycling and educate students.
“That’s where the idea for Recycle Day came from,” she said.
For more information about Recycle Day or Green Logic, contact Shively at firstname.lastname@example.org.