BANGOR — Students and faculty at Husson University took action Thursday to celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day.
Students gathered early Thursday morning to participate in the annual spring cleanup on campus.
A Husson University student said one small action can impact the entire campus.
“It’s a way for all of us as a community to come together whether our background is in science or humanities or something completely different,” said Husson junior Ivana Radovanovic. “It’s our job to fix the problems, educate ourselves, and be a useful member of the community once we leave Husson.”
Radovanovic said students find paper and plastic products, food scraps, and masks laying around on campus.
Husson Environmental Compliance Officer Wynne Guglielmo said the R.O.T.C. program volunteered to collect trash and provide weeding in the gardens.
“So something may get thrown out mistakenly or intentionally over the winter and when the snow melts it gets pushes into conveyances, so that can be a teaching tool of what happens to trash,” he said.
Guglielmo said it is their duty as a community to keep the campus clean.