When EcoPledge Co-President Maureen Kelly took over the Boston College Instagram story at the Earth Day fair on Friday afternoon, no one gave her any restrictions about what content to post, she said. But when Kelly posted a video of Climate Justice at BC (CJBC) explaining its mission and advocating for BC to divest from fossil fuels, it was taken down immediately, she said.
Boston College’s expansive networking reach—including events like Green Careers Night—can help students passionate about the environment kick start their careers, according to Kayla Pelland, assistant director of career education at Boston College.
On Wednesday, EcoPledge embarked on a door-to-door trek throughout Stayer, Walsh, and 90 St. Thomas More Rd. in hopes of collecting some of the hundreds of plates, bowls, and silverware that have vanished from dining halls throughout the semester.
It would take immense public action, like the storming of protesters at the Harvard–Yale football game, to give divestment the publicity it needs at Boston College, according to Climate Justice at Boston College (CJBC) president Audrey Kang.
EcoPledge celebrated Green Week Monday through Friday last week with various events that encouraged sustainability and green practices.
EcoPledge raised over $400 for wildlife relief in California from an a cappella benefit concert.
Since the inventory of plates has decreased so drastically, BC Dining has been forced to use more single-use to-go containers.