Conservation Week, hosted by Covenant College’s Campus Stewardship Committee (CSC) to promote environmental stewardship, begins Monday, February 18, 2013. The week’s events include an energy saving competition between residence halls, a food-saving program, and an effort to improve the recycling infrastructure on Covenant’s campus.
“We hope Conservation Week mobilizes students to live in a way that better stewards the resources that God has given to us,” says Matthew Bristley, who leads campus awareness for CSC. “We live on a beautiful mountain; we receive electricity at the flip of a switch; we receive wholesome food every day. These are just some of the blessings that God has given the Covenant community, and we hope that Conservation Week can help remind people to use these resources wisely, conserving as much as possible in order to take care of God's creation.”
“As college students we don’t have a lot of money, so it’s sometimes hard for us to think of ways that we can steward our resources. That’s what CSC is all about,” says April Kent, co-chair of the committee. “It’s about finding ways to steward what God’s given us right now.”