Sustainability around the world is important for the sake of our planet, and students at Morningside University believe their school should do its part to tackle the war on plastic.
Alli Madden is from St. Peter, Minnesota, and is a sophomore at Morningside. She is the secretary of the photography club and is a triple jumper for the track. She is a second-year biology major and minors in environmental science.
When asked about the challenges she faces with being more eco-friendly on campus she said there is a “lack of availability and convince” of eco-friendly methods on campus.
Her main issue is that the dining halls use Styrofoam and plastic dishware, cups, and to-go boxes. She said, “When serving food to people, they should have it on a plate, or even on small food baskets, with real silverware.”
Alli expressed that she limits her use of plastic and Styrofoam in general and “rarely ever” uses the products. Her methods include using reusable shopping and grocery bags, using a reusable water bottle rather than plastic water bottles, and air drying most of her laundry. “A lot of problems could be fixed, but the covid has made everything more challenging for people find more methods of being more eco-friendly and reducing plastic waste.” Alli expressed.