CU Bonner Scholars Sponsoring Environmental Awareness Campaign

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 16 2013

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Office of Advancement April 17, 2013
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,



ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University’s Bonner Scholars are involved in projects for Environmental Awareness during the month of April.

Among their projects is the “Let’s CU Reduce Your CO2” campaign.

“The campaign seeks to make Concord University students, staff, and faculty aware of what their carbon footprint is and how they can take small steps to reduce their footprint,” Shardé Hardy, Bonner coordinator, said.

Individuals can sign a CO2 reduction pledge at the Bonner’s informational display outside of the Student Center cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 19.

As a part of the campaign, Bonner Scholars recruited nine campus organizations to “adopt-a-spot” on campus to keep clean year round. Organizations will meet on Friday, April 19 at 5 p.m. to kick-off the campus-wide clean-up campaign. “Throughout the year, the organizations will be responsible for hosting their own clean-ups to keep their chosen area of campus litter-free,” Hardy said.

Bonner Scholar Communications Intern Jordan Manning will be showing “Avatar” on Thursday, April 18 starting at 5 p.m. in Rahall 304. “Following the movie, participants will be invited to discuss environmental ethical issues, such as corporations destroying nature for profit and the lack of respect for living creatures, which are just a few themes the movie discusses,” Hardy said.

“On Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26, the Bonner Scholars will be holding a denim drive to support the mission of Sole Hope, which was created to serve the millions of African children who go every day without proper shoes and run the risk of acquiring jiggers, which can cause sores, infection, and sometimes amputation,” Hardy said. “People can drop of their old denim to be recycled and repurposed into new shoes for African children.”

Drop off locations will be in the residence halls, the library, the registrar’s office, the Carter Center and the Bonner House.


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086 if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.