Cerritos goes green

Gigi Cervantes

Cerritos College is slowly making a transition into an eco-friendly environment.

Ruby Castillo, member of the rotaract environmental club stated, “two of my teacher are not handing out syllabus and getting students to print it out themselves to save paper.”

 

Katherine Garcia, president of the rotaract environmental club said, “my club is going green by providing (on facebook) seven environmental tips on how to be green in your personal life.”

 

“We also bring awareness of global warming, water problems and recycling,” continued Garcia.

 

However, students like Sonia Arellano, undecided major are not fully satisfied with the progress.

 

Arellano stated, “I noticed in some restrooms that they have both hand dryers and paper towels but they should stick to dryers and save paper.”

 

Cerritos also does not have recycling bins, they have trash cans only,” said Arellano, “maybe they should invest money on recycling bins.”

 

Garcia stated, “students want to actively participate so we’re trying to find research on where to go and who to contact.”

 

“Maybe our club can start a committee on getting recycling bins on campus,” continued Garcia.

 

Dead batteries are harmful for the environment so the club picks up dead batteries at their meetings to recycle.

 

The club also helps outside the community to help out the environment.

 

“We are going to the wet lands and we are going to take out all the plants  that are not native to the wet lands and plant some that are native to the wetlands,” Garcia said.

 

The club is also doing beach clean ups and many students are volunteering to go.

 

“I think it’s nice to know that students care,” stated Garcia.