GECO is the Gettysburg Environmental Concerns Organization, a 20-year-old student-run environmental club at Gettysburg College. Our members are students who care deeply about environmental issues and want to make a positive impact on the environment and their community. They are involved in advocacy campaigns, campus sustainability projects, and ecological restoration activities.
We meet Thursday nights at 8 PM in the Plank basement classrooms. If you are interested in joining just stop by a meeting! Please feel free to contact incoming president, Janine Barr with any questions at email@example.com. We are always welcoming new members!
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YOUR INVITATION TO JOIN!
Hello Members of the class of 2016!!! Congratulations on your acceptance to Gettysburg. We hope you will join us this fall for service activities, camping and fun. GECO is a great place to make friends and committed to creating and maintaining a sustainable and friendly campus. We'll hope you join us and bring your friends too!
P.S. Upperclassmen are welcome too, we value your input!
Quote of the Week
Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
~Barry Commoner, Author and Environmental Scientist
GECO members hosted a postcard campaign, which were sent to President Obama to help save the Utah Wildnerness along with the Southern Utah Association.
Four GECO members participated in the Wet and Wild Road Rally hosted by LCAC. Members got to support the conservancy, explore Adams County, learn about water issues in Adams County and try local food.
GECO teamed with other organizations on campus to host Gettysburg Green Week. The week focuses on advocating sustainability and environmental awareness on campus and in the world. Events included movies, local food potluck, lecture by Keeper of the Mountain Foundation and sustainability panels.
In conjunction with Green Week, GECO trick or treated for water bottles and then created a water bottle graveyard. The purpose of this demonstration was to show the campus how much waste plastic water bottles create. Then on Friday, GECO gave away free water bottles to decorate!