GECO is the Gettysburg Environmental Concerns Organization, student-run environmental club at Gettysburg College founded in 1990. 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 Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM at Farmhouse. If you are interested in joining just stop by a meeting! Please feel free to contact our president, Alex Isaacson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or click above for info on contacting any of our other officers. We are always welcoming new members!
Hello Members of the class of 2017!!! 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!
In the past...
GECO members hosted a postcard campaign, which were sent to President Obama to help save the Utah Wildnerness along with the Southern Utah Association.
A group of GECO members and other students went to Washington DC to participate in the Keystone XL Pipeline protest: the largest environmental protest in our nation's history
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!
GREEN HABIT OF THE WEEK:
Turn the water off when you wash your face and brush your teeth