Get Involved with Sustainability-Related Student Organizations
Geology Club is a professional student organization that strives to build an educated community of individuals interested in geology. The club acts to educate the public, promote the geology department, support current members, aid members in academics and outreach, and most importantly, have fun! Members of the club help others to make connections with faculty and industry in order to build community and to aid in the transition of joining the workforce. WKU Geology club welcomes all who are interested. You don’t have to be a major to join.The club will meet every two weeks. Fall meeting times TBA.
GreenToppers Students for Sustainability is an organization that promotes environmental education, sustainable living, and community service. The club seeks to bring sustainable practices to the local community by having a volunteer presence and spreading environmental knowledge through student-led educational opportunities.
Habitat for Humanity is a group of students who are passionate about helping people build better lives for themselves, and are ready to take the next step to lead the charge at their school to help fulfill the mission of the organization.This includes helping set up volunteer opportunities, educating WKU and the Bowling Green community around issues related to housing and Habitat, fundraising to support more housing opportunities and speaking with community officials to prioritize shelter.
Members of the WKU Horticulture Club plant, propagate, and care for the various plant species in the WKU greenhouse. A few times a year, we sell plants, primarily succulents, on campus in order to raise funds for our endeavors. We spend time volunteering at local places such as the Baker Arboretum doing work such as weeding, planting, and mulching. Our volunteerism not only improves our city, but also allows us to become more connected with our community. The WKU Horticulture Club is open to any WKU student regardless of experience and major. We promote a soothing environment in which students can learn about plant species, how to care for plants, and serve in their community. Follow @wkuhortclub on Instagram for updates.
SGA Sustainability Committee focuses on incorporating sustainability into university academics and demonstrating sustainability in operational practices as good stewards of resources and a model of exemplary practices for campus. This committee works on a myriad issues facing many college campuses and communities across the United States such as recycling, paper usage, renewable energy, reducing the university carbon footprint. Members collaborate on projects and events such as the annual Earth Day Festival. This committee is open to everyone. You do not have to be a member of Student Government Association to join. For more information contact committee chair, Jayden Thomas, at email@example.com. Time and Location of Fall 2019 meetings TBA
Student United Way
Student United Way was incorporated as a charitable nonprofit in 1956, and has jurisdiction in the ten-county BRADD area. The organization has long served a major role in the community by bringing together people to address the most important health and human service issues. United Way's mission is, "To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities." WKU students can get involved by joining the Student United Way Committee or participate in the Student United Way fundraising/volunteerism efforts. For more information on how you can support United efforts while on the Hill, contact Mindy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
seeks to create a network of students interested in the field of water resource management. Water is the essence of all life. But along with water comes the management of its many forms. As water managers, we strive to understand and predict Kentucky and Tennessee's drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater. You don't have to be a water manager to join this club! We welcome all students and community affiliates who care about the safety and accessibility of Bowling Green's water resources.
WISE is a pre-professional group that is open to all students who are interested in the support of diversity within STEM fields. Our mission, as stated in our bylaws, is to provide a system of support for individuals, especially females, within math and science fields; to provide resources to further academic goals for said persons; and to sponsor events and outreach to the community with the goal of furthering interest and awareness of STEM fields.