The Quad goes ‘green’

David Gutman

Saddleback College’s Environmental Awareness Club held their second annual Go Green Expo last Thursday just in time for Earth Week.

“The main reason we did this is to educate the students,” said president Candice Morey, 30, environmental science. “They don’t know how many eco-friendly local companies are out there.”

Vendor and interest group tables lined the expo ranging from green companies to protest groups.

The organization San Clemente Green’s leader Gary Headrick talked about his movement.

“We are expressing concerns about the San Onofre power plant, and our concerns have only been getting deeper since the disaster in Japan,” Headrick said. “Our ultimate goal is to have the plant shut down and not come back on until tighter safety standards are met.”

According to Headrick, Germany is toughest on their nuclear power with more public participation instead of closed-door privatization.

Many students participated in the event by handing out fliers, attending booths, and showing up to support the green movement.

“This is really cool that these events are happening on campus,” said Dylan Hatcher, 19, environmental science. “I’m an environmentalist and I enjoy seeing people get involved.”  

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