During Year Two, the Embry-Riddle EcoEagles hosted their second annual “Green Up” event on the school’s west lawn. The team aimed to teach students more about the eco-friendly clubs and organizations offered at the university.
The EcoCAR vehicle was on display alongside other student organizations, including IGNITE, Clean Energy Club, Bio Diesel Club and the “Get Dirty” planting club. The Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition attended as well. Students flocked to the lawn to see the current status of the EcoEagles’ 2013 Chevy Malibu and an exhibit about biofuel made from Chick-fil-A waste.
Students were greeted with live music, food, games and prizes. A new remote-control race car track was added to the event this year to challenge students to compete against one another with a prize on the line. “The track was a great way to get students interested in the event and talking about our eco-friendly programs,” said EcoEagles communications manager Baleigh Hyatt.
This year’s event highlighted the ever-growing number of green initiatives on campus and demonstrated that students at Embry-Riddle don’t just fly planes; they also make the world a greener place.