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    Environmental Club Puts On “HalloGreen” Event

    The very first HalloGreen, an environmentally friendly Halloween bash, was held earlier this week. Created and hosted by the Environmental Club, HalloGreen welcomed their guests with dimmed lights, music, and games made out of recycled cardboard or reused bottles.

    Every game was devoted to spreading information on saving the environment. Among all the games there was bowling, using recycled bottles as pins, bobbing for apples, which all apples were locally grown, and environmental Jeopardy!, where all the questions were based on the environment. There was a make your own plant table and for those willing to donate a dollar would receive a kiss at the kissing booth.

    The event, though not fully packed, had many students involved in the games. Each game allowed players to win points and turn them in for a prize. With environmental themes, the prizes consisted of 100 percent recycled bottles, buttons endorsing help for the environment, and tote bags.

    “It was good fun, entertaining, and very interactive,” freshman Yentl Garcia said, who won a game of musical chairs. “It was relaxing and thrilling. I learned to recycle.”

    When asked about the origin of the theme for this HalloGreen, Michelle Pizer, president of the Environmental Club, said, “We wanted something to get people excited. People would understand the environment more.”

    Though the majority of the event was environmentally friendly, Pizer wanted the party to run on solar energy, but was unable to because the company Go Solar could not make it.

    Secretary of the Environmental Club Taina Pierre-Pierre strongly believed HalloGreen was “giving an environmental aspect with a Halloween theme” and strongly urged people to join in saving the environment.

    The end of the event had a short costume contest. Out of the handful of people who came in costume there were two winners, a student in a head-to-toe green body suit named Green Man, and another student who was dressed as a polar bear. The winners were chosen by members of the Environmental Club. The requirements for the winners were based on how much their costume related to the environment.

    Kamazima Lwiza, faculty advisor and creator of the Environmental Club, had a petition for students to sign encouraging double-sided copies when printing. Lwiza, who started the club in 2004, said “I wanted students to be more environmentally aware and make it fun.”

    For those interested in recycling please call 631-632-1514.

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