U of C students make time for environment

A volunteer for the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society shows a great horned owl at the U of C.


University students are giving back to the community this week by working with environmental organizations on green issues.

A group on University of Calgary students and a few students from the University of Guelph donated their reading week break to the fourth annual Project Serve program.

Co-ordinator of student leadership programs at the U of C Aryne Sheppard told Metro the program gives university students the opportunity to get involved with important issues while giving back to the community.

"This year the students are focusing on environmental issues since it’s an election issue and in the news so it’s very timely. It gives them a chance to get involved with talking to experts and politicians on the issues," Sheppard said.

Yesterday a volunteer from the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society made a presentation to the students on issues facing animals such as owls, and the impact humans have on the environment.

"Basically they were talking about the consequences on the environment and urban sprawl and the effects on animals from the relationship between humans and wildlife," she said.

Today the students are working with Sustainable Calgary and tomorrow the students are heading to city hall to talk about recycling and waste issues in the city.