InNOVAte and Green Clubs Participate in Nature Trail Cleanup

InNOVAte, Green club members and their friends participated in the cleanup of the Nature Trail at the Manassas Campus. It was the train’s largest-ever clean-up effort. About 30 student volunteers braced the cold weather and took time out of their Sunday morning to make the campus cleaner. This was part of ASEZ (Save the Earth from A to Z) university student volunteer group of the World Mission Society Church of God’s campaign,“Reduce Crime Together Movement,” that is held at 300 campuses in 19 countries around the world. It empowers students to be the initial change that can influence the world. Part of the movement carried out on Sunday is called “Mother’s Street Cleanup,” where students carry out the work with the mind of a mother, who selflessly serves and unconditionally loves her children.

NOVA Police Lieutenant John Weinstein was on hand to present public safety tips. By signing the letter of support for this global movement, he backed ASEZ and the clubs’ activities, encouraging students to continue their great work.

The Nature Trail was covered by autumn leaves, affecting its visibility alongside trash near the stream. Volunteers gathered five bags worth of trash and cleared the leaves and fallen logs along the walkway so that students and faculty members can walk safely on the trail. Participants enjoyed the cleanup and got to see firsthand changes they made for the school and for the community.

The InNOVAte club of Annandale Campus plans to continue volunteer activities throughout the semesters and years to come.

For more information on both clubs, please contact Peter Lee, InNOVAte club President at InnovateNova@gmail.com or jl22989@email.vccs.edu; and Zachary Keller, Green Club President at zkeller@nvcc.edu.

Special thanks to Ramunda Young, Campus and Community Relations; Jonathan Harvey, Faculty Advisor to the Green club (both at Manassas); and Maria Nieto-Shahsavarian, Faculty Advisor to InNOVAte club for lending a helping hand in organizing this cleanup.

For more information on the ASEZ movement, please visit ASEZ.org to learn about other initiatives and global efforts.

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