Wear the Sun! poster for The Force for Change Award
Sixteen Business Law Honors students became the founding members of the McCoy College Net Impact Student Organization, wrote a $5,000 grant, and spent time this summer filming a video named Wear the Sun!
The students then presented their project for The Force for Change Award, an annual international competition that recognizes and rewards outstanding members who have led a project that results in a tangible, positive, social and/or environmental impact on their campus, in their workplace, or in their community. The Texas State students won the silver award in the student category.
The video Wear the Sun! educates Bobcats about the value of saving the earth by reducing coal usage and saving fabric and clothes by line drying. The $1000 per minute video will be shown to all 4000 entering freshman at Texas State in 2010 in support of the university-wide Common Experience topic, Sustainability.
An additional part of the grant purchased drying racks to be used in dormitories that will be checked out by students making green choices.
The Texas State Net Impact organization has a facebook page where you can get more information on the organization's activities. (click here
) You may also view the video on youtube. (click here