UH CLEANS UP THE CAMPUS
UH faculty/staff scoured the campus
for trash and recycling on Tuesday, August 2 for the first ever
Clean Up Day. The volunteers spent their morning working hard to
get our campus ready for the students this fall, collecting
almost 600 pounds of trash and recycling.
Representation was seen from both faculty and staff who came out
to show they care about our campus. A big thank you goes out to
all that participated in the event.
Volunteers were split into six teams to tackle different campus
zones including areas around the Quadrangle, Calhoun Lofts,
University Center, Wortham Theatre, Agnes Arnold Hall and
McElhinney Hall. Each team was led by a member of the Plant
Operations team to guide the volunteers in their efforts. The
volunteers were armed with trash bags, trash pickers, gloves and
scrapers to collect litter, gum, stickers and other debris found
in their zone.
Throughout the day, the teams competed to collect the most trash
and to find the most unusual item. Team A led by Ray Mosley
collected 205 pounds of trash throughout the day to lead the
teams in most trash collected. Team C led by James Ballowe found
a fire hose during their cleaning efforts and will be awarded
for collecting the most unusual item. Winners will receive a
gift card from McAlister’s Deli which will be delivered through
All volunteers will receive an aluminum water bottle to keep
along with the specially designed UH T-shirt they received that
morning to thank them for their participation.
To view more pictures from Clean Up Day, visit the
Green UH Facebook fanpage.