Alpha Phi's Annual Greenweek
Updated: Dec 2, 2020
We are excited and proud to announce that we hosted another successful Green Week!
This year's Green Week consisted of three virtual events and a scavenger hunt throughout the week. We are so happy that we could continue this tradition and promote taking care of the Earth through virtual events!
The first event we held was our Environmental Movie Night, where we streamed one episode of “Down to Earth with Zac Efron!” This event was very informative and was teaching us different ways to reduce our carbon footprint while also showing us Costa Rica’s gorgeous scenery! This event was held on Thanksgiving Monday which allowed our sisters who couldn’t go home for the long weekend to spend it together.
The second event was a fun Virtual Baking Night, where we all gathered on Zoom to bake vegan banana bread. This event allowed us to share the ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint on a daily basis, which includes biking to work, taking shorter showers and eating fewer animal products. We decided to host a vegan baking night for Green Week because eating a vegan diet can reduce a person’s carbon footprint by 73%. So we wanted to encourage sisters to reduce their consumption of animal products in a fun, tasty way!
The third event we held was our Upcycle Cafe. Here, sisters brought articles of clothing that were ripped, stained or no longer in use anymore. This event was all about learning how to upcycle clothing and discussing better sustainable fashion choices!
This year’s pandemic pushed us to look for new and creative ways to host events. So for this Green Week, we had a scavenger hunt-like task list. The list was optional, but if girls attended one event and completed 7/10 tasks on the list, they were rewarded with a prize!
This scavenger hunt was a really great way to stay engaged and keep the spirit alive during Green Week even though we were doing it a little differently than usual!
A big thank you to our sister, Angelica Malpica, for her determination to continue the tradition of Green Week even during these unusual circumstances.