From the Register-Mail:
Thereâ€™s a movement sweeping across the Knox College campus and its proponents hoped to get more people involved with a picnic Monday evening.
The EquiKnox picnic, sponsored by the Presidentâ€™s Task Force on Sustainability, allowed students to eat their dinner outdoors and learn a little more about the movement known as sustainability. Itâ€™s something that has picked up quite a following in recent years and aims to make the college more environmentally friendly.
As part of Mondayâ€™s activities, students could register their bicycles with the Galesburg Police Department, help brick around the prairie plot and eat food using compostable utensils.
â€œNothing will be trash,â€ said junior Abby Pardick of Gibson City, 20, a member of the task force. She said the collegeâ€™s Eco House and the community garden both have composters, so all the dishes will be put to good use.