Did you know that Martin Methodist has a long history of environmental work in our community?!
Since the early 1970’s, UTS (formerly MMC) faculty, staff, and students have worked specifically to clean the creeks in Giles County, focusing in recent years on Pleasant Run here in Pulaski. Creek cleanups became necessary when the local waters were being polluted with no regulation, and members of the College sought to not only mitigate the damage being done but also to advocate for rules in our community to prevent further toxic pollution. UTS (formerly MMC) often collects up to 65 pounds of trash from Pleasant Run Creek, almost all of which is plastic/grocery bags!
Additionally, the College continues to work to reduce waste and pollution through conservation, recycling, and other sustainability practices in its daily operations. These efforts include the investigation and implementation of new technologies and methods aimed at reducing Martin Methodist’s impact on the environment and our community.
Your challenge this week is to join us on Thursday, November 5 from 10 AM-12 PM to clean up Pleasant Run Creek!
This creek, which runs right below the Square, is a wonderful swath of nature right in the middle of our town and an important part of Pulaski’s ecosystem.
The Sustainability Team will bring gloves, trash grabbers, and trash bags for you.
Please wear your mask and closed toe shoes (don’t worry–you won’t be getting wet), and join us in the parking lot across from the Hickory House!
We will spread out in order to practice appropriate physical distancing.