Greenfire stays cool in 05-06

Meghan McCallum

For those of you seeking a way to express your love for Mother Earth, look no further than Greenfire. Greenfire is Lawrence’s student environmental group and is involved in many different aspects of campus life.
Some projects include putting battery-recycling containers in the residence halls, posting signs encouraging small acts of (green) kindness, maintaining reusable paper bins in hall computer labs, and inviting environmental speakers to come to Lawrence. Other exciting events in which Greenfire takes part are Earth Day, Harvest Dinner, the Clean Plate Club, and Fox River clean-ups. In April 2005, Greenfire hosted folk singer/songwriter Greg Brown in the Chapel as part of the Earth Day celebrations.
Many Greenfire members have also played crucial parts in the nurturing of the Sustainable Lawrence University Gardens since their creation in the spring of 2005.
Greenfire is always open to new people and new ideas to further Lawrence’s environmental awareness. Meetings are held weekly in either the Greenfire (Sabin) House or Riverview Lounge. Be sure to check them out at the Activities Fair, online at, or stop by the house to visit!