University of Houston-Downtown students pick up a record amount of litter
Students at the University of Houston-Downtown picked up a record amount of litter during the university's 10th biannual Ed's Bayou Clean Up event held Saturday, Nov. 10.
According to a press release from the school, students collected approximately 2,089 pounds of trash and recyclables around the campus, surpassing the 2010 record of 1,400 pounds and becoming the highest record of litter collected in four years.
The event was part of the university's effort to maintain healthy waters in the bayous.
Participating students came from a variety of organizations, including Alpha Kappa Alpha, Ambassadors, Black Student Alliance, Environmental Club, Geology Club, Houston Model United Nations, Health Professions Organization, International Business Association, Phi Beta Lamda, Photography Club, Pre-Law Association, Revolution, Safe Zone and the Student Government Association.
Many items were collected during the cleanup event, such as a mattress, a baby stroller, tires and an "I Love Lucy" license plate.
For more information about University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.
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