SCF Venice Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Participates in Green Initiative

(Bradenton, Fla., November 12, 2009) - The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Alpha Mu Upsilon chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at SCF Venice has participated in green service projects this fall, complementing the college wide sustainability initiative.

In October, Phi Theta Kappa members partnered with Venice Main Street to canvas local businesses, encouraging them to promote conservation and sustainability. Forty-two local businesses received placards to display at their store after pledging to adopt green practices to conserve energy, water and other natural resources. 

Students suggested ways to conserve energy including: recycling, complying with environmental regulations, using electronic communications to preserve energy and encouraging vendors to use environmentally friendly packing material.

Phi Theta Kappa members also volunteered for a clean-up at Englewood Beach as a part of their own commitment to keep the beaches clean and protect the environment.

An international honor society for two-year college students with a grade point average of 3.5 or above, Phi Theta Kappa encourages members to regularly engage in scholarship, leadership and service activities. 

PTK members Taylor Meredith, Jodi Johnson, Hayley

Durham, Brian Miller, Kim Tomchinsky, Cathy Cornish

and Daiana Lambrecht.

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