Last Friday, 15 Madison East staff and faculty members headed off campus in bright flourescent yellow safety vests to pick up the stretch of highway Globe University adopted earlier this year through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. The group broke into four teams, each taking a section of highway to pick up.
This was a great team building exercise as well as an adventure. Groups came back to campus with several interesting stories of what they found along the side of the highway, including a ring, dollar bill, and a winter jacket. By the end of the day, a total of 36 bags were filled, 24 of which contained trash and 12 containing recyclables.
“Participating in the first adopt-a-highway was a great experience,” said Administrative Assistant Ashley LaChance. “It’s a great way to give back to our community.”
As an Adopt-A-Highway sponsor, Globe University – Madison East has committed to clean up their stretch of highway a minimum of three times each year. Student Clubs, classes, and groups can also volunteer; contact your club advisor or instructor for more information on how to get involved.