Eco C.A.T.S works to keep WCU clean

Have you ever wondered why Western Carolina University is always so clean? Maybe it’s due to trash pickup, or the fact that we have a sustainability club on campus! 

Eco C.A.T.S. is a registered student organization on campus that focuses on keeping WCU clean and green. 

“We practice raising awareness about ecological and economic benefits from practicing environmental-friendly habits,” Brieann Reece, Eco C.A.T.S. secretary and social chair, said. 

The club strives to encourage students to live healthier lives by doing their part on campus and in their community.

Eco C.A.T.S. is a student-led campus awareness team for sustainability.

As an organization, they host different events, such as tailgate recycling at the home football games. All volunteers are welcome three hours before kick-off and throughout the tailgate. Eco C.A.T.S meets at spot 16 in the Bardo Arts Center parking lot.

They also have hosted multiple clean-up events on the roads surrounding Western Carolina University. Another popular event hosted by the organization is the “trashion show” which encourages students to get creative with trash while spreading awareness of the importance of recycling.

To become a member of Eco C.A.T.S., go to and search ‘EcoCats’. They currently have 17 members and three officers associated with the organization. All meeting dates will be posted on Engage.

For more information about sustainability on campus, read this article.