By adopting a section of a nearby river, one Troy organization is determined to make a difference beyond the University.
The Philosophy Society will be cleaning up the Conecuh River, located about five miles from campus, on Friday, Aug. 25.
According to Troy’s website, the primary goal of the society “is to provide a forum for the fostering and development of the discipline of philosophy at TROY.”
The society formally adopted a portion of the river through the Alabama Adopt an Area Program.
This cleanup will be the first of two that the society plans to host during the semester.
Charles Taylor, a sophomore history major from Temple, Texas, and the public relations director for the society, said that this is an opportunity to allow students to make a difference.
“Through events like this, when you have to really get out and make a difference, you have to put in work, you can see the effect you’re having on your environment,” Taylor said. “When we organize something like this, we want to show people the value of going to somewhere that is chaotic and creating order, even if it’s something so simple as cleaning up and maintaining rivers.”
All students are welcome to participate and can meet the group behind the Patterson Hall parking lot at 3 p.m. Return to campus will be around 4:30 p.m.
Transportation and supplies will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to wear clothes they do not mind getting wet or dirty.
“This is a great way to touch base with the Philosophy Society if you are thinking about it because there will be many people who have similar interests,” Taylor said.
The Philosophy Society will host other events and meetings beginning in September.
For more updates on the society, students can follow Troy University Philosophy Society on Facebook.