By Sophia Elfrink 

Many students and faculty have noticed an increase in the amount of trash around the OES campus. Every day, on my trek down to the lower parking lot, I encounter granola bar wrappers, pencils, hair- ties, and plastic cups which are strewn about the campus. As a citizen of the OES community, I feel I must pick up trash when I see it, and you should too. But rather than shaming anyone, let’s investigate the root causes and consequences of littering.