Press Release for Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Students Without Borders Hosts Humanitarian Awareness Event at UNF

Joanna Norris, Associate Director 

Department of Public Relations 

(904) 620-2102 

 

Students Without Borders (SWOB), a humanitarian student club at the University of North Florida that focuses on impacting the local and international community, will host a humanitarian awareness event from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Student Union Auditorium, Building 58W, Room 2704. This event is free and open to the public. 

 

SWOB has invited Sustainable Harvest International (SHI), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping communities in the United States and globally, to speak about their organization and its local and global impact. SHI will also show a documentary, explaining the innovative ideas that have been put into action, as well as what individuals can do in their community and globally to help make people’s lives better. 

 

Additionally, there will also be a guest speaker from the Foundation for Renewable Energy Enterprise (FREE) who will talk about its organization and opportunities for people to use renewable energy in their communities. SWOB will also present volunteer opportunities through FREE and educate the public on volunteer ideas and opportunities from SHI to get involved in our local and international communities. 

 

On the local level, SWOB tutors children at a local homeless shelter and educates UNF students as well as students in Northeast Florida about major issues affecting people in Jacksonville. SWOB presents opportunities for UNF students to get involved in service events that will have a positive impact on local and global communities. The student organization travels internationally for service trips to countries like Honduras, Peru and Ecuador, where they help communities by building clinics, planting fruit trees, teaching English and interacting with orphaned or underprivileged children.  

 

Sustainable Harvest International makes their impact on communities by working hands-on with families, while also giving them tools—developing sustainable land in which to grow food—and knowledge to lift themselves out of poverty and have a healthier life with more opportunities. SHI has worked with more than 2,000 families in 155 communities, converted almost 14,000 acres into sustainable land and planted over 2.7 million trees. 

 

For more information about this event, contact Kaila Lovell, SWOB publicity chair, at (904) 307-1989.