In the past few months there have been many sightings of the slogan “1 Billion” chalked onto buildings across campus.
According to Sydney Hyatt, a member of the Oxfam America club at UVM, that slogan represents the 1 billion people that go to bed hungry every night.
“Oxfam goes in and educates the people to teach them how to live sustainably. It’s dedicated to fighting poverty, social justice and hunger all over the world,” Hyatt said.
To continue their current campaign, “GROW BIG or GO HOME,” which advocates locally grown food, the club is sponsoring a rail jam.
Forty skiers and snowboarders will be featured in the freestyle competition to compete for the grand prize of their favorite home-cooked meal made by the club. The UVM Ski and Snowboard Club will be providing judges who will eliminate competitors over the first two rounds then choose the winner, according to Courtney Casper, chair of the club.
“It [The rail jam] is an unconventional but recreational way to educate students and participants about world issues. Casper said, “It’s gonna be a lot of fun — people don’t associate it with nonprofit