Epsilon Eta engages in educational, service, and social events throughout each semester. Every member is required to volunteer 10 hours of their time to environmentally focused service work.
Carolina Campus Community Gardens
The Sonder Market
Carrboro Farmers Market
Solar Spring Break
Over Spring Break of the 2018-2019 school year, Ep Eta led a team of students to participate in Solar Spring Break in Chico, CA. Solar Spring Break is a program ran by GRID Alternatives, a solar non-profit that works to install solar power in underserved communities at no cost to the homeowner. While participating in the program, students learn how the power of the sun can bring real-world benefits to real-world economic problems. For this trip specifically, participants raised $5,000 for the program. This money went towards the cost for the solar panels that were installed. During their week with GRID Alternatives, the team had the opportunity to learn about the solar installation process, as well as assist with it themselves.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Spring Break
During Spring Break of the 2016 - 2017 school year, several members of Epsilon Eta traveled to Lake Mead National Recreation Area in southeastern Nevada. While there, they volunteered with the National Park service and spoke with various park officials to learn more about the efforts necessary to manage and protect a national park. Their service ranged from removing invasive species around the lake to preparing willow cuttings in the park's native plant nursery for future relocation. They also helped evaluate the condition of and catalog petroglyphs with a group of park archaeologists. Following their week of work at Lake Mead, they traveled to Zion National Park in Utah for two days of hiking and camping.