Students at Brown University embarked on an ambitious program to clean up their campus and raise money for the school's financial aid budget at the same time.
"Keep Brown Beautiful" is a "behavior modification program" designed to train students not to litter.
The program--funded by Brown's maintenance department and a matching grant from an unidentified New York alumnus--pays students $8 an hour to scour the campus every morning for litter, and the money the students make is donated to the financial aid fund.
Senior Larry Stiff, president of the group said he expects more contributions and matching funds over the course of the year and a total of at least $10,000 for financial aid by June.
"Our goal is to get at least 1,000 different students out cleaning the Green by the end of the semester," he said.