Earth Day: Honoring a world worth saving
Various activities are taking place to honor and protect our beautiful Earth.
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 16:22
As the summer starts to set in, the changing weather offers a great opportunity to connect with nature.
For the week leading up to Earth Day 2011, campus groups have put together various activities to honor our planet. Student posters have been on display for the week and various workshops, presentations, book discussions and documentary showings have been held. These activities cover a slew of pertinent ecological topics such as the impacts of coal, farming and biofuel.
This Earth Day, there will be a collection drive for hazardous electronic waste, followed later in the day by a screening of the movie "FRESH," which looks at various ways in which individuals are reinventing the American food system. Should weather permit, I also look forward to enjoying the outdoors and taking a break from the hectic final weeks of the school year. This is a day for awareness and enjoyment as we keep nature in the forefront of our minds and do our part to protect its wonders.
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