Earth Day 2016: Friday, April 22
Come to Earth Day this Friday, April 22, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the lower level Gallagher Center. The “Eco-Fair” will consist of campus and community vendors who will discuss sustainable practices and ways to “be green.” Student presentations, “Our Voice – A Green Perspective” will be held 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. There will be six prize drawings at 1:30 p.m. for Eco-Fair giveaways that include fun solar-powered devices. Visit vendors to qualify for the prize drawings.
Earth Day is a national holiday to celebrate our home planet.
This year’s national Earth Day 2016 theme is “Trees for the Earth.” We will also be giving away free sugar maple saplings, which happens to be the New York State tree. Trees are valuable for so many reasons. For starters trees create oxygen, they also sequester carbon dioxide, one of the major greenhouse gases. Sugar maples are also a very valuable source of lumber; bowling alleys are made of sugar maple because of their hardness. Oh yes, they are also the trees that are tapped for the production of maple syrup. So stop by on Friday and visit the wild animals, furry creatures, local environmental groups and organizations as well as some eco-friendly businesses.