Earth Day at NU – TODAY

In Upcoming Events, by , on April 19th, 2017

Niagara University will celebrate Earth Day April 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Gallagher Center’s lower level.

The Eco Fair will consist of campus and community vendors who will discuss sustainable practices and ways to “be green.” There will be a drawing at 1:30 for Eco Fair giveaways, including fun, solar-powered devices. Visit vendors to qualify.

In addition, Carmen Presti will lead a discussion on “Primate Sanctuary” in Dunleavy Hall, Room 127 at 8 p.m. to discuss environmental impact on primates, their refuge and protection.

Earth Day is a national holiday to celebrate our home planet.

We will also be giving away free sugar maple saplings.  The sugar maple is our 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. They are also the trees that are tapped for the production of maple syrup.

So stop by on Wednesday and visit the wild animals, furry creatures, local environmental groups and organizations as well as some eco-friendly businesses.