U-Sustain organizes Earth Week events


Each year, April 22 marks Earth Day, when millions of people express their care for the environment.

To raise awareness about environmental issues, Union will extend Earth Day by holding an Earth Week celebration.

Earth Week will begin on Sunday, April 19, and end on Saturday, April 25.

The U-Sustain Committee, which has over 40 members, is responsible for organizing Earth Week.

Stephanie Dick ’16, U-Sustain’s education and outreach co-chair, played a major part in collecting different resources and contacting people to make the event happen.

“It’s a group work of individuals who care about the campus and the Earth,” she stated.

The Environmental Club and Engineers for Sustainable World will also be involved in the events.

Last year, the Earth Week proved to be very interactive and educational.

She noted, “We were tabling and a lot of information was put out there. We showed what U-sustain does on campus.”

Starting from Sunday, April 19, students will have many opportunities to get involved even if they are busy throughout the day.

Events include: a bus trip to a wildlife sanctuary in Shushan, N.Y.; a white board signing session in front of Reamer Campus Center where students will write down their commitments; two trash audits; vendors from the Schenectady Greenmarket coming to Union; a party in front of Schaffer Library; a Ban Bottled Water Day; creative and all-organic lunches, promoting the harvest of local farmers and Union’s Octopus’ Garden; a Bike Shop Grand Opening; a clothing swap; and a cleanup with Campus Cleanup.


Correction, 9/17/15: This article originally misquoted Stephanie Dick as calling U-Sustain a club. U-Sustain is a committee.


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