MSU celebrates Earth Day April 23
On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012. This year marks its 42nd anniversary.
Minot State University is celebrating Earth Day with a campus cleanup April 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event supports MSU's 2009 signing of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment articulating pledges and goals MSU adopted to reduce its carbon footprint. Campus cleanup also supports Earth Day campaigns' goal of collecting A Billion Acts of Green® and highlights environmental issues such as pollution.
The MSU Sustainability Committee will provide volunteers in the Quad with gloves and trash bags for recyclables and other trash. But it's not all work and no play. Earth Day 2012 will include informational tables with "green suggestions" for the entire community. Minot-area "green businesses" will also be featured at booths, detailing green practices and their positive impact on the environment.
Guest speakers Heather Duchsherer and Joe Super will discuss Minot's water quality in the Beaver Dam at 11 a.m. Duchscherer is an environmental scientist from the State Department of Health, and Super is a biology teacher at Minot High School and monitors the Souris River with his students.
Additional activities include free reusable water bottles for the first 50 participants, food, prize drawings and music by "Rooster" from noon to 2 p.m.
All indoor activities take place on the second floor of the Student Center.
For more information, contact Paul Lepp, Sustainability Committee chair and assistant biology professor, at email@example.com.