I’m guessing that if you follow this blog or are even just checking it out for the first time, you know that Aprill 22nd was Earth Day! I wanted to highlight a few things I found going on at other universities and our own that reflect on the importance of Earth Day.
At GW, food and agriculture were the main concern of an event that took place Thursday night. Experts spoke at the Feeding The Planet Summit and discussed the future of food and how to fight hunger appropriately using science and sustainability. You can also check out some of their highlights.
SPU’s Scientific Discussion Group:
Our own scientific discussion group that meets about weekly on campus honored Earth Day as well. On Tuesday there was a discussion on agriculture as well, regarding the conservation of the grasslands in the U.S. and livestock. The group watched a TED talk and then discussed points from it. If you’d like to, you can still catch the TED talk. You can also get involved by going to their upcoming event next week regarding water conservation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to know more or be added to their email list.
The University of California Berkley also had a summit on Earth Day to inform and educate students and their community about projects on campus that are changing the way their campus works. Some of their projects helped with creating a biofuel and implementing water saving efforts across campus.
Continue to celebrate Earth Day all year round by checking out other sustainability conversations and implementing some changes in your daily routines.