Queen's University

Celebrate Earth Day

 
2011-04-18

Earth Day organizers are challenging individuals and groups to live and act more sustainably. Here at Queen’s, many people work year-round to achieve that goal.

“We want to have a day that promotes sustainability and marks what that means in terms of our impact on the environment,” says Sustainability Manager Aaron Ball. “It’s a good way for people to get involved, do their part, and learn how to make the right decisions. But it’s also important to take those lessons and apply them 365 days of the year.”

This year’s campus Earth Day celebrations will take place on Wednesday April 20 from 11:30 am – 1 pm at Agnes Benidickson Field. Queen’s community members are invited to check out the information booths, have some snacks and coffee, and get involved by working at raking, mulching, planting and litter-pick up workstations. There will also be a ceremonial group tree planting at 12:40 pm.

Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The theme for Earth Day 2011 is “A Billion Act of Green: Personal, organizational and corporate pledges to live and act sustainably.”

To learn more about sustainability initiatives on campus, visit the Sustainability Office website. For more information about Earth Day visit the website.

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