“What does it mean to be green?” Being “green” is a term you hear all the time, but we want to know its true meaning. The “meaning of being green” is the theme of this year’s Earth Day celebration here at Salem State, and we want to know what it means to be green not only as individuals, but also as a community. The Earth Day Planning Committee has put together five days of events for you to learn, question, discuss, and share different ways as to how we can make our campus and community a greener place.
These events will take place from Monday, April 14 to Friday, April 18 and each day will consist of at least two events that are open to students, faculty, staff, and the public. These different events will include: guest speakers such as representatives from state and federal government; environmental organizations, and activist groups; an Earth Day Poster Competition; several different panel discussions; films; and a tour of Salem State’s Cat Cove Aquaculture Lab. Most of the events are held in the Ellison Campus Center and are happening at different times throughout each day. For exact times and locations, visit the website.
(These are some of the posters students created for the Earth Day Poster Competition this year. Winning posters will be on display during the Earth Day Awards Ceremony on April 16, 2014.)
Not only is Earth Day celebrated here at Salem State, it is celebrated all around the world annually on April 22. Earth Day is a day to celebrate and raise awareness about our environment. In time, we have been working to make the campus “greener” with things such as a geothermal system in the new library, and solar panels on the green roof and more on Marsh Hall. As a community, our goal for this year’s Earth Day is to work on creating a greener campus and we want students to be involved with us. We hope to see you throughout the week!
For more information about Earth Week you can visit the Earth Days 2014 at Salem State website.
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