Earth Day festivities included fun, entertainment, games, prizes and various exhibits
Community members of all ages were invited to attend an Earth Day celebration located on the Alvernia University campus. The event featured contests, games, speakers, and information about environmental awareness and took place outdoors on Alvernia's Campus Commons, April 22 from 12:00-5:00p.m.
Earth Day festivities included ongoing activities and games for local grade school students. Alvernia student groups had informational tables available about the campus recycling plan, the environmental impact on poverty, a recycling raffle, how to calculate your ecological footprint, and a Discovery Channel Planet Earth movie viewing.
Earth Day guest speaker Scot Case, Vice President of Terrachoice and Director of the Ecology program, was the featured speaker on “Building a Greener Future: How Colleges and Universities are leading the way.” Scot Case is an internationally recognized expert on sustainable business strategy development, responsibly sourcing, green supply chains, and environmental marketing with more than 15 years of professional experience. He has delivered more than 250 keynote speeches, and full day trainings, in addition to publishing more than four-dozen articles, case studies and book chapters.
Increasing environmental awareness on campus will encourage students to get involved and educate themselves by taking part in Earth Day festivities. The Earth Day celebration highlighted ways to get involved in environmental efforts on campus, as well as other general tips and ideas.