OSU Goes Beyond Earth Day


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s annual Earth Day celebration will take place April 18-29. Called “Beyond Earth Day,” the two-week celebration will feature more than 20 events that focus on environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

“Beyond Earth Day gets its name from the recognition that sustainability is more than just about the environment, but also social and economic sustainability,” said Kyle Reed, outreach assistant for campus recycling. “The name also reflects that we couldn’t possibly fit all of the festivities and workshops into a single day.”

One of the largest events during the celebration will be the 16th Annual Community Fair on Tuesday, April 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Student Experience Center Plaza. The fair will feature more than 40 campus and community groups hosting booths and activities geared toward holistic sustainability.

The annual HooHaa will take place starting at 3:30 p.m., on Earth Day, April 22, at the Organic Growers Club farm. It will offer free food, music, a silent auction, and a chance to enjoy the company of the community while planting onions. A free shuttle will leave every 15 minutes from the OSU Bookstore from 3:30-7 p.m. 

Another event, the Earth Day of Service, will offer OSU students and staff volunteer opportunities with several different service projects. Times and locations for the service projects vary, but all will take place on Saturday, April 23. Further details and sign-ups for each of the service projects may be found at http://sli.oregonstate.edu/cce/events/earth-day

Other events will include movie screenings, workshops, an Earth Ball, and the construction of the Earth Justice Mural. A full listing of events, including times and details, may be found at http://tiny.cc/earth-calendar

Beyond Earth Day is an annual celebration sponsored by several OSU groups, including Campus Recycling, the Student Sustainability Initiative, and the Sustainability Office. More information about Beyond Earth Day may be found at: http://tiny.cc/beyondearthday


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