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    Earth Day Events Encourage ‘Caring for Cr...

    The University of Scranton’s Sustainability Office will host several Earth Day events for the public during the month of April, including An Evening of Environmental Science on Thursday, April 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Atrium of the Loyola Science Center. The event will include interactive exhibits and a display of submissions by area students for the Earth Day Essay Contest.
    March 5, 2019

    Area residents and students can attend multiple events organized by The University of Scranton’s Sustainability Office to “celebrate earth day every day.” The events are free of charge and will be held throughout April on – or near – the University’s campus.

    The programming includes an Earth Day Essay Contest for students grades seven through 12. This year’s essay theme is “Caring for the Earth’s Critters,” and electronic submissions must be submitted by April 3. Additional rules and guidelines can be found on the University’s Sustainability website (LINK).

    A lecture titled “Food, Health, Planet, Our Future as a Species” will be given by J. Morris Hicks, author of “Healthy Eating, Healthy World,” at 6 p.m. April 4 in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall. A $5 healthy snack donation is suggested. The talk is sponsored by the Greenhouse Project and the University’s Environmental Studies Concentration.

    On April 5, BikeScranton will host a kick-off bike share event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. during First Friday at Courthouse Square in Scranton. The event is open to anyone age 16 or older with a valid driver’s license or state-issued photo identification. An adult must accompany participants under 18.

    The artwork of University students, staff and faculty will be on display at the 9th Annual Environmental Art Show, which takes place from April 10 to April 24 in the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library. The exhibit, which showcases the natural beauty of our environment and the ideal practice of living sustainably, can be seen during library hours.

    The winners of the Earth Day Essay Contest will be announced at an Evening of Environmental Science, which will be held in the Atrium of the Loyola Science Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The event will include interactive exhibits and activities for all ages, and a display of submissions from the Earth Day Essay Contest. Arbor Day trees will also be available free of charge while supplies last.

    Research projects from students and faculty will be on display at the Earth Day Fair on Tuesday, April 16, that will highlight sustainable practices. Local businesses will also participate in the interactive event that runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Atrium of the Loyola Science Center.

    An information tent and activities will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the DeNaples Center Patio to raise awareness and highlight the importance of Earth Day.

    Lastly, the Weinberg Memorial Library’s annual Book, Plant and Tag Sale will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, from noon until 4 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library Endowment, which supports library collections and services.

    For additional information about the University’s Earth Day events, visit the University’s Office of Sustainability website or call 570-941-7520.

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