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    Celebrate Earth Day Every Day in Spring 2022

    February 22, 2022

    The University of Scranton’s Sustainability Office has chosen the theme "We are all connected" for its spring initiative toward increasing sustainability. The theme was inspired by Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical letter "On Care for Our Common Home" in which he urges readers to take action to protect our Earth and all the life contained within it. Humanity’s connection to the Earth means that it is our responsibility to act in a way that will support and protect our environment.

    earth-day-poster-2022-2.jpgThe Sustainability Office is hosting several events during the Spring semester in conjunction with the Jesuit Center, Kania School of Management, Multicultural Center, Weinberg Memorial Library, Environmental Studies Concentration, Environmental Science Major, and the Society for Sustainability and Conservation in a collaborative effort to bring this action to University of Scranton’s Campus.

    From Jan. 21 through Apr. 4, the Sustainability Office will be accepting submissions for their yearly Environmental Essay contest from 5th through 12th grades.

    On Mar. 3 at 6:30 p.m.. in the Moskovitz Theatre, there will be a film screening of The Human Element, featuring filmmaker, James Balog. Also, on Mar. 22, there will be a celebration for World Water Day from 6-8 p.m. on the second-floor lobby of the DeNaples Center.

    The month of April will have its own group of exciting events to engage students with sustainability. From Apr. 19 – 26, there will be an Environmental Art Show installation on the fifth floor of the Weinberg Memorial Library. On Apr.19, an Earth Day Fair will be held in the Loyola Science Center Lobby from 11 a.m..-1 p.m.; and, on Apr. 20, an Evening of Environmental Science event is scheduled in the Loyola Science Center Lobby from 6-8 p.m.

    Guest speaker, Dr. Michael Mann, will present lecture on his book The New Climate War, April 21 to the DeNaples Center Ballroom at 7 p.m. to . The final event of April will be an art show address with artist Laura Kern, which will be on the 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Loyola Science Center Lobby.

    In May, the Sustainability Office will be hosting a three-hour kayaking trip on the Susquehanna River as the weather begins to warm up to get students outside and engaged with the environment. All of these events sponsored by the Sustainability Office and other campus-wide organizations help to connect our campus with the environment and encourage everyone to take action to preserve the Earth.

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