Sunday, April 25, 2010

Earth Day Fair



Being in academia is fulfilling in itself but its also important to me to participate in making sure UAF is working to be an environmentally sustainable campus. Every year the "Sustainable Campus Task Force in coalition with a variety of other student and community groups participate in the Earth Day Fair which is held on the roof of the Lola Tilly Commons.

There is free music, free food and a variety of educational tables to check out such as Cold Housing Climate Research, Sierra Club, and The Northern Alaska Environmental Center. There were also tables teaching about efforts on campus such as the composting and recycling done at Facility Services. There is also a recycled art contest.

There were free burritos and awesome bands such as Work, The Good Daze, and Extra Tuffs.

There were all kinds of cool things to do such as plant seeds and hop on a bike to help power the band.

It was a beautiful sunny day with lots of socializing and discussing important issues about the natural environment while making UAF a better place.