Apr 1, 2013
By Kristyn Repke
Every April, people around the world celebrate the environment with a variety of events. This worldwide celebration comes to Ohio University through the Office of Sustainability.
OHIO’s annual Earth Month celebration begins with a film on April 3, kicking off a month of lectures, workshops, films, speakers and festivals. These events aim to educate and engage the OHIO community about various environmental subjects, encouraging individuals to change their habits for the benefit of the environment.
This year, Director of Sustainability Annie Laurie Cadmus and the Office of Sustainability took several months to plan various events with a team of student interns and employees.
“This year, we wanted to capture a wide net of collaborations to better inform the OHIO community,” said Cadmus. “We also decided to include the Res Life Challenge this year, which began in February.”
The Res Life Challenge, which aims to teach about energy consumption reduction and ways the OHIO community can conserve energy through different behavior changes, will conclude on April 22.
This year’s main event is the half-day Earth Day festival on April 22 to celebrate the environment through numerous activities that do not require electricity. These events include yoga, smoothies, live music, swing dancing lessons and free pizza and will take place outside Memorial Auditorium from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Other Earth Month highlights include:
All events are free and open to the public.