Resident Hall Presidents’ Council and the Locke and Key Society are pulling out all the stops and launching a green awareness event on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22.
The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. with a variety of exciting activities throughout the day. The mission of the event is to create an environment where the community can be more educated and informed about green products, services and actions.
Highlighting the event, Nebraska third congressional district candidate, Rebekah Davis; the Iowa fifth congressional district candidate, Mike Denklau; and a Nebraska Public Power District representative, John McClure will participate in a bi-partisan panel on cap and trade.
To promote the importance of going green, a Greentown Greensburg, Kan., representative will be doing a presentation via Skype to inform viewers about going green. Local vendors will display eco-friendly products, organic products and earth friendly services that can be purchased and provided locally.
Students who want to experience the benefits of earth friendly activities can go to the Calvin T. Ryan library for a gardening revitalization project. Students can help garden all afternoon in order to revive the plant life surrounding the library.
OWL, featuring members of Phi Gamma Delta are excited to be involved in the event. Ryan Lieb, guitar and singer in OWL, said: “We are just a few FIJIs with a passion for music. We are excited to have the opportunity to play for the event and showcase the songs we have been working on all year. We hope everyone can come out enjoy the event and our music.”
The campus radio station 91.3 KLPR will be providing information throughout the week of the event and during the event.
Reporter Kevin Ward