Earth Day – Sustainability: One Piece at a Time

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Each one of us holds a piece to creating a sustainable living and learning environment. On Earth Day, come learn how you can make a difference …. one “piece” at a time! Wear green and show your commitment to sustainability.

Date: Monday, April 22
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Landon Atrium

Wear GREEN and show your support for sustainable living!

Earth Day Program

11:00 a.m. Barry Resources and Vendor Fair (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

  • Vendors:
    • Anika Foods – organic treats
    • Trendy Truck: Fashion on Wheels
    • Whole Foods Market
    • Sodexo Sustainable Lunch Boxes for $6.25
    • Free Office Supply Swap Fest
    • Hollywood Trikke
    • South Florida Commuter Services
    • Waste Management – Zero Waste and Single Stream Recycling
    • Georgia Pacific – Paper Products
    • Unisource – Eco Friendly Cleaning Products
  • Barry University Resources:
    • Barry Bookstore
    • Barry’s Ecological Sustainability Team (BEST)
    • Campus Recreation and Wellness
    • College of Arts and Sciences: Sociology and Chemistry
    • Facilities Building Services
    • Division of Information Technology (DoIT)
    • IST Business Center
    • Quality Improvement Program (QIP) Committee
    • School of Education

12:00 p.m. Welcome by Bruce Edwards, Senior Vice President for Business and Finance
                    Opening Prayer, Father Marcelo Solorzano, OP

12:15 p.m. Activities:

  • Make herbal bookmarks using herbs from the Community Garden
  • Make a sustainability pledge*
  • Participate in the Recycling game
  • Adopt a plant
  • Donate no-longer-used cellphones for victims of domestic violence through the Hopeline phone drive
  • Tell us how we can make Barry more walkable and bikeable. Take a survey.

2:00 p.m. Green Jobs Fair (Thompson Lobby, 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Watch Waste Management’s single stream recycling process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GP3JuiX5BY

*Submit a Sustainability Pledge via Facebook at http://www.barry.edu/earth-day/. The first 75 students who sign the pledge will receive a free BEST “Barry Green” T-shirt. Faculty and staff who sign the pledge and make a minimum donation of $5 will receive a t-shirt. Proceeds will support student sustainability projects at Barry. T-shirts are available from the Office of Mission Engagement, Thompson Hall, 203.

For more information, please contact Patricia Ramlow at 305-899-3437, pramlow@mail.barry.edu.

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