SU to hold Earth Day Celebration


It may be too early to tell, but Mother Earth may be giving us the warmest springs ever this year.

Next week, Shippensburg University will host its annual Earth Day Celebration April 19 from 10 a.m. untill 4 p.m. on the library lawn.
The SU Environmental Club is sponsoring the celebration with donations and profits made from the event will benefit King’s Gap State Park.

This year’s celebration will include a variety of games, prizes and refreshments. There will be 12 booths with a variety of different activities or crafts for sale.

Recycled crafts, record bowl, Capri Sun pencil cases and juice carton wallets are just some of the eco friendly hand made crafts that will be available for purchase.

There will also be a variety of information booths on how to be environmentally conscious, the Earth Day celebration and other environmental issues.

Free tie-dying will return this year, as it was a big hit at last year’s celebration. T-shirts will be available for purchase for $10 on site.

Students can then custom dye their shirts in whatever fashion they like. Students may also bring their own t-shirts to dye.

In addition, other booths will have hand-made pottery, edible insects, win a goldfish games and give-away baskets with gift cards and eco-friendly reusable water bottles.

Last year, the Environmental Club raised $225 through the Earth Day Celebration activities that benefited a local park.

If you are interested in joining the SU Environmental Club, you can attend the next meeting on April 26 in Franklin Science Center 248, at 3:30 p.m., or you can contact the club’s officers at enviro@ship.edu.


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