Sustainability plans Earth Week events

Joshua Farmer

In honor of Earth Day, the Office of University Sustainability will host a series of campus events based on the theme “Put Your Green Foot Forward” between Saturday, April 20 and Friday, April 26.

The Office of Sustainability, with the help of area businesses, nonprofits and multiple campus organizations, is organizing Earth week 2013.

“This year we decided to move from awareness to action during Earth Week,” said Megan Berry, a junior exercise science major. “We invite students, faculty and staff to find one or more activities they are interested in and participate.”

The purpose of the events is to encourage the campus and community to live a more sustainable lifestyle through small adjustments to daily routines, according to an official release from the Office of Sustainability.

Earth Week begins with a day of mass volunteerism, cleaning up the Boone community and sections of the New River, followed by an outdoor Field Day on Sanford Mall on Sunday to encourage students to enjoy the outdoors.

Other events during the week include walking dogs from the Watauga Humane Society, hiking the Appalachian preserve, seed planting, and an interactive art and music festival.

For more information regarding events and scheduling, visit

Story: NOLEN NYCHAY, Intern NEws Reporter