SHSU Celebrating Earth Day

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SHSU Celebrating Earth Day

Published on April 19, 2017 by Larry Crippen

Sam Houston State University’s Recreational Sports, Dining Services, Facilities Management, Residence Life, and other offices will work together to make SHSU a more sustainable community for Earth Day on Wednesday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. around campus.

Evan Anderson, SHSU arborist, will lead a campus tree tour beginning at 10 a.m. in front of the Lowman Student Center front stairs. He will discuss the different types of trees on campus.

Other activities will take place in the LSC Mall Area from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Attendees can learn how to be more sustainable and enter to win prizes such as shirts, bags and a bicycle. An all-electric BMW will also be on display.

SH Dining will offer information about the effects of meat-based protein compared to plant-based protein in the food chain and what each does to earth.

They will also be educating students on waste and production logs for proper food prep with minimal waste and will have literature from General Mills on their sustainability efforts across the globe.

Facilities Management will offer information about shredding, paper recycling and energy efficiency tips.

Students can pot a plant with Residence Life from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LSC Mall Area. Plants, pots and soil will be provided, while supplies last.

Lastly, attendees can play lawn games, Frisbee, slackline and hang out in front of the Recreational Sports Center from 4 to 6 p.m. All games are free for everyone.

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