Clemson University event to celebrate Earth Day 2012
By Aliza Darnell
CLEMSON — Students for Environmental Action will host Clemson University’s celebration of Earth Day from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 23, on “Lever Beach” behind the Hendrix Student Center.
The event is free and open to the public. Various campus and community organizations will host booths with giveaways, entertainment and information related to this year’s theme of sustainable energy. There will also be stations to tie-dye T-shirts and paint TOMS shoes. Participants include Slow Food On Campus, CORE, CLEMSONLiVE, FeelGood, Clemson Recycling Services, Solid Green, Beyond Coal and the Outdoors Club.
E-Waste will hold a recycling drive at the event for people to recycle electronic waste, such as old computer parts, cell phones and batteries.
Students for Environmental Action is Clemson University’s largest non-profit environmental and social justice organization. Its mission is to provide support and connect people and organizations with projects related to sustainability.
“[Earth Day] has become a time for organizations to come together and celebrate sustainability,” said Brandi Staley, student coordinator. “This is an exciting time to be involved in the environmental movement on campus and there will be something for everyone at the festival.”