UE Plans Earth Day Birthday Celebration on April 22

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The University of Evansville’s Environmental Concerns Organization (ECO) will host Earth Day Birthday, a celebration of the earth’s 4.6 billionth year of existence, on April 22. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the event, which is scheduled from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn on UE’s campus.

The celebration features Earth Day themed food, merchandise, and activities, including:

  • Build-a-Bin – decorating free recycling bins
  • Up-cycling T-shirts into reusable shopping bags
  • Decorating and planting flower pots
  • Contest for the best chalk drawing of the Earth
  • Blankets provided to lie on the grass and watch the clouds
  • Birthday Cake (dirt-cake, cookies, and brownies), Snow cones, and popcorn
  • Relay game of sorting recycling materials, recycling-themed corn hole game, and water consumption guessing game.
  • Bi-Sci Club’s plant sale
  • Sale of Earth Day themed T-shirts, water bottles and other items.

Community organizations at the event will include: Wesselman Woods Nature Center, Urban Seeds, Audubon Nature Society, Project Acorn, Norwex, and the Southwestern Indiana Citizens for Quality of Life.

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