WASHINGTON (April 15, 2011) – Howard University will mark Earth Day on April 22 with major projects and campus activities involving hundreds of students, faculty and staff. The kickoff event will start at 9 a.m. on the Undergraduate Library (UGL) rooftop terrace.
Howard University Earth Day 2011 events include:
Organic Garden: Student groups are spearheading an effort to create a 6,000-square-feet organic vegetable garden at the corner of Sherman and Barry Place Northwest. The garden will be maintained by students.
Campus Beautification Projects: The community will participate in re-vitalizing 20 garden beds on campus. Approximately 3,600 flowers will be planted as part of the projects. In addition, the University is planting a new weeping cherry tree in front of the School of Business to commemorate Earth Day 2011.
Shred Day: Kiron Enterprises, a University business partner, will provide free shredding services to all campus faculty, staff and students. An on-site shredding truck will be parked on the yard near Blackburn on Earth Day. In addition, pick-up services will be available to those who cannot make it to the truck location.