WWU Holds First Earth Day Fair

Free Event Great for Families

By: Emily Forshee

The Environmental Club is sponsoring the first Earth Day Fair Sunday, April 22.

Walla Walla University will hold its first annual Earth Day Fair April 22. The campus Environmental Club, in its first year, is sponsoring the free event and is supported by many other clubs and departments on campus, including the Education Club, the Garden Club, and the Natural Resources Department. In addition, students from several classrooms at Rogers Adventist School have helped out and will have their work on display.

Event organizer and WWU graduate student, Rebecca Bullard, says, “I came up with this idea last year as a way of making learning about Earth Day fun and educational for the whole community.”

Activities will be happening from 2 to 5 p.m. in front of the Administration Building.

There will be information booths and displays; a kid’s corner with stories, puppet shows, crafts and cookies; a picnic area; campus tours to collect trash or pull weeds; a clothing drive; and a coloring contest. You can also adopt or buy trees for Arbor Day on April 27 or purchase a community garden plot.

Food and environmentally friendly products will also be for sale.

“I think it is important for WWU to be involved because Earth Day was created for awareness and educating people about taking care of the world. As Christians, that’s an important part of our lives,” says Bullard.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Bullard at rebecca.bullard@wallawalla.edu.

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