Tie-dye a T-shirt, participate in sustainability games and listen to live music as you learn about the benefits of being “green” at the 12th annual Rolla Earth Day celebration at Missouri University of Science and Technology on April 22. The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Tomorrow’s Earth is Today’s Responsibility.”
Numerous activities will take place throughout the day, with youth educational events taking place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and university student events from 2-4:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, inside and on the lawn of the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus. All the events are free and open to the public.
Visitors can tour the Solar Village and kids can participate in hands-on activities like tie-dying, face painting and sustainability games at the Chancellor’s Leadership Academy children’s tent. At 1 p.m. in the Havener atrium, a sculpture of a plastic bottle will be unveiled, and will be filled with the plastics used during a single week on campus. Bring a plain, white T-shirt to the Water Environment Federation tie-dye booth, as limited quantities will be available on the day of the event.
At noon in the Havener atrium, guests can get creative and design attire for a recycled fashion show called “Runway Rubbish.” Anyone on the campus can get involved by making articles of clothing or accessories from recycled materials. Participants can model it themselves or have someone else model it for them. A panel of judges will decide who wins the competition and award prizes. Email Melissa Elder at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The last day to register for the event is April 18.
Colin Beavan, author of the One Book Program book “No Impact Man” will be on campus to cumulate No Impact Week and Earth Day. He will present a lecture about his book at 7 p.m. in the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building, 10th Street and Bishop Avenue in Rolla. Following the lecture, Beavan will be signing copies of his book, which will be available for purchase at the event.
For details about exhibiting at Earth Day or bringing your group to the event, register online at http://ose3.mst.edu/.
For more information about the Rolla Earth Day Celebration, contact Angela Rolufs, director of the office of sustainable energy and environmental engagement, 573-341-7500, at email@example.com, or Cory Brennan, 618-691-9123, at firstname.lastname@example.org.