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UT’s EarthFest slated for April 20

Celebrate Earth Day a bit early by stopping by the 12th annual EarthFest Wednesday, April 20, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on The University of Toledo’s Centennial Mall.

“Earth Day provides an amazing opportunity to increase awareness about environmental issues and to encourage personal responsibility through sustainable living,” said Dashanne Czegledy, a fourth-year student majoring in environmental studies and Spanish, who is president of the Society for Environmental Education.


“At EarthFest, we educate our community and provide links to local resources that promote a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship,” she said.

Representatives from local organizations that focus on environmental issues will be on hand all day to speak to students about movements going on in the Toledo area, Czegledy added.

EarthFest activities will include live music, seedling transplanting for the UT Outdoor Garden Classroom, voting for the UT garden logo contest, and tie-dying T-shirts.

Pam’s Corner, Toledo, will serve free food at noon. Also scheduled will be:

 • 11 a.m. — Jeanette Eckert, interim research assistant at the UT Urban Affairs Center, will discuss the sustainability of local food and University research.

• Noon — Sarah Hallsky, a UT doctoral student majoring in health education, will talk about the student-led initiative to bring local food on campus.

• 1 p.m. — Elizabeth Bergman, co-founder of Sage Organics, a certified organic farm in Genoa, Ohio, will address the importance of community-supported agriculture.

In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved to the Student Union South Lounge. EarthFest is sponsored by the UT Society for Environmental Education, the Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Society and the Urban Affairs Center, and is partially funded by the Dean of Students and the student general fee.

For more information on the free, public event, contact Czegledy at [email protected].

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