Along with the traditional sunrise salutation on campus, new events have been added to this year’s Earth Day celebration. All students, faculty and staff are invited!
Greet the Sunrise! – Assemble at the east end of Science Hall (near gym) at 6:45 a.m. for muffins and coffee and watch the sunrise to the accompaniment of some good music! “This is a VI tradition worth getting up for,” says Randy Smith, longtime organizer of Earth Day celebrations on campus.
Lunch Talk – Grab lunch and join us at noon in the BDR with Randy Smith, humanities professor. Smith will speak on “Living Life in Tune with the Environment, “ and he will focus on area opportunities to volunteer and get more involved in the outdoors.
Evening Presentation at 7:00 p.m. in Nunn Recital Hall – Join us for the Earth Day feature talk given by Heather Jeffreys of Farm Foods, LLC . Jeffreys, a native of Washington state , has worked here locally with Appalachian Sustainable Development and is now embarking on a new venture involving growing organic produce on a small farm in Smyth County and marketing it to local restaurants and grocery stores. Jeffreys has dedicated her life to a sustainable, green lifestyle and will share her thoughts and experiences of her journey.