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Update on Earth Day Celebration – Morning, Noon and Evening Events


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.


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