Newman celebrates Earth Day with a week of activities

By: Alexis Stallard, Editor-In-Chief

Earth day is Saturday, and Newman has spent the whole week celebrating with events put on by various clubs and organizations around campus. Here’s what’s happened so far and what you can still participate in this week:

Earth Week events started on Monday with declutter day, and students and faculty were encouraged to clean up their spaces and recycle.

On Tuesday, students volunteered to clean up different areas of campus as part of a campus beautification day. Volunteers spread mulch in flower beds, cleaned up trash, and gave some love to places on campus such as St. John’s chapel.

Also on Tuesday, the Gardening Club and Campus Activities Board held a paint-and-plant event where students could paint pots, plant flowers and houseplants, eat snacks, and listen to music.

Wednesday challenged students to a scavenger hunt across campus that gave them the chance to enjoy the weather and spend time outdoors.

Today, a campus stroll that will last from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. will commence outside the Mabee Dining Center.

Mass will be held at 12:05 p.m. Friday outside at the Heimerman Plaza, which is located between Bishop Gerber and Beata Hall. Dessert will be served following mass. At 2 and 4 p.m., students are invited to enjoy the softball games and cheer on the Jets.

From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day this week, students are encouraged to meet at the Bishop Gerber lobby to make plarn (plastic bags turned into yarn) that will be used to make mats for those without shelter.

On Saturday, Earth Day-themed desserts will be served in the Mabee Dining Center for students to enjoy.

PHOTO: Cole Farquhar, Photographer