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Thursday – April 17, 2014

Northern Kentucky University will celebrate Earth Week next week. A group of sustainably-minded students, faculty, and staff called NKU Green has planned a variety of “green” activities on campus.

The centerpiece of the week will be NKU’s annual Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration on the central plaza on Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This is the university’s annual rite of spring where sustainably-minded groups from across campus and the region come together to share information and celebrate the season. This year, off-campus groups will include Green Umbrella, Citizens Climate Lobby, It’s Only Fair, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Ohio River Foundation, Recyclabowls, River Works Discovery, Sanitation District 1, Sierra Club – Northern Kentucky, Sierra Club – Ohio Chapter Miami Group, Sunrock Farm, and Flutemaker Ministries. Campus groups will include NKU Green, Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students, the Center for Environmental Education, the Center for Environmental Restoration, the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, NKU Recycling, NKU Horticulture, NKU Wellness, Alpha Phi Omega (co-ed philanthropic fraternity), and Take It or Leave It.

Some of the other Earth Week activities include:

  • Monday, April 21 at noon, Science Center 302: Traveling with the Sierra Club locally and in Jordan
  • Wednesday, April 23 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., central plaza: Making Seed Bombs – Green Art and Construction
  • Thursday, April 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p. m., central plaza: Arbor Day – Planting ginkgo Trees

For more information, please contact Jane Goode at (859) 572-1990 or

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