Stickers handed out by Sustainability Club as part of the Earth Week festivities. Student Involvement, in collaboration with the Sustainability Club and Naative Nations Student Organization, put on a number of Earth Week activities.
Photo provided by Megan Holz
April 22 marked the 51st year that Earth Day has been celebrated across the globe.
During this annual holiday, people all over the world come together to celebrate the planet we call home by picking up trash, planting plants or trees, and learning how to be more sustainable.
UW-Superior chose to participate in Earth Day all week by hosting a variety of events on campus that students could participate in to make a difference and enjoy the celebration as much as possible. The events were hosted by UWS Student Involvement, in collaboration with the Sustainability Club and the Native Nations Student Organization.
These events included picking up a free reusable straw, planting flowers at home with seed bags, making macramé plant hangers via Zoom, participating in giveaway opportunities, planting herbs, and a number of other events.
Being a member of the Sustainability Club at UWS this past semester, I learned firsthand how important it is that we take the necessary steps to take care of our planet in proactive ways by reducing our waste and being cautious of what we consume.
Because our planet faces a climate crisis, it is important for universities across the globe to educate students about how to take care of the planet in a proper manner. There is no better day than Earth Day to take steps in the right direction to help protect our natural resources.
UW-Superior offers a wide range of student resources to learn more about climate change outside of Earth week festivities. To learn more about the Sustainability Club or how to reduce your waste, check out the UWS Sustainability Club on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sustainabilityUWS/.