High winds postpone Earth Day awareness project at Elon University

April 22, 2009 at 7:36 pm 1 comment

By Patrick McCabe

Written April 22, 2009

At 11 a.m. today members of the Elon University Sierra Club and other organizations planned on spreading trash, collected from the University, in front of the student center. The members of the club planned to dress in hazmat suits and sort out things that could have been recycled.

The landfill on the lawn, outside of the Moseley student center.

The landfill on the lawn, outside of the Moseley student center.

The high winds that swept campus today postpone the “landfill on the lawn.”

“We’re hoping the wind will die down and we will be able to sort through the trash later today,” sophomore Griffin Sager-Gellerman said. “We want to make students aware of how much they should be recycling.”

The “landfill on the lawn” was a part of Elon’s Earth Week. Earth Day events include “Moving Towards Carbon Free Living: Practical Steps to Reduce Carbon Emissions and Increase Energy Dependence” where authors of The Carbon Free Home, Stephen and Rebekah Hren will speak on “carbon free living.” The final event of the day will be cooking smores using alternative resources, reducing our carbon footprint.

Events for Earth Week will continue tomorrow and Friday, anyone interested in learning more about Earth Week should click here or stop by the Sierra Club’s table in the Moseley Center.  

Watch sophomore Griffin Sager-Gellerman talk about the “Landfill on the Lawn:”


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Janna  |  April 22, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Patrick, it’s nice to see you covered this and informed the community about it. Sometimes a non-story is still a story. You did this professionally.


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