ECO Celebrates Earth Day 2008

April 22 is Earth Day; the Environmental Conservation Organization blitzed out campus-wide to inform all students of the event. As I walked across the Green early this afternoon, by far the most noticeable part of the event (aside from the profusion of students sporting Patagonia apparel and Birkenstocks) was that ECO had covered the Green with an enormous mound of garbage–“a trash pile typical daily dorm production [sic]”, as the message below states.

The blitz after the jump.

WHEN: 10am – 2pm
WHAT: EARTH DAY 2008 Celebration

Free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream at 12:45pm!
Free CFLs (energy efficient light bulbs) for 1st 150 people!
Live music!
Trash pile typical daily dorm production
Phone banking to NH Senators Sununu and Gregg
Big Green Bus presentation
Educational environmental displays
Bike-made smoothies!


WHEN: 5pm – 8pm
WHAT: Educational Environmental Fair

“Easy Ways to Green Your Room” , “How to Recycle” exhibits
Info on what campus environmental groups are doing and how to get involved: Big Green Bus, Organic Farm, Sustainable Living Center, Dartmouth Council on Climate Change, ECO, and more
Free screenings of “The Lorax” and “The History of Stuff”
Sponsored by: Dartmouth Recycles, Sierra Club, ECO

Don’t miss “The History of Stuff” tonight.