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GSU Set to Celebrate Earth Day

Beginning April 17, GSU has prepared a week of events on campus leading up to Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. One of the week’s festivities is GSU Library’s initiative, Dispose and Recycle which invites the GSU community to deposit electronics (except televisions) in the Gaylord Bin located in the Hall of Governors.

Dean of University Library Lydia Morrow Ruetten took the lead in organizing Dispose and Recycle in collaboration with VetTech, an organization that trains veterans in repairing small electronic devices and helps them find housing. She intends to raise awareness amongst the GSU community that everybody plays a part in helping preserve planet earth.

“Earth Day is an opportunity for all of us in the GSU community to stop and reflect on what we can do to help make our world more sustainable,” says Lydia Morrow Rutten, Dean of the GSU Library. “We will also be making a difference in the lives of veterans in our area by partnering with VetTech.”

In addition to recycling, GSU will clean up litter at Section A and B of the Environmental Field Station through the Litter Removal Project on Friday, April 21 from 8 a.m. – noon. Planting in GSU Sustainable Garden on Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. – noon, will be the final event.

The Earth Day celebration was ushered in with Mr. and Ms. GSU giving away potted flowers to the GSU community last week.