Earth Day is just around the corner, and Rutgers Camden is ready to celebrate!
This coming Wednesday, April 22, Chancellor Phoebe Haddon will be joined by members of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden County as well as members of the Camden County Office of Sustainability and Shared Services in promoting a safe and clean environment in honor of Earth Day.
The event calls for student volunteers to help the Chancellor plant perennials during the free period. The group will be meeting outside of the Campus Center at noon and will begin planting perennials shortly afterward outside the Campus Center.
Representatives from Rutgers Camden’s Office of Housing and Resident Life will also share their “Green Team” activities and inform students about our university’s sustainability initiatives.
This is the first Earth Day at Rutgers Camden that involves so many staff members, and most importantly, our Chancellor. In the past, Earth Day festivities mainly involved the Office of Res Life, and seemed less inclusive of the Rutgers community. This year, under the leadership of a new Chancellor, the event promises to be more educational and more impactful than ever before.
For more information about this year’s Earth Day, visit http://www.camden.rutgers.edu/event/earth-day-flower-planting, or better yet, grab a shovel and some gloves and join us in beautifying the most popular area of our campus!