April 24, 2013

PHOTOS: Michigan Students #TakeBackEarthDay

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Here are a few photos from some cool Earth Day or Earth Week events that students hosted on campuses this past week!

Central Michigan University students ended their Earth Week with a block party hosted by Take Back the Tap and Campus Grow. Students spent the day outside volunteering at the campus garden and listening to some local artists.

Photo from Krista Testolin, CMU student

Photo from Krista Testolin, CMU student

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Photo from Krista Testolin, CMU student

Michigan State University students held a similar event on Monday, one put together by a broad coalition of campus environmental groups. Together they painted the rock, talked about their orgs with fellow students, and enjoyed some music from Fertile Brainsoil, an East Lansing band.

Photo from Connor Meston, MSU student (on the left)

Photo from Connor Meston, MSU student (on the left)

Photo from Connor Meston, MSU student

Photo from Connor Meston, MSU student

University of Michigan students also celebrated an Earth Week on campus, offering a wide array of events hosted by many different student orgs. The Environmental Issues Commission hosted a mock oil spill in the diag, as well as another event to talk about food issues (co-hosted with the Sustainable Food Program).

Photo from Marissa Solomon, UM Student

Photo from Marissa Solomon, UM Student

Photo from Marissa Solomon, UM Student

Photo from Marissa Solomon, UM Student

A new group from Ferris State University took this Earth Day opportunity to host their first events on Monday!  Well on their way to becoming an official registered student organization, the new Ferris Students for Sustainability represented the MSSC and their vision for a more sustainable campus by tabling and handing out free succulents during the day and hosting a documentary screening in the evening.

Photo from Myc Williams, FSU student

Photo from Myc Williams, FSU student

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Thanks to all the students who worked to host these events! But more importantly, lets thank them for doing this work every day. While Earth Day is a great excuse to get others to take a minute to think about the environment,  for these students its just another day in the fight for our planet, our health, and our futures.

And sometimes that fight can feel really big and really overwhelming, so give your favorite student activists some love and encouragement today! Solidarity and love are some of the best accountability structures out there :)

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Crossposted from Michigan Student Sustainability Coalition

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