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Bulldog Sustainability Alliance Hosts Earth Day 2016 Activities

Earth DayFerris State University’s Bulldog Sustainability Alliance is hosting an Earth Day 2016 celebration highlighted by the Mushrooms for Bees, Trees, People and Planet event, a 5-star campus activity, on Friday, April 22 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the University Center.

Earth Week consists of daily events, including keynote speakers, interactive events and educational sessions that are open to the public. The Mushrooms for Bees, Trees, People and Planet event will feature speaker Paul Stamets who will address the student body and community on the potential for bioremediation, medicine and agriculture in correlation with fungi.

“Students will gain a new understanding of mycology and the diverse potential and importance mushrooms have within our world,” said Symon Cronk, BSA’s vice president. “Paul is a master within his studies and will open minds about the possibilities of mushrooms and their potential.”

Earth Week activities, include:

Monday, April 18 – Global Sustainability Forum

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: UCB 202 C
Co-hosted by: Student Government Diversity Committee and Bulldog Sustainability Alliance

Tuesday, April 19 – Less Trash More Fun: Adventures in Educating music Festivals and Communities about Sustainability

Time: 7 p.m.
Speaker: Rachel Wells-Norton
Location: University Center, Room 202B
Host: Bulldog Sustainability Alliance

Wednesday, April 20 – Conservation of the Endangered Karner Blue Butterfly

Time: 7 p.m.
Speaker Heather Keough
Location: University Center, Room 202A
Host: Bulldog Sustainability Alliance

Thursday, April 21 – Sustainability on Campus Forum

Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: University Center, Room 202C
Host: Bulldog Sustainability Alliance

Friday, April 22 – Mushrooms for Bees, Trees, People and Planet
5-Star campus event

Time: 8 to 10 p.m.
Speaker: Paul Stamets
Location: University Center, Room 202ABC (Ballroom)
Co-hosted by: Bulldog Sustainability Alliance and FSU Outdoor Club.
Funding provided by: Finance Division of Student Government

Saturday, April 23 – Music Takes Action concert

Time: 2 to 6 p.m.
Headliner: Lupe Fiasco
Location: North Campus Quad
Co-Hosted by: Entertainment Unlimited, Greening Services and Education provided by The High Five Program and Bulldog Sustainability Alliance

Other events, include:

April 19-21 – Painted Pot and Plant Sale

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: University Center Rankin Atrium
Hosted by: FSU Outdoor Club

April 19-23 – Honeybuns for Honeybees Fundraiser

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Across campus
Notes: $1 Honeybuns generate proceeds that will benefit the Pollinator Partnership and future Earth Week activities.

Earth Week, funded through fees allocated by Finance Division of Student Government, is co-sponsored by The High Five Program, the BSA, Student Government, the FSU Outdoor Club and Entertainment Unlimited.

For more information about the Mushrooms for Bees, Trees, People and Planet event or Bulldog Sustainability Alliance, contact by email or visit its Facebook page.

For additional information about the other Earth Week events visit the University Events Calendar.