Geauga Campus Hosts Community Earth Day CelebrationPosted May. 4, 2011
Kent State University at Geauga celebrated Earth Day on Saturday April 23, with an all day community event. Several local agencies partnered with the campus GAIA Society who sponsored the event, including: Geauga County Parks District,
Geauga County Soil and Water Conservation District, Chagrin Watershed Partnerships, Ohio Department of Wildlife, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, (NEDO) , Northern Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) Air Pollution Division, and the Kent Geauga geology class with student poster presentations.
Various activities were available to entertain attendees. The Kent State at Geauga GAIA Society ran demonstrations for kids in newspaper recycling and the making of pine cone bird feeders. A tree planting ceremony was held to recognize the donation of a fir tree by Running Deer Tree Farm of Montville, Ohio. And throughout the day, the Rogues of Rafferty, an Irish folk band, amused Earth Day visitors with toe-tapping tunes.
As a demonstration of ways to help the environment and society, the Gaia Society collected a total of 40 used cell phones that will be donated to support recycling efforts of the Cleveland Natural History Museum.