Students, faculty and staff celebrated Earth Day on Wednesday with a sustainability-focused festival, a farmers market, information booths and environmental presentations and performances.
“Today is a great way to start conversations,” said Robert Brinkmann, professor of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability and director of the Sustainability Studies program, who set up a table at the outdoor festival. “This Earth Day festival is getting the word out about different organizations and includes a lot of hands-on activities.” The Earth Day events were sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement.
A farmers market was set up outside Bits n’ Bytes, just a few steps away from the festival. All produce was local and organic, and drew large groups of students.
“We opened at 11:00 and our strawberries sold out within 10 minutes,” said Compass Group marketing director Stacy Favicchio. “It’s important to support local farmers and it’s easy to eat healthy.”
Blowing bubbles, playing music and sharing stories with friends were among the many activities that students enjoyed outside Wednesday; a yoga class was even spotted outside the Adams Playhouse.
By News@Hofstra correspondent Jordan Heiden ’17