April 2, 2013
Morningside College will celebrate Earth Month in April with events ranging from a “trashion” show to a morning of volunteering.
The “trashion” show will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Morningside College in the Buhler Outdoor Performance Center, 3625 Garretson Ave. The show will feature wearable garments made from trash. Participants also will share their poems about the environment.
Art will go up around campus on Wednesday, April 10, to get members of the campus community thinking about Earth issues. Then members of the campus community will volunteer at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20.
Other events during the month include a week of trayless dining in an effort to reduce the amount of food and water wasted, a race with water-filled sponges to get people thinking about conserving water, and a table where people can decorate cloth bags for repeated use or modify tennis balls to hold keys, papers, letters and small towels.
Morningside’s Earth Month activities are coordinated by Totally On Earth’s Side (TOES), a student environmental organization.