By Laura Butler

Members of the Eastern Kentucky University community have recently joined glove-covered hands and spent a little more time taking-in their natural surroundings across the “Campus Beautiful.” The month of April marked the 11th anniversary of Eastern’s Earth Days celebration, and students, faculty and staff have been participating in activities designed to benefit Kentucky’s natural resources and maintain its beauty. Whether it has come from planting trees, collecting recyclables, learning about sustainable foods or writing poetry about our planet, the message for the past 11 years has been the same: It’s important to keep the Campus Beautiful living up to its name.
Earth Day Final April Events

4-22 Thursday
Track your carbon footprint with a computer program in Powell Lobby from 12 – 4 p.m.

4-22&29 Thursday
Case Annex courtyard workday. Sign up with friends to sustain the garden from 11-3 p.m.

4-23 Friday
Clean & green days cleanup from 2-4 p.m. Sign up in the SGA office.

4-27 Tuesday
Sustainability fair in Powell Lobby to learn about eco-friendly initiatives from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

4-27 Tuesday – 3-4:30 p.m.
Sustainability walk – Roam campus with SGA members to find areas EKU can become more conscientious. Free food and music. Walk starts on Powell Corner.

4-29 Thursday
Poetry for the Planet. Students will be sharing their poems about earth in Case Annex Courtyard 10-11 a.m.

4-30 Friday
Learn to maintain a beehive at Meadowbrook Farm. Reserve your spot by 4-26. E-mail

Around campus
For a full list of EKU Earth Day events, visit