Save the environment – that's the message of the day when Students for Environmental Action present Earth Day activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 11 at Coastal Carolina University. The event is free and open to the public.
Though the national Earth Day is on April 22, Coastal's Students for Environmental Action and the Office of Student Activities are marking the occasion on the 11th to get as many people involved as possible, according to Dan Abel, marine science professor who advises the student group.
Beginning at 11 a.m. on Prince Lawn between the Eldred E. Prince Building and Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, environmental organizations will be represented, including interactive displays.
From noon to 1 p.m. the musical act Recycled Percussion will be presented by Coastal Productions. This group is similar to Stomp in that it uses everyday items such as trashcans and sinks to make rhythm.
"Basically, the point of Earth Day is to inform the campus and community on local and national campaigns to save the environment," said Beth Gunter, SEA president. "It will teach about daily actions we all can take in order to preserve the environment."
Environmental organizations from the area and the region will be on hand, including Food Not Bombs, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project and Surfriders, who will all bring information on their areas of expertise.
Interactive booths will be set up so that viewers can determine how they personally impact the environment daily.
Anyone interested in participating or for further information, contact Gunter at CoastalSEA@hotmail.com or at 234-0463.