The ETSU Office of Sustainability hosted a tie-dye event at the ETSU Farmer’s Market on Thursday as a part of Earth Month.
The event, organized by EcoNuts, had 200 shirts available for students walking along the ETSU Pride Walk. Students could tie-dye a shirt to show their support for green initiatives on campus.
Both Kathleen Moore, director of sustainability at ETSU, and the students working the event were pleased with the turn-out.
Earth Month, which began in 2012 as an expansion on the university’s Earth Day celebrations, is a month long series of events designed to promote environmental awareness and sustainability initiatives.
The events are organized by many different student groups and departments on campus while the month as a whole is organized by the ETSU Office of Sustainability.
Upcoming Earth Month events being promoted at the tie-dye event included a nature walk in the University Woods on April 13 led by graduate student Adam McCullough; an exhibit of posters from the Lexicon of Sustainability, a group that aims to educate the public about important terms and principles of leading a more sustainable life, in the Farmer’s Market on April 14; and a screening of James Cameron’s blockbuster film “Avatar” in the ETSU Amphitheater on April 21.
The month will culminate in a campus-wide Earth Day Celebration and Beautification event.
“Our big goal is to get people to register for our service projects on Earth Day, April 22,” Moore said.
The service projects, which include activities such as planting flowers, re-mulching current plant beds and picking up litter around campus, will occur from 1 – 3 p.m.
The ETSU Office of Sustainability asks that you email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the event or to sign up for one of the projects.