King’s hosts Earth Day celebration

King’s hosts Earth Day celebration

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

April 18, 2012 – Food, music, prizes, and educational displays will be part of The Green Initiative at King’s College’s Earth Day celebration, which will be held from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, in Monarch Court. King’s President Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., will give the opening remarks at 11 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Information tables will be set up in Monarch Court (rain location: Sheehy-Farmer CampusCenter); vendors will include Fertile Grounds CSA, Susquehanna River Institute, Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Brown Barn Café, and the Peace and Justice Center.

The Green Initiative is sponsoring a “Batteries for Brownies” recycling drive, where attendees can trade dead batteries for a free brownie, and Seed and Plant Exchange, where people can bring, take, or trade seeds and plants. This year’s celebration will also include music by The Mark Montella trio and Sparrowsong.

Each year, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970, and is designed to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth’s environment.

The Green Initiative at King’s was formed to promote social responsibility by fostering greater environmental awareness and action among the members of the Collegecommunity.

For more information contact Dr. Bridget Costello, assistant professor of sociology, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5745 or email

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of the Holy Cross.

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