Fun talks and festivals: Sending Earth Month out with a bang!

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This April has been one of the most action packed Earth Months Knox has seen in awhile. Instead of devoting only one week to celebrating the planet, as has been done in the past, the sustainability oriented clubs and organizations on campus have filled up the entire month! Over the past few weeks we have seen educational speakers, hands on workshops, planting events, and more. Here are the highlights of the two key events from this Earth Month, the Equinox speaker and the Earth Day Festival itself! These two memorable events along with everything else throughout the month has truly made Earth Month 2017 one for the books!

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Herbs, Leo, Fashion Shows and more: Earth Month fun continues!

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This month has been jam packed with environmentally themed events to help celebrate Earth Month! Week one started off with a terrarium workshop that brought in almost 70 people! This was shortly followed by a non-traditional recycling drive that helped raise awareness of the many different types of items that  Knox recycles in addition to the regular recycling stream, as well as the locations for non-traditional recycling across campus. If you want more information on non-traditional recycling at Knox, check out last week’s blog post.

Week two was packed with even more fun events! In case you missed any of the action, here’s a recap of the recent Earth Month Events over the last ten days:

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All you need to know about Knox Recycling!

 

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It’s hard to believe there was ever a time at Knox when recycling wasn’t a common practice. On campus today, it is a rare occurrence to see a landfill bin that isn’t accompanied by a recycling receptacle at its side.  It wasn’t until the 90s however that recycling began at Knox, and it was the result of student persistence that it was instituted at all. Early Knox environmental clubs like KARES (Knox Advocates for Recycling and Environmental Sustainability) were instrumental in beginning the recycling program, and at the time they were the ones in charge of maintaining it. Now Knox has folded the recycling program in with the everyday maintenance of campus, and thanks to encouragement by students, the assistance of the Facilities Services Office, and the outreach done by the Office of Sustainability, recycling at Knox has expanded to what it is today. Here is everything you need to know about all the recycling options available to you at Knox!

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Knox Farm News

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Thanks to the hard work of Sofia Tagkaloglou, Coral Weinstock (the Knox Farm Crew), and the help of many volunteers, 2016 proved a great year for the Knox Farm.  Altogether the farm produced more than 2,400 pounds of fresh produce! The change of the seasons brings a brand new growing season for the Knox Farm.  There are quite a few updates from the high tunnels, here’s the latest from the farm:

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