Students Celebrate 40th Earth Day With Trail Cleanup and Festival

earth.jpg SMU students will celebrate Earth Day 2010 on Thursday, April 22, with commemorative T-shirts and a vegetarian feast under the stars, followed by a voluntary cleanup of the Katy Trail and the “Barefoot on the Boulevard” music festival on Saturday, April 24.

SMU celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 – like hundreds of thousands of other college students around the country – with a full day of speeches, films and exhibits that protested the country’s inattention to belching smokestacks, oil spills, filthy rivers and indiscriminate disposal of toxic chemicals. Forty years later, changes reflected around the country and here at SMU have been remarkable.

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