Coming Up- EarthFest 2016 Festival and 5K

By Hannah Remmert

The Oxford community will be celebrating Earth Day early this Saturday with the annual EarthFest celebration. This free event will take place at Uptown Park from 10am-1pm this Saturday, April 16th, and will feature a variety of games, interactive booths and workshops, live music, cool giveaways like water bottles, shirts, and bags, and a karaoke raffle for kids. Plus, the Oxford Farmer’s Market will be open, and who doesn’t love supporting their local farmers and artists?

While EarthFest has been happening for a few years now, there are a few new additions this year including a 5K put on by the Miami University Conservation Team and a campus clean-up organized by Green Oxford.

EarthFest

The race will begin at 8am at Millett Hall. The entry fee for this 5K is a modest $20 with all  to Pacific Wild, a conservation organization based in British Columbia.  To pre-register you can sign up here until Thursday, April 14, or stop by Millet Hall on the morning of the race.

The registration table will open at 7:15am in front of Millet, where participants can register and/or pick up their event numbers and t-shirts (while supplies last!). After the race, participants are encouraged to head Uptown and check out the rest of the EarthFest event.

The second new event is the campus cleanup, “This is Litter Too,” which is focused specifically on eliminating cigarette litter. The event will start at Uptown Park at 1pm as EarthFest is winding down. People will be split up into teams in order to tackle cleaning up all of campus. This is a great opportunity for students and the Oxford community to take direct action to help the Earth. People can register as groups or individuals. For more information, check out the event on Facebook.

EarthFest is put on by Miami’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. Participating groups this year include the Miami University Conservation Team, Environmental Appreciation Club, Butler Soil and Water Conservation District, Farm Club, Oxford Veg, Green Oxford, Oxford Farmer’s Market Uptown, Songbird Environmental, Miami Eco Reps, Three Valley Conservation Trust, MOON Co-op and more.

For more information regarding EarthFest, contact jordan10@miamioh.edu or leverimc@miamioh.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GreenHawks Media is Miami University’s first environmental publication. Our goal is to unite green initiatives on campus and in the community. We hope to make a difference in a journalistic fashion by spreading news and information as well as educating our readers. We would like to present GreenHawks Media as a central place for groups and individuals to share their ideas, concerns, and initiatives. Individually and in small groups, efforts are made to make a difference and promote change. While one person may have a concern, another is researching it and needs assistance. While one initiative is being made in a science department, a similar idea is being discussed in a local business. GreenHawks Media provides the opportunity for shared visions to come together. We are journalists, writers, photographers, and scientists. We are students. We are motivated to use media to contribute to the change that our generation needs to make in order to protect and understand the planet we call home.

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