April 21, 2016

Media Advisory – Earth Day/Arbor Day Events

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover activities planned for Friday, April 22, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale as part of an Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration. The schedule includes:

  • Campus tree planting, 8-11 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. Students, faculty and staff will meet at Parking Lot 7, north of the Pulliam Clock Tower, at the beginning of each session and plant trees in conjunction with Earth Day/Arbor Day and to celebrate SIU’s designation as a Tree Campus USA. Planting will go on rain or shine.  
  • Flower planting, 10-11:30 a.m. Under the direction of SIU’s Grounds Department and Student Affairs, flowers will be planted near Shryock Auditorium.   
  • Bike Repair Station, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., outside the north entrance of the Student Center. People can stop by to get free quick repairs on their bicycles.
  • LOGIC (LOcal Gardening Initiative of Carbondale) Work Day, 2-4 p.m.  Volunteers will be working in the garden, located at 3373 W. Pleasant Hill Road, preparing the soil, planting crops and performing garden maintenance. 

For more information, visit www.sustainability.siu.edu or call 618/453-2846.