NC State is celebrating Earth Day 2013 with week of free events focusing on “Barn to Brick: Sustainable Food and Agriculture at NC State.” Campus events will be running from April 13th-April 18th and local Raleigh events will be held on April 20th. Among the activities centered around healthy food and wellness, there will be plenty of giveaways throughout the week including gift cards to retailers and restaurants. The fun will kick off on April 13th where students are invited to plant seedlings among their fellow students and faculty to promote the growth of fresh food on campus to be served in the dining halls. Join us on April 16th on the Brickyard for the “Grow Your Wellness” health fair which will be based on the seven dimensions of wellness and will feature an array of interesting and interactive activities and giveaway items for students. There will also be free t-shirts given to the first 500 students who explore all the dimensions! One of the largest campus events this spring will be the April 17th Earth Day celebration on the Brickyard. Rounding out the campus activities is a farm feast held outside Fountain Dining Hall on the 18th where students can take part in an outdoor picnic and enjoy live music from the bluegrass band, Mandolin Orange. The celebration will continue with local events like Live and Local on Hillsborough Street and a Planet Earth celebration at the Museum of Natural Sciences on April 20th.
For more information regarding these events and more, visit Earth Day 2013 for a full description of what’s to come.