04/24/2013 03:28 PM
BATON ROUGE – LSU’s annual Spring Greening Day will take place on Friday, April 26,
from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Students, staff and faculty will participate in beautification projects across campus
to both demonstrate and encourage a sense of pride and ownership in the university’s
campus – widely renowned as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country
– and to also educate volunteers about ongoing sustainability efforts and proper recycling
Specific activities will take place campus-wide, but one event of interest includes
University College’s tree planting in celebration of University College’s 80th Oaks
Anniversary. At 11 a.m., LSU Interim System President and Interim Chancellor William
Jenkins, Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost Stuart Bell, University College Executive
Director Paul Ivey and Assistant Director of Landscape Services Fred Fellner will
plant a tree near the Indian Mounds.
In conjunction with multiple planting and mulching projects across campus, a Sustainability
Expo will take place in Free Speech Plaza from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with “green” organizations
and music. Students can learn about local and national sustainability efforts, as
well as proper recycling procedures.
This program is open to all students, and they can participate as part of an organization
or on their own. Free lunch will be provided for participants. Walk-up registrations
will also be accepted from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26.
Spring Greening Day is co-sponsored by the Office of Landscape Services and the Division
of Student Life and Enrollment’s Campus Life office in support of the Green Tiger
Project. This movement was founded by Jan Martin, wife of LSU former Chancellor Michael
Martin. The Campus Beautification Fund allows LSU alumni, friends and fans to make
gifts to help with campus enhancement efforts through the LSU Foundation. For more
information, visit http://www.lsufoundation.org/content.php?display=cbf.
For more information on University College’s 80th Anniversary, contact Jacquelyn Craddock at 225-578-6822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013