LSU’s Fourth Annual Spring Greening Day to Take Place April 26

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 procedures.

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

For more information on University College’s 80th Anniversary, contact Jacquelyn Craddock at 225-578-6822 or

Jacquelyn  Craddock 
University College

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013