Palm Beach Atlantic has a full lineup of Earth Week activities to foster education, sustainable living, conservation and connecting with the planet.
The university’s 7th annual Earth Week, hosted by the Earth Week Committee, begins Tuesday, April 19. Various events and challenges engage campus. Topics include tracking plastic waste, making conscious conservation choices and cleaning up the local community.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, there will be a screening of “Hidden Wild,” a wilderness documentary produced by Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management and The Palm Beaches, the county’s tourism marketing agency. PBA’s Running Club has organized a campus-wide “plogging” outing 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 22 to pick up trash while jogging along the Intracoastal Waterway. Workship hours are offered.
The festivities lead up to the Earth Week Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, April 22 on the Rinker Green. Local organizations such as MacArthur Beach State Park, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Clearwater Aquarium, Sierra Club and The Reef Institute will demonstrate how they serve and protect the environment every day. Following the fair, from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, TCPalm Environmental Reporter Max Chesnes will give a presentation and Q & A on current environmental issues.
PBA’s conservation activities are built on the premise, “The Earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” from Psalm 24:1.
Photo: TCPalm Environmental Reporter Max Chesnes is the keynote speaker for Earth Week.