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Tech Residential Life celebrates Earth Day

April 28, 2016

KEIERA BELL

Staff Reporter | klb072@ latech.edu

 

 

 

Louisiana Tech’s Residential Life hosted an event on April 19 in Adams Parlor where students could paint a flower pot and plant a flower in preparation for Earth Day.

 

 

“Erin Minter, Anna Garner and I didn’t expect it to rain today so we moved the event from Adams porch to inside the parlor and spread sheets out on the floor,” Victoria Hardy said.

 

 

Hardy, a freshman family and child studies major, said anyone was invited to the event, but it was mostly for the residents who lived in the Adams and Aswell dorms. She said the event was special because it gave residents a way to customize a flower pot for their dorm room and make it feel more like home.

 

 

“I thought this would be a great way to promote healthy living and enriching our environment,” Hardy said.

 

 

Garner, a freshman civil engineering major, said she felt like the program held by her, Hardy and Minter was a big hit and overall a good way for students to celebrate and prepare for Earth Day.

 

 

“I would convince others to celebrate Earth Day by making them more aware of the environment and conscious of how we treat it,” Garner said.

 

 

Minter, a freshman chemistry major, said she agreed with Garner and was happy there were plenty of supplies for residents who attended to paint a flower pot. She said it was good some people decided to go to their event and hoped others were aware of Earth Day.

 

 

“I feel like people should have a green thumb because it is important that we are aware of everything that goes on within our environment,” Minter said.

 

 

Cortney Williams, a freshman biochemistry major, said she thought the program was a wonderful way for residential life to get involved with students on campus for the last quarter of the year.

 

 

“This event is special to me because I got to connect with girls from other dorms, and we got to know each other and talk about all kinds of things,” Williams said.

 

 

She said she was an avid painter and really likes to fingerpaint, so she could not pass up the opportunity. Williams said the event was an all-around good idea because they combined a fun activity like painting with gardening just to prepare for and celebrate Earth Day.

 

 

“I think people should celebrate Earth Day because we live on this beautiful planet that should be celebrated everyday,” Williams said. “So to take one day in our busy schedules and give back to a planet that gives so much to us is awesome.”

 

 

Hardy said she thinks the event is special because she came from a small town and, as a freshman, she wanted to get out of her comfort zone and meet new people. She said this event was exciting and matched Garner, Minter and her expectations.

 

 

“Our goal and purpose is to enhance community development while getting residents to meet new people and participate in a stress-relieving opportunity,” Hardy said.

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