Earth Day Activities on Campus

April 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

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Environmental Science class/Science Club tagged four trees near Smith.

Each has a large sign detailing some of the economic benefit we receive from that particular tree.  Each tree was identified and measured, then plugged into a regional data base to compare stormwater runoff reduction, carbon reduction, electrical energy savings, and property value impact. Tree tagging is a national program promoted in Spartanburg by Upstate Forever. The group also celebrated Earth Day with help from the Trees Coalition and removed privet from the Pollywood Creek trail, off Gramling Drive. So different hearing about invasives and seeing how this Eurasian shrub can take over the land.

Students also attended “Mother Earth Takes Over the Library” Wednesday afternoon at Spartanburg Headquarters Library, where Alice Claggett, Alice Henderson and Sarah Campbell were representing various civic organizations grouped together to promote sustainable living.