Earth-Friendly Living

Sunday marked the first day of New Paltz Earth Week 2012, dedicated to educating students on current environmental initiatives, catastrophes and how to live sustainably with at least one event each day during the week. The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) hosted New Paltz Earth Week 2012 to provide events for students on and off campus. NYPIRG Project Coordinator Eric Wood said he hopes to inspire students to take action. “College students are the beginning of movements,” Wood said. “We need students to take control of environmental degradation.” The week began Sunday, April 22 with the Climate Action Coalition hosting the 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration kick-off. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the New Paltz Reformed Church, students celebrated sustainability and earth-wise practices through festival activities including demonstrations, food, children’s activities and music by Vickie Russel, Betty & the Baby Boomers. […]