Green Day is an annual, campus-wide tradition at Fairleigh Dickinson.
Yet instead of just celebrating one day of green this year, Green Fest will be held from April 23 to 26.
This year’s theme is water conservation.
Beginning with a kickoff in the cafeteria at lunch on Monday, April 23, the events to follow are meant to entertain while at the same time educate students about the importance of water conservation.
Also on Monday, at 7 p.m., there will be a viewing of “The Last Mountain,” a documentary about the struggle between a coal mining company and a small community regarding the future of the last great mountain in Appalachia.
Following the film, there will be a Q&A session with attorney Joe Lovett, an advocate for the Appalachian Mountains.
The festival continues on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. with a Hot Topics session on “fracking,” or hydraulic fracturing.
On Wednesday, a series of events will occur throughout the day, starting with student presentations from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the vendor fair will be set up outside of Hennessy Hall. Simultaneously, Greek/club competitions will be happening, and are always great to watch.
Green Fest will conclude with a reception on Thursday, April 23, featuring keynote speaker Roberto Mukaro Borrero, as well as student awards.
Borrero is a specialist in indigenous cultures who serves as an advocate and educator. He has spoken at several universities, museums and United Nations conferences, and FDU is honored to host him at this year’s festival.
Green Fest 2012 will be an opportunity for the campus to come together for a great cause that affects each and every one of us, while having a great time.
The writer is a member of the FDU Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).