April 15, 2010
Morningside College students will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, with a series of afternoon events that include a “trashion” show with wearable garments made from trash.
The “trashion” show, which begins at 4 p.m. in the Buhler Outdoor Performance Center on the Morningside campus, features wearable garments made from trash and designed by student groups, residence halls and college departments. Judges will award cash prizes to first-, second- and third-place winners.
From 2 to 4 p.m., students will gather on the college’s outdoor “M” to participate in activities that include designing their own recycling bins and reusable shopping bags and planting flowers and herbs in recyclable containers. The “M” is located across Peters Avenue from the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave.
In the event of rain, activities and the “trashion” show will move to the Yockey Family Community Room in Morningside’s Olsen Student Center.
Morningside’s Earth Day celebration is hosted by the college’s Committee for Environmental Sustainability and Totally on Earth’s Side (TOES), a student environmental organization.