MSU kicks off sustainability and environment week

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SPRINGFIELD – It may be earth day today, but for Missouri State students it’s the kick off of an entire week focused on sustainability and the environment.

From volunteering to live music the university has activities planned for ‘eco-palooza week’ to help engage students in environmentally friendly activities. One of the event organizers says you can be more involved by figuring out what you care about.

“The best way to get involved is to get informed and to care about the environment, to care about these issues and to make sure other people are aware of how important these topics are,” Olivia Rowland, Director Of Sustainability of the Student Government Association at MSU said. “Sustainability is more than just recycling, it goes far beyond that. It’s social, political, it’s in economics and also the environment.”

While most of the events are held on campus, the green student alliance is hosting a strike against agencies driving climate change. The strike will be in Park Central Square starting at 11 on Saturday.

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