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UA Little Rock to Celebrate Earth Day April 20

UA Little Rock will celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 20.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is celebrating Earth Day with energy-efficient giveaways, local vendors, and an electronic recycling drive.

The Earth Day celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Chi Omega Courtyard outside Ottenheimer Library. Meanwhile, an electronic recycling drive will take place in Lot 15.

Local vendors will be on hand with plants, recycling demos, and sustainability education. UA Little Rock’s Peter Stuckey will be giving beekeeping demonstrations featuring bees from the Campus Garden, and Dr. John Landosky, City of Little Rock’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, will speak about the bike infrastructure in Little Rock.

Back by popular demand, the Sustainability Committee and Entergy are giving away free light bulbs and smart power strips, while UA Little Rock will be giving away free ice cream.

“It makes everybody recognize how important sustainability is,” said Toni Boyer, chair of the Building and Grounds Committee at UA Little Rock. “Earth Day is a great way to learn more about sustainability, and underscore why it is important to the environment. It’s also a great way to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather in April.”

Additional vendors include Arkansas Archaeological Society — Central Arkansas Chapter, Arkansas Archeological Survey, Arkansas Natural Sky Association, Beef Snob/Barham’s Ozark Beef, BriarUnbound, Calm+Confidence, Fauna Fabulous Flora Farm, Friends of Fourche Creek, Geri’s Jelly & Candy, Houseplant Collection, Keep Little Rock Beautiful, Natural State Recycling, Ozark Society – Pulaski Chapter, Porch Swing Farms, Purely Essential 4 Life, Sacred Earth Gifts, Southern Twisted Tea, UA Little Rock Campus Garden, UA Little Rock Career Closet, UA Little Rock Career Services, and UA Little Rock Wellness & Intramural Sports.

For more information, contact Toni Boyer at