From glaciers melting, more and more pollution in the air caused by factories and other large manufacturers to trash piling up in our oceans.
There’s no doubt that our planet is suffering, and that’s where MSU’s Environmental Student Organization comes in.
“One of the things I heard a lot before we started ESO, was students telling me, there’s no way to get involved, and so we wanted to try to figure out a way to get these communities in contact with students who might only be here for a few years but who have time to volunteer to get in touch with some of these communities to see the work that they do,” Nelson said.
President of the Environmental Student Organization, Alex Nelson said holding events like the Sustainable Arts Event at MSU is important because it raises awareness on issues that impact everyone around the world.
“I hope that they get a better understanding about how much work really goes into protecting different environmental issues or addressing environmental issues in our community and I hope that some of them know that it’s not like a black hole of apathy,” Nelson said.
At the event, organizers set up stations showing the effects of pollution on the five senses, the University Jazz ensemble played at Sunwatcher Plaza and utilized Ipads instead of paper sheet music, I even made a smoothie simply by pedaling a bike.
“I think earth day, this whole thing is great. The plastic, the art sculpture is awesome because you actually get to see that, what we’ve been using and taking for granted really,” Arriaga said.
Faculty members like Ruby Arriaga plan to continue to raise awareness for our planet in hopes that others will follow suit. Helping to protect our planet one step at a time.