- UI, Iowa City embrace Earth Week
UI, Iowa City embrace Earth Week
April 21, 2011
In today's DI: Keaton Rickels' white gloves didn't stay white for long. The 20-year-old spent two hours pulling garlic-mustard weeds and planting trees just south of the Boyd Law Building on Wednesday.
In recognition of Earth Day coming up on Friday, the University of Iowa and the city of Iowa City are hosting a slew of environment-centered events to help community members "go green."
And though UI sophomore Rickels participated in the tree-planting for an environmental class, he said he was glad to have the opportunity to help out.
"I think it's important people get involved with their community and help make it a more beautiful place," he said.
Read the full story and watch video posted in the online edition of the Daily Iowan, written by Katie Heine, UI student.
For more information on Earth Day activities visit the University website: http://sustainability.uiowa.edu/earth-month-at-iowa/