Earth Day was celebrated globally on April 22nd, with events taking place across our community in honor of this critically important environmental movement.
In honor of Earth Day, RISD Museum’s Climate Emergency Sustainability Working Group held an Earth Day Challenge for Museum staff to clean up trash in their neighborhood, favorite beach, or nature trail. The goal was to clean up a little bit of the earth while promoting environmental sustainability to the community. Challenge categories included: most trash collected, getting the whole family involved, most interesting piece of trash collected, and more.
“It’s all about restoring our earth and taking care of our environment, and was a fun way to get our staff involved in making everyone a little bit more sustainable,” said Marny. “We also shared the challenge on our social media platforms to get the community involved, too.”
Additionally, RISD Dining joined in on the movement with a locally sourced, “all things New England” seafood feast (including the Early Spring Chilpachole shown left); Earth Day-themed desserts; and fun events on the patio to spruce up the planters at The Met. At Portfolio Café, the staff raffled off eco-cutlery kits for students!