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Special events to highlight ECO Week


Special to the Dispatch



Exhibits, information, speakers, music and more are on the agenda for Mississippi State University''s ECO Week and Earth Day celebration April 19-23.  


All of the events on the Starkville campus are free and open to the local community. 


"We are looking forward to an outstanding lineup of great speakers and activities throughout the week," said Jeremiah Dumas, the director of the MSU Environmental Collaborative Office. "We also plan on making several exciting announcements about the university''s sustainability efforts during the Earth Day Fair April 22." 


The Earth Day Fair on Old Main Plaza between Colvard Student Union and Perry Cafeteria will feature a wide range of exhibitors, including student organizations, local nonprofits and businesses, sharing information about their environmental programs, responsible stewardship of natural resources and emerging "green" trends. 


MSU President Mark Keenum will give a keynote address in front of the State Fountain (Bakery) at noon during the fair. 


Exploring the positive economic impact that sound sustainability practices provide will be a key theme of this year''s MSU ECO Week.  


"Recycling and energy efficiency are two ways that consumers and companies can save money and make a difference at the same time, and we plan on showcasing the university''s leadership in those areas," Dumas said.




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