Celebrating Earth Day

Hundreds of students gathered in the center of campus Thursday to celebrate UConn’s 5th annual Earth Day Spring Fling.

The outdoor festival, sponsored by the Office of Environmental Policy and the Department of Dining Services, included local organic food for purchase, green technology and eco-friendly business displays, presentations by UConn’s schools, colleges, and student organizations, and Mt. Sneaker, UConn’s annual sneaker recycling initiative.

From left, Linda Chadrys, Meg McCabe, and Jaime Pennella of UCann Recycle take surveys and offer free UCann Recycle gear sponsored by Dasani during the UConn Earth Day Spring Fling on April 19. (Max Sinton '15 (CANR)/UConn Photo)

From left, Linda Chadrys, Meg McCabe, and Jaime Pennella of UCann Recycle take surveys and offer free UCann Recycle gear sponsored by Dasani during the UConn Earth Day Spring Fling on April 19. (Max Sinton '15 (CANR)/UConn Photo)

Residents of EcoHouse conduct an environmental-themed trivia contest during Earth Day. (Max Sinton '15 (CANR)/UConn Photo)

Residents of EcoHouse conduct an environmental-themed trivia contest during Earth Day. (Max Sinton '15 (CANR)/UConn Photo)

Chris McCahill, Kelly Bertolaccini, and Jorge Simbaqueba of the UConn Institute of Transportation Engineers present their stand on cycling at UConn. (Max Sinton '15 (CANR)/UConn Photo)

Chris McCahill, Kelly Bertolaccini, and Jorge Simbaqueba of the UConn Institute of Transportation Engineers present their stand on cycling at UConn. (Max Sinton '15 (CANR)/UConn Photo)

Neil Spinner, a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering, poses with his fuel cell go-kart. (Max Sinton '15 (CANR)/UConn Photo)

Neil Spinner, a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering, poses with his fuel cell go-kart. (Max Sinton '15 (CANR)/UConn Photo)