Spring Fling Celebrates Sustainability

 

Rowan Lucy '16 (BUS) buys a few plants from the UConn Blooms table during the UConn Earth Day Spring Fling held along Fairfield Way on April 22, 2014. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Rowan Lucy ’16 (BUS) buys a few plants from the UConn Blooms table during Spring Fling, an annual celebration of sustainability, held on Earth Day, April 22. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Eva Nelson '15 (CANR) plants seeds in plastic bottles to be given out during Spring Fling on Fairfield Way. Now in its seventh year, the festival features organic and local food, eco-friendly vendors, green companies, and student groups that join together for a day of environmental awareness. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Eva Nelson ’15 (CANR) plants seeds in plastic bottles to be given out during Spring Fling on Fairfield Way. Now in its seventh year, the festival features organic and local food, eco-friendly vendors, green companies, and student groups that join together for a day of environmental awareness. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Rich Miller, director of the Office of Environmental Policy, tries out the C2E2 fuel cell-powered go-kart. The Office of Environmental Policy, the Department of Dining Services' Local Routes Program, EcoHusky Student Group, and EcoHouse Learning Community are co-sponsors of the festival held each year on Earth Day. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Rich Miller, director of the Office of Environmental Policy, tries out the C2E2 fuel cell-powered go-kart. The Office of Environmental Policy, the Department of Dining Services’ Local Routes Program, EcoHusky Student Group, and EcoHouse Learning Community are co-sponsors of the festival held each year on Earth Day. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Sophie Marking '16 (CLAS), left, helps Thomas Chadwick '17 (CLAS) and Paul Ference '17 (ENG) determine their carbon "pawprint" as they navigate a maze during the UConn Earth Day Spring Fling held along Fairfield Way on April 22, 2014. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Sophie Marking ’16 (CLAS), left, helps Thomas Chadwick ’17 (CLAS) and Paul Ference ’17 (ENG) determine their carbon ‘pawprint’ as they navigate a maze. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn's new Husky dog mascot, Jonathan XIV, adds his pawprint to the proceedings. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn’s new Husky dog mascot, Jonathan XIV, adds his pawprint to the proceedings. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)