Focus on Sustainability: UConn’s Spring Fling

Ryan Cortier, a recent engineering grad, left, and Sophie MacDonald ’20 (ENG) promote the concept of a new club, where students could bring anything from furniture to iPhones and learn to fix it themselves. The new club would be called the UConn Repair Café. (Lucas Voghell ’20 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)
A new club where students could bring anything from furniture to iPhones and learn to fix it themselves was one of many ideas to promote sustainability that were featured during the annual Spring Fling event, April 16. (Lucas Voghell ’20 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Spring is in the air, and thoughts are turning to the environment. On April 16, the Spring Fling festival on Fairfield Way featured organic and local food, eco-friendly vendors, green companies, and student groups in a celebration of sustainability.

The event, which is held each year close to Earth Day, was co-sponsored by UConn’s Office of Environmental Policy, the Department of Dining Services, and the EcoHusky Student Group.