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Even though everyday is Earth Day, Earth Month 2023 is behind us, so I just want to thank all who made this past month such a profound set of experiences and who brought their necessary sustainability perspectives to our collective work. Please share your feedback on Earth Month 2023 events by filling out the survey linked below by Tuesday May 2nd.
Thank you to all of our partners at Augsburg University, in our neighborhood, and broader sustainability family for helping to support these events and for bringing your necessary sustainability perspective to our collective work: ESC, EAC, AISA, Sabo Center, Environmental Studies, Augsburg Local, Lindell Library, Pan-Afrikan Student Services, ALAS, CASUS, ISAIAH, Bonner Fellows, Laune Bread, Milkweed Books, Strive Bookstore, MPCA, Sisterhood Boutique, CWC, Rebecca’s Bakery, Dining Services, Adelphi University, Department of Social Work, Biology Department, MFA Program, Marketing/Communications, Augsburg Events team, Spanish & Cross Cultural Studies, Interfaith, Campus Ministry, UMN EJ Organizers, RLife, UMACS, and Campus Kitchen. A particular thank you to Erin Sharkey, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Jonathan Alarcón and Bonfire Poets for sharing your insights, art and wisdom with Earth Month attendees.
A very important thank you and shout out to the amazing team of sustainability leaders: Alyssa Parkhurst, Annabella Castillo, Elijah Abdullah, Malachi Owens, Maya Merritt, Mercy Zou Taithul, Summer Bordon, Wren Doyle, Yousra Tinsley, Zoe Barany, and the Environmental Action Committee. Their collective leadership, equity-mindedness, authentic teamwork, wisdom, and organizing power brought their Earth Month 2023 vision into reality. This month of events showcases many of their accomplishments from their work this past year and has moved environmental sustainability work forward in profound and meaningful ways. Thank you for your leadership, stewardship, and collective action.
Monica McDaniel, Sustainability Officer