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Pepperdine Celebrates Sustainability With Earth Day 2014

Earth Day

Pepperdine's Center for Sustainability, along with Dining Services and the student-led Green Team, will host Pepperdine Earth Day festivities on Wednesday, Apr. 2, with an array of specialized booths and events at Mullin Town Square on the Malibu campus. The event, beginning at 11 a.m. and lasting until 2 p.m., will celebrate sustainability and educate students about Pepperdine's efforts to be more earth-friendly.

In addition, the Center for Sustainability will partner with Athletics to host a "green" baseball game the day prior, Tuesday, Apr. 1, at 3 p.m., when the Waves will take on UC Irvine at Eddy D. Field Stadium, Malibu. The event will serve to educate attendees about sustainable practices in sports, and will provide organic, low waste foods.

All are invited to participate and view the Earth Day exhibits, which include booths set up by eco-minded vendors, student presentations, food samples, and much more. The Center for Sustainability will also host an e-waste drive, where attendees are invited to drop off their unwanted electronics to be recycled.

"Pepperdine's Earth Day celebration is a time to bring together the University and local Malibu community for collaborative environmental education," says Rhiannon Bailard, director of the Center for Sustainability. "Each year I am amazed by the knowledge found within our local community, as well as the incredible projects that our students devise to improve sustainability at Pepperdine and within Malibu. Add to that amazing food samplings like chocolate covered strawberries grown with compost from Pepperdine's food waste recycling and organic fare from Pepperdine Dining Services and it's truly a great event for the whole community."

Earth Day started in San Francisco on April 22, 1970, as a day to celebrate our natural world and appreciate the environment. Pepperdine University's Center for Sustainability hosts an annual Earth Day celebration in order to engage both the campus and local Malibu community in sustainability education.

For more information, contact the Center for Sustainability at (310) 506-6702, or visit the Center for Sustainability Web site.

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