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Hello Saluki Green Action Team - SGATs!   

As April begins, think about ways that you can make an impact on the world around you. Start by getting involved in Earth Month celebration events and practice sustainable actions everyday. 

Did you know: There are many ways to reduce your environmental impact? You can start by planting a tree. Trees support many different organisms by providing shelter and food. For example, the Hackberry Emperor butterfly eats tree sap. Trees can also absorb harmful chemicals from the environment and they also produce the oxygen we breathe. In fact, one large tree can provide a day's supply of oxygen for up to four (4) people! 

Sustainable farming is another important practice to  limit our direct impact on the environment as much as possible, especially in a world facing increased pollution and soil erosion. Today, there are 2.3 million certified organic farmers in 172 countries, but only 1 percent of all agricultural land is organically farmed.  

Likewise, eating food that is locally grown is better for the environment because there is much less use of valuable resources since what you eat is not traveling a long distance to your plate.  

Take Action! 

  • Come Plant a Tree on April 17 from  9-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. at the Communications Building in support of our Tree Campus USA designation. 

  • The Student Sustainable Farm volunteer day is April 18 from 3-5 p.m.; come lend a hand!  

  • Our third annual Farm to Fork Dinner, which highlights items grown or produced on local farms is Wednesday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. 

tree plant day

Students and Staff participants planting trees to celebrate our Tree Campus USA designation.

Sources: https://projects.ncsu.edu/project/treesofstrength/benefits.htm;

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Keep up the great work,  
Saluki Green Action Team  
greenaction@siu.edu || @siugreenaction