Students Celebrate Earth Week

During a ceremony in her honor, Dr. Kathleen Hinge — the 2018 Friend of the Earth Honoree — helped plant a tree outside the Granito Center.

Students and faculty participated in a week of activities leading up to Earth Day on Sunday, April 22.  One of the highlights of the week was the planting of a tree in honor of Physics and Mathematics Professor Dr. Kathleen Conlon Hinge.  Dr. Hinge received the 2018 Friend of the Earth Award.

Chancellor of External Affairs Sr. Kathleen Sullivan, O.P., said Professor Hinge was chosen to receive the award because of her accomplishments as Science Department Coordinator. “She has introduced new courses and a minor in Earth Science and Environmental Sustainability,” said Sr. Kathleen. “ She also arranged for a visit to campus by a renowned environmentalist and Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow who spoke to many classes and groups on “The Last Chance for the Earth:  Why Scientists and Citizens Must Act Now.”

Some of the other Earth Week activities included a campus seed planting, a sustainable cooking demonstration by celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira, a campus cleanup, and participation in the United Way Spring Day of Caring.