New student organization to host Earth Day event

The Green Sharks, NSU’s new Student Sustainability Club, will host its first “Earth Day” event on April 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Don Taft University Center Spine.

They will be teaming up with SNAPS (Student Chapter for the National Association of Environmental Professions) to host over 20 tables with different organizations, companies, and volunteer opportunities.

Tables will include representatives from Whole Foods, Broward County,, NSU environmental science professors, the PATCH Garden offering volunteer hours, and many more.

Green Sharks Marketing Chair and sophomore environmental studies major Cassi Lowbaugh said this event will show how the community is helping out with the environment.

“There are many different aspects of Earth day. Many resources that we need come from the Earth and this event will show how we can protect these resources,” Lowbaugh said.

Green Sharks will have their own table at “Earth Day.” They will be telling students what’s being planned for next year and will also have a trivia game and a sign-up sheet at the table for anyone who is interested. They will be discussing different service opportunities that they are going to be at the event.

“Our whole goal for Green Sharks is to work on campus making NSU a sustainable campus,” Lowbaugh said.

Green Sharks will become an official campus organization next year. Lowbaugh said they plan to be an active organization. They will be volunteering on campus and also venturing into the community. A possible trip is being planned to visit the Hilton in Downtown Fort Lauderdale to take a tour of their wind turbines.

“We’re going to be working with the students and with the campus to make changes,” she said.

Lowbaugh said students should attend “Earth Day” because no matter what major you are sustainability is something that is becoming more popular. It is going to impact every single field no matter what your job is.

“It’s like the new hot topic. And our club is a way to put those topics into action. And to really make changes to the benefit of everyone you know, not just a certain group of students,” she said.

For more information contact Cassi Lowbaugh at

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