Earth Day celebrates its 48th year of existence this April and to honor the largest secular holiday celebrated world-wide, the MU Residence Halls Association (RHA) will be hosting its annual Pots and Plants event.
“It will be in the Student Center, in the triangle space in front of Kate & Emma’s from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 23,” said MU student and Sustainability Coordinator of RHA, Becca Wilkes. “There’s going to be small terracotta pots and paints so people can paint their pot.”
After participants finish decorating their terracotta pot they will have the choice to plant a bag of soil and seeds, to grow one from scratch, or choose from a variety of small plants that are already grown.
“There will also be rice crispy treats that look like little Earths that we’re going to make to give out then,” Wilkes added.
With help from the RHA executive team and fellow RHA Sustainability Committee members, Wilkes’ team established the Pots and Plants event last year. As she explained, she hopes the event sparks a new-found environmental passion within fellow students even if that passion starts with something small such as planting flowers.
“You can meet some people and talk about the Earth,” Wilkes said. “It’s a great way to get a free rice crispy treat and free plant.”
RHA is also working with Sustain Mizzou to sponsor a trivia night during Sustainability Week. Trivia night will be on April 10 in Room 2205 A&B at the MU Student Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.