E.A.R.T.H. Day 5k (view as slideshow)

The E.A.R.T.H. Day 5k was a successful rally to educate the community about sustainability initiatives in West Virginia. Thanks to the dedication and support of the local sustainable businesses in attendance, all of the participants had a wonderful time and learned a great deal.

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Local sustainable businesses came to support the runners.

Our Studio provided a piece of art made with recycled material. They asked passersby to add bottle caps and other plastics to help create the spring scene you see.

Casey's ATA came out to support the sustainable effort.

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Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!

The WVU Entomology Department brought some insects to the race.

The department allowed people to view insects in the containers shown.

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My Green Baby, a local resource for cloth diapers, came to show off their sustainable business.

Girl Scout Troop 4520 is admiring the various insects supplied by the WVU Entomology Department

There were various insects to be seen.

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The troop was able to hold and feel a tarantula spider.

The West Run Watershed Association was educating people about runoff.

The Sierra Club, a grassroots environmental organization, came to encourage people to get involved.

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An information booth for REAP: Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan was very educational.

Volunteers encouraged the participants of the 5K

Everyone was getting excited for the race.

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The Facilities Management Department and WeCAN handed out t-shirts and pamphlets about the sustainable path.

REAP encouraged many people to become active in their community and the environment.