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DU Celebrates Earth Day 2021 With Day of DU-ing

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On Friday, April 23 the University of Denver celebrated Earth Day with its annual Earth Day of DU-ing. The University’s Center for Sustainability convened 115 volunteers from across campus who collectively completed nearly 200 hours of work over the course of the day.

Though social distancing and other COVID guidelines necessitated a smaller event, volunteers were able to work in shifts at three separate sites to make an impact on the Earth and the DU community.

The first project, dubbed the "clean community crew," collected 20 bags of trash in the neighborhoods around DU. Meanwhile, volunteers at DU’s Bridge Community Garden cleared compost, spread mulch, pulled weeds, cleared debris and repaired garden beds. Others cleared a fence and other yard debris at a house renovated by DU students participating in the Solar Decathlon. 

Emily Schosid, DU’s sustainability program coordinator, called this year’s Earth Day event “a huge success."

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