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Annual SBU Earthstock Festival Celebrates Earth Day

Earthstock 2002 10

Earthstock 2002 10Earthstock, a Stony Brook University tradition since 2002, concluded on Earth Day, April 22, with the annual Earthstock Festival, a day full of activities that included live music and dance performances on two stages, Stony Brook University Police Department (UPD) Spring Fest, and the traditional rubber duck races.

Dubbed a “Celebration of Earth Day,” Earthstock was held from April 12 to 22, and featured an eclectic slate of programming featuring industry experts, environmental organizations and other participants, all with an Earth-friendly message.  The festival included environmental and educational displays and exhibitors, the Green Pledge ceremony, and a farmers market. The UPD Spring Fest, held on the Staller Steps, offered games and interaction between students and the UPD.

The weeklong slate of Earthstock events also included symposiums and lectures on the plastics crisis, local environmental concerns, the state of Long Island’s waterways, and plans for a sustainable campus. Celebrity chef Barton Seaver delivered the keynote address on sustainable seafood, and the Spirit of Stony Brook’s fourth annual spring concert concluded the celebration at Island Federal Arena.

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