Gardner-Webb University to Celebrate Earth Week April 7-11

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Annual Event Promotes Concepts of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — The Gardner-Webb Office of Leadership Development and Community Engagement will be helping faculty, staff and students “Go Green” during Earth Week, April 7-11.  With a massive global migration into saving the earth’s resources there will be several events over the course of the week to inform and educate the University family on how to save water, energy and eliminate excess waste.

The first event that will kick off Earth Week will be a message from Broad River Community Church Elder and Teaching Pastor Matt Orth at the Dimensions program on Tuesday, April 8 at 9:25 a.m. in the Tucker Student Center.  Orth will focus on the importance of Earth Day and get the audience in the right mindset for the big event of the week, the Earth Fair.  The fair will also take place in the Tucker Student Center on Thursday, April 10 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

“We will have multiple booths sponsored by clubs and classes.  We will also welcome the Party Pedaler, an eco-friendly way to get around,” said Stephanie Richey Capps, director of Student Leadership Development & Community Engagement.  “Students will be able to ride around in the Party Pedaler at no cost, take part in giveaways and enjoy free food and refreshments.”

The Office of Leadership Development and Community Engagement is also partnering with a few academic classes in an effort to plant trees throughout the week. The new trees will replace the recently removed trees that were previously located in the quad on campus.

For more information about Earth Week 2014, contact Stephanie Capps at 704-406-2135 or at

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University blends a liberal arts core curriculum with more than 55 specialized major and minor programs, a comprehensive academic experience that flows from our Christian commitment to intellectual freedom, service and leadership.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704.406.4264 or email Jeff Tubbs at with your request.

Written by Alyssa Gutierrez, Communications Intern