By Joanna Aliano, Staff Writer
Roughly 400 students attended Earth Fest in Ross Sports Center on April 15,, hosted by St. Michael’s environmental club Green Up. While indulging in Ben and Jerry’s ice cream or local burger patties provided by
Cloudland Farm in Woodstock, the biggest Green Up event of the year allowed students to plant their own flowers, tie-dye white clothing or paddle a bike attached to a blender to whip up their own smoothies. “Everything is organic or local because that’s what we are trying to promote,” said sophomore Green Up member Chantel Albert. “We draw them in with Ben and Jerry’s and then teach them lessons about the environment,” she joked. Last year’s Earth Fest event managed to bring in several new members to the club that focuses on environmental sustainability. “It’s a fun event to get people excited about sustainability” said Nora Stoelting, a sophomore member of Green Up.