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Gamma Theta Upsilon to host Earth Week Trivia Night

Amidst Earth Week activities, GTU will host a map giveaway along with environment and sustainability trivia.
Graphic courtesy of Mary Kelly

This week marks the 10th Annual Anderton’s Earth Week. Many environmentally friendly activities are to be hosted around campus offering education about ways to live sustainably. One of these events will be a trivia night on Thursday, April 25, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) and the Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department will host the trivia night in Jamrich 1315 with a coinciding map giveaway.

“It’s important for NMU students to host events like these because it puts the students at the center of the university’s sustainability efforts,” GTU President Mary Kelly said. “We need more student-driven environmental action on campus, and Earth Week is a great example of that. It’s a way for all students, not just those in EEGS, to get involved in sustainability initiatives and find a space where they can grow, learn and take action.”

Kelly believes that every student, including herself, can learn more about environmental issues. Participants of the trivia night are not expected to get every question right, she adds. The event is meant to educate and entertain.

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“It’s a fantastic way to learn something new,” Kelly said. “Even I, despite being GTU president and a heavily involved EEGS student, wouldn’t claim to be an expert [on] environmental and sustainability topics. But I’m helping to put on this event and research the trivia questions because I believe knowledge is power.”
Students interested in attending other Earth Week events can find out what interests them on the Hub.

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