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Stetson hosts Earth Day event on the Gulfport campus


Stetson University College of Law students celebrated Earth Day on April 21 on the Gulfport campus with an environmentally-focused art show, music, healthy snacks and informational booths on sustainable living. The Stetson student Environmental Law Society, Student Wellness Society and Food Law Society sponsored the event.

Students at Stetson Law in Gulfport celebrate Earth Day.

Students at Stetson Law in Gulfport celebrate Earth Day.

Student Katie Cleveland worked with student organizations to coordinate the event.

Stetson’s Earth Day event for students provided information on local organic farms and healthy eating, alternative transportation and sustainable food production.

The event featured a sports and recreational area to encourage exercise and bicycle checkups to promote alternative transportation.

A free public art show, Sustainable Farming: Art for Advocacy, featured work by local artists and students at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School. The theme of the show was the destructive environmental impact of industrial farming.

“We hope that the art show engages people in a fun way to learn more about the negative impacts of industrial farming,” said Stetson Law student Jessica Prats, who spearheaded the art show with Stetson’s Environmental Law Society.

Prats is a student in Stetson Law professor Lance Long’s Environmental Advocacy class. Students in the class were challenged to choose an environmental issue and develop a plan to raise public awareness about the issue.