Lake Superior College hosts Earth Day and Cultural fairs

Lake Superior College hosted two fairs on Wednesday. The first of the fairs was the Earth Day Fair. Over 20 environmentally focused organizations will be on campus for the Earth Day Fair including Eco3 in the campus greenhouse.” Lake Superior College sits on a 97-acre campus, part of which includes the half-mile Miller Creek Interpretive Trail. “We’re thrilled to share with students their options to better steward our environment,” said Glenn Merrick, biology instructor and co-chair of the campus sustainability committee. “Hopefully students walk away with a new thought or something they can incorporate into their everyday lives.”

Just down the hall from the Earth Day Fair was the Cultural Fair. That event was an opportunity to showcase mixture of culture, heritage, and experiences on the Lake Superior College Campus. About 17% of the student body identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color and each year, about 30 international students attend the institution. “Over 350 students stopped by last year’s fair and left with big smiles and a new appreciation of others,” said Sarah Lyons, the Executive Diversity Officer at Lake Superior College.