Free Earth Week activities to focus on “Invest in the Planet”


After a two-year hiatus, Earth Week will once again be held at Marshall University in Huntington, with a week of lectures, documentaries and activities for people of all ages. The event is free and open to the public.

“We had to miss the 50th anniversary of Earth Day due to COVID-19 concerns, so I would like for this year’s event to make up for the time lost,” said Amy Parsons-White, sustainability manager at Marshall University.

The theme for Earth Week 2022 is Invest in the Planet. Events throughout the week will include talks, demonstrations and teach-ins; however, the main activities will take place on Wednesday, April 20, on the Memorial Student Center Plaza and Buskirk Field from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., rain or shine.

“We believe to truly invest in the planet, we need to invest not only in the earth itself, but also in her people,” said Parsons-White. “A healthy, sustainable planet must include social equity and social justice; accessible food; and clean water, soil and air. I hope to have a diverse group of vendors and activities through the week to touch on all aspects of sustainability and a healthy planet.”

Anyone who may have questions or is interested in participating in the week’s festivities is invited to contact Parsons-White by e-mailing Members of the public, organizations and school groups are invited to attend the event. For more information or to sign up, visit Registration closes April 4.

Contact: Melanie Whitt, University Relations Specialist, 304-696-3045,

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