Southern Miss Plans Earth Week Activities for April 18-22

Southern Miss Plans Earth Week Activities for April 18-22

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

The Office of Sustainability at The University of Southern Mississippi has planned a series of events to celebrate Earth Week, set for April 18-22 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The events are designed to coincide with Earth Day on April 22 – a worldwide day of recognition which raises awareness of environmental issues and supports environmental protection.

"Here at Southern Miss we think that one day is not enough time to reach this goal, so we have expanded our programming to include the entire week of April 18-22," said Christina Foreman, sustainability coordinator. "Our events use different platforms to engage people in the central concepts of celebration and protection."

Scheduled events include the following:

Monday, April 18

Earth Poetry Night: 8-10 p.m. at T-Bones Café in Hattiesburg. The event is free and open to the public. Both original poems and classis works of environmental literature may be read.

Tuesday, April 19

Earth Fair: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Shoemaker Square on the Hattiesburg campus. Many Southern Miss organizations and community groups will share their environmental messages

Wednesday, April 20

Farmer's Market: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Shoemaker Square

Thursday, April 22

Pollinator Celebration: 12:15 p.m., south side of the Payne Center. This event highlights the importance of pollinators, the current challenges facing their populations, and what their decline means to agriculture and society as a whole.

For more information about Earth Week at Southern Miss, call 601.266.6803 or visit