HIGH POINT, N.C., April 24, 2019 – Today, High Point University’s faculty, staff and students celebrated Earth Day with various sustainability and wildlife organizations from the surrounding community.
HPU’s Hayworth Park was filled with vendors, activities and a petting zoo for participants to enjoy.
Barron Church, owner of Bixby Honey Farm, returned to this year’s event to teach students about the importance of honey bees and to give out free samples.
“I’ve been coming to HPU’s Earth Day for four or five years, and it’s great to talk to students about the honey bees and how important they are,” said Church. “I enjoy sharing the great taste of our honey, and students have a lot of interest in our process.”
HPU senior Rebekah Hatherly came out to HPU’s Earth Day Celebration to enjoy the vendors and to learn about each sustainability and wildlife organization that visited campus.
“It’s great to have all of these local businesses visit our campus to show us how they practice sustainability and how we can practice it as well,” says senior Rebekah Hatherly. “There’s food, friends and the chance to gather with each other on a beautiful day. It really does bring a lot of great opportunities together.”
Local vendors such as Guayaki Yerba Mate, Freddy’s, Publix, Organic AF, P.S. Snacks, Carolina Corn Roasters, Harvest Table Culinary Group, Eco Products, Chad’s Carolina Popcorn and Carolina Organic Coffee provided information on their companies and free samples to guests.
Other sustainability and wildlife organizations that participated include The North Carolina Zoo, NC Green Power, Sunshine Energy, Triad Air Awareness and the Piedmont Environmental Center.