By JESSICA CAREY
On Sunday, April 21, the sun came out to cheer on the Georgetown Sustainability Initiative in hosting their second annual Share: The Earth Day Event on Giddings Lawn. Both students and other members of the Georgetown community came out on the chilly spring day to show support for a healthier world. Each booth was occupied by folks committed to sustainability, fair trade and social justice.
Many campus organizations were present such as the Student Abolitionist Movement, SWAGS and the Non-Discrimination Work Group. Accompanying groups on campus were businesses from both Georgetown and Lexington such as Lucia’s World-Friendly Boutique and Sutra Salon and Spa.
Starting off the event, Georgetown College’s very own Brittany Glancy and Shakir Mackey graced the stage with some classic hits such as the Beatles’ “Here Comes The Sun.”
Following this talent, Justin Paul Lewis and Cheyenne Marie Mize, both from Louisville, entertained the mix of attendees with their own original music. The two of these rising artists have connections with Ben Sollee, the lead artist at last year’s event. While enjoying the variety of booths and sunshine, Lewis and Mize added to the fun atmosphere on Giddings.
One student coordinator for GSI, Michelle Flannery, in reflecting on the event commented on how she was well pleased with how the day turned out. Michelle said that “it was a beautiful day, the sunshine was on our side, and there was great vendor participation.”
Michelle also wanted to give a little shout out to Dr. Carletta, the adviser for GSI, for leading and supporting the organization in a positive and encouraging way. All in all, the event was a success.