BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Students and faculty at Bridgewater College are recognizing Earth day.
The activities include a group planting a tree native to the Commonwealth and using food from the community garden in the dining hall.
Volunteers and students who work with the garden for a class have planted vegetables and have also composted.
Going green for Earth day also includes a low impact lunch and dinner, which means that there is local, sustainable food.
The Director of Sustainability Teshome Molalenge said that means the food has a smaller impact on the environment.
Molalenge said they are also asking students to pledge how they'll continue to help the earth after this holiday.
One goal is that the students take the lessons they've learned about living green with them.
"Specifically what the community garden does is you know brings students from different disciplines and here they see how actually food is processed how food is produced," said Molalenge.
Molalenge said that part of this is really an effort to teach students become self sufficient by growing some of their own food.
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