What could be more appropriate for Earth Day than a green gorilla costume?


What, indeed? Well, Peter Murrey, a junior at Washington University in St. Louis (featured above), didn’t seem to think there was anything more appropriate. He was one among many students who decided to celebrate Earth Day 2010 in a bang-out fashion. In fact, seventeen different WashU organizations banded together for a day-long celebration that had everything from face painting and cotton candy to a film screening of Food, Inc. to a presentation about food sustainability by a recent WashU alum (yours truly!). Bon Appétit was also showcasing how to eat a Low Carbon Diet throughout the day, adding to the festivities. WashU has undergone a lot of transformations in the “green” department since I started out as a freshman there five years ago, and this was the biggest Earth Day celebration I’ve seen yet. I’m looking forward to an even bigger set of festivities next year! Congratulations to everybody, and belated happy Earth Day!


P.S. If you want to see more photos from that day, click here.


~Posted by Carolina Fojo, East Coast Fellow for Bon Appétit Mgmt. Co.