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Loyola Academy Hosts Annual Earth Day Fair

Loyola’s annual Earth Day Fair, hosted by Students Against Violating the Earth (S.A.V.E.), took place Thursday, April 20. This year's fair presented Ramblers with new ways of approaching the environmental challenges that exist today. Faculty, staff, and students enjoyed interactive projects, educational displays, and more.
The Earth Day Fair has become an important part of spring activities at Loyola and aligns with the Academy’s Jesuit values. Stewardship of our planet is an important way to protect and sanctify life. “Earth Day Fair is always a fun event that we look forward to each year,” said S.A.V.E. Club Co-President Melanie Clark ’24. “We hope the fair allows students to learn about ways to help our environment while having fun at the same time.”

This year, each club chose an environmental cause to showcase including the benefits of planting trees, plant-based cooking, energy conservation, composting, recycling, and environmental therapy (a parody of Lucy Van Pelt’s “Psychiatry Booth” from Peanuts).

Although the S.A.V.E. Club is the primary host of the Earth Day Fair, it relies on collaboration with many other student organizations to highlight unique perspectives and ideas about conservation.

“Every year there are many clubs that come together for the Earth Day Fair: Student Council, Art Club, Yoga Club, Cooking Club, Philosophy Club, Women in STEAM, and Environmental Science ISL,” continued Clark. “The S.A.V.E. Club is truly grateful for all the clubs’ participation, as well as the teachers and staff that help to make this fair successful and fun each year.”

Pope Francis emphasized the importance of protecting the environment in his encyclical letter “Laudato Si.”

For over twenty years, S.A.V.E Club has promoted and educated the Loyola community about composting, reducing waste, zero plastic, plant-based diets, sustainable recipes, hydroponics, and more.

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