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U.Va Sustainability hosts Earth Day walk

Week-long campaign includes community garden work day, informational tours

U.Va. Sustainability hosted a walk of the Rotunda Tuesday as part of a series of Earth Week activities focused on promoting sustainable environmental measures.

The walk, which was intended to discourage participants from driving, complements a full schedule of Earth Week activities that were planned by the organization. The activities so far have included a community garden workday, “Bike the Lawn” and the Charlottesville Ecofair.

U.Va. Sustainability and the Office of Parking and Transportation will partner for several Earth Week events, Director Rebecca White said. The office will work with the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club to clear out paths along the Rivanna Trail, and it will host a bike maintenance clinic Thursday outside Observatory Hill.

Other Earth Week activities will include a final work day at the University’s community garden Saturday, followed by informational tours about the historical uses of plants given by interns in the Thomas Jefferson Demo Garden in Hereford College Sunday.