For many, April 22nd is a day filled with the joyful reminiscence of younger years. A day spent going outside accompanied by elementary classmates and teachers to dig holes and transplant adolescent trees, is forever marked with the positive feelings of helping the earth, working together, and appreciating nature. Little to our knowledge was the full gravity and societal significance of Earth Day. Now, history looks back on this day as a hallmark of grassroots activism where people congregate annually to promote positive changes in the world around them. The most recent Earth Day celebration is no exception, being coordinated with a nation-wide march for science.
The MOSES Organic Farming Conference is an opportunity for farmers around the Midwest to connect, learn, share, and come together as a community. For the second year, members of the Marquette Climbers’ Co-op had the opportunity to attend with fellow members of Northern Michigan University’s Students for Sustainability club thanks to support from the university and scholarships from the MOSES.