Celebrate Earth Day with GW at Square 80

Hey Foggy Bottomers!  GW is nearing completion in transforming the old parking lot by G and 21st into a park (Square 80).  Originally, the job was supposed to be all done by Earth Day so it could be the center of celebration for Earth Day events.

Well, the park isn’t fully ready yet, but it looks some of the Earth Day celebration will take place there anyway.  Check out GW’s press release below to find out more info on tomorrow’s celebrations.

President Steven Knapp invites students, faculty, staff and friends to an Earth Day Celebration and Reception at the Square 80 green plaza Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:30 a.m.

Remarks from President Knapp at 11 a.m.

G Street, NW, between 21st and 22nd Streets
(next to The School Without Walls)

After the celebration, please join President Knapp
at the Green GW Earth Day Fair

Register to attend at http://gw-earthday.eventbrite.com

Upon completion in late spring, the Square 80 green plaza will be an open space with more than 20 trees, an activity lawn, trellised seating and
landscaped areas. Sustainable features will include native and adapted plantings that require minimal watering and a state-of-the-art stormwater
reclamation system.

Creation of this 32,000 square foot area was part of GW’s 2007 Foggy Bottom Campus Plan . It is being constructed in conjunction with GW and The School Without Walls’ (SWW)
public-private partnership. The partnership culminated in last fall’s opening of the campus’ newest residence, South Hall, and the completely renovated and expanded Grant School (SWW).

The Green GW Earth Day Fair at University Yard (H Street, NW, between 20th and 21st Streets), sponsored by GW’s student groups focused on sustainability, will feature live music, food, and activities.

For further information, please contact the Office of University Events at 202-994-7129.