The Harrisburg campus Student Bar Association
, Environmental Law & Policy Society
, and Running Club
teamed up to put together a running team for the 30th Anniversary 5k Run for Clean Air and Earth Day Celebration
held in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 16th.
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Keith Sealing
and his wife Pat Sealing accompanied students Kristin Potter, Brittany Berenato, Brett Throckmorton, Bryan Del Rosario, and Austin Wolfe to the event. The event is held every year in conjunction with Earth Day, which takes place on Friday, April 22nd this year.
Thousands of runners participated, following a route that began at the Philadelphia Art Museum and followed the Schuylkill River along scenic Boathouse Row. A community effort to decrease air pollution and support programs that reduce waste, The 5K Run for Clean Air gave participants an opportunity to hear about the latest news and trends in the Green movement.
Dean Sealing, a Philadelphia native, was at the first Earth Day in Philadelphia, held on April 22, 1970. Organized by Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day has grown every year and now has more than 500 million participants in 175 countries. Dean Sealing recalled that Ralph Nader and Allen Ginsberg were among the speakers in Philadelphia, which was one of the biggest sites for the first Earth Day.