Farmers market visits UF for Campus Earth Day
Earth Day, as most people know it, falls on April 22nd each year. But as WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, the University of Florida is getting a jump start on promoting sustainability with its Campus Earth Day.
UF’s all-male acapella group, “The Staff,” performs during the Campus Earth Day event. The singing group took the stage during the opening ceremony along with UF President Bernie Machen.
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