RADNOR, Pa. (April 26, 2012) – On Saturday, April 21, in celebration of Earth Day, members of the Cabrini College community helped beautify a stretch of the Norristown Schuylkill River Trail, while President Marie Angelella George signed a pledge to ensure that the College’s dedication to environmental efforts will continue.
In the morning, 17 students, faculty, staff and alumni traveled to a neglected section of the Norristown Schuylkill River Trail near Lafayette and Franklin streets, where they planted grasses and marigolds, and collected trash and separated recyclables. Participants returned to Cabrini at noon for a campus tree planting and dedication as President George signed the St. Francis Pledge, a commitment by Catholic individuals and organizations to protect God’s creation.
Earth Week (April 23 - 27) at Cabrini College included a wide array of activities. On April 23, community members went vegetarian for a day at Meatless Monday. At the Take Care Fair on Tuesday, April 24, participants added to the Recycling Tree, learned about the importance of Earth Day, and received free recyclable pens. The final event of Earth Week was an Arbor Day Tree Planting on April 27, when a rare Franklin Tree, Franklinia alatamaha, was planted on campus.
About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College provides a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers 1,300 full-time undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. More than 1,900 students are in graduate studies programs at the main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 13 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.