Environmental Law Society Erects Temporary Park
September 18, 2009 — The Environmental Law Society of the Earle Mack School of Law erected a temporary park at the entrance of the school as part of Philadelphia’s annual Park(ing) Day.
With a truckload of sod, potted plants, park-like seating for visitors and a cooler of chilled pink lemonade, this oasis among vehicular and sidewalk traffic offered passersby a brief, albeit atypical, respite from the daily grind.
“This is meant to be our meet-and-greet to get younger students involved,” said Jeff Stacey, president of the Environmental Law Society.
By mid-day, many students already had signed the guestbook to receive additional information about the student organization’s mission to educate members on aspects of environmental law and to facilitate connections with the larger environmental community.
“We’re getting to meet a lot of the 1Ls who might not know about us,” said Ushma Domadia, vice president of the organization.
Upcoming events hosted by the Environmental Law Society include a talk about environmental law by local practitioners, a spring service event, which in the past has included volunteer work at the Schuylkill Environmental Center and planting trees in Kensington, and an Earth Day movie night.
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