“People don’t need to go 100%, they can take one step at a time” to help sustain the planet, says Shawna Neckar is the Program Coordinator at the Office of Sustainability for the Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida.
As a mother of four, Neckar believes it is important to eat healthy, fresh, and real food. She supports local food markets.
The Earth Day event held at USF’s Botanical Gardens on Saturday was meant to remind the community that sustainability is important.
Neckar defines sustainability as “leaving this world in a state that lasts for many generations to come.”
This was Neckar’s first Earth Day event with the Sustainability Program at USF, but the event has been held at the Botanical Gardens for three years now. The Sierra Club previously organized Earth Day Tampa Bay.
The Sierra Club was also one of the vendors the event, their booth attempted to reach out to the community to draw in supporters for their cause. They aimed to protecting the environment and the planet as a whole.