The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 23, 1996, Page 6, Image 6

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Pat Noeckerand Dawn Waldrop eat a vegetarian Boca burger during Ecology Day activities
outside the Union on Monday. Noecker and Waldrop work at UNL Landscape Services.
Earth Day
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She said about 25 groups
showed up for the booths and many
students had been stopping to try
the organic foods from Open Har
vest grocery store.
Open Harvest Natural Foods
grocery store set up a grill to pre
pare Boca burgers — a brand of
imitation hamburger patties made
from soybeans — and sell them
along with cookies or organically
grown fruit.
Nearly everything sold lat the
booth was vegan, which means it
contained no animal products of
any kind, Jean Helms said. Helms
works in the bakery of the store and
says the store tries to do its part
every day to help the environment.
“Most of the stuff we sell in the
store is organic,” she said. “As far
as Open Harvest policy, we try to
buy products that have less pack
aging and more organic produce in
them.”
She said that their customers
came from a broad spectrum of the
public.
“This is what Earth
Day has been about—
educating people about
what's going on."
LISA WILLIAMS
Ecology Now
“A lot of people are out there
eating healthy even if they don’t
completely become vegetarians,”
Helms said. “So a lot of new people
are coming into the store, especially
to try the organic produce.”
Samples of an algae drink from
Super Blue Green Algae were avail
able at a nearby booth to wash down
the vegan burgers.
Representatives from the Peace
Corps, Amnesty International, Ne
braskans for Peace and the
Wachiska Audubon Society were
on hand to inform students about
what they could do to help out all
year long. Almost every booth had
a sign-up list for interested students.
Ecology Now set up an area for
concerned students to voice their
opinions to members of the Legis
lature.
Lisa Williams of Ecology Now
said report cards on the different
representatives were set up so stu
dents could see how their represen
tatives stood on the various issues.
“We have about a hundred let
ters so far," she said.ft'We expect to
get about three times that much by
the end of the day. We got a lot of
letters yesterday in Omaha."
On Sunday, a similar but larger
gathering took place in Omaha, she
said.
“This is what Earth Day has been
about — educating people about
what’s going on,” Williams said.
Along with the education pro
cess that was involved in the cel
ebration of Earth Day, this 26th
annual event was observed with a
special skit about the importance of
recycling on the university campus.
Members of Ecology Now and
the Environmental Resource Cen
ter constructed a Chinese-style
dragon made of trash. It was de
stroyed by a “green knight," who
visited UNL to spread his message
about recycling.
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