May 20, 2011
For Immediate Release
By Elena Groholske, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University won honorable mention in the Billion Acts of Green University Challenge. CU won in the Division B group, school’s with fewer than 4,000 students.
On April 18, 2011 CU student, faculty and staff planted serviceberry trees and flowers in honor of Earth Day. Campbellsville’s Mayor Tony Young and Taylor County Judge/Exectutive Eddie Rogers were on hand, as well as a local fourth grade class.
John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and who was the master of ceremonies for the Earth Day event, said: “Campbellsville University is pleased to receive this honorable mention for the Earth Day emphasis that we sponsored. Earth stewardship is one of the values which we emphasize at CU, and there is growing awareness among evangelical Christians of the importance of practicing an ethic of creation care.”
He said, “There is a balance between assuring economic growth and opportunity and undue exploitation of God’s resources that can be had. That is one of the challenges that the generation of Christian servant leaders must address.”
A Billion Acts of Green is the largest environmental service campaign in the world. The goal of the 2011 Earth Day campaign is to register at least one billion actions before the 2012 Earth Summit in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. A website has been set up where people can quickly and easily register their commitments online, using the power of the internet to create and inspire change.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.