This article was sponsored by SpringFest and the Cornell Environmental Collaborative. Springfest is being held on April 22nd from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Ho Plaza to celebrate Earth day and promote sustainability.
HO PLAZA — Eating an organically grown meal from local farmers and listening to live music outside Willard Straight, climate change denier Darrel Jacobs ’17 is surprisingly kind of enjoying Springfest, Cornell’s Earth Day celebration.
“Aside from the clear push to convince everyone that global warming is real, this is pretty fun,” said Jacobs, who earlier entered a raffle to win some cool prizes while throwing aside a couple pamphlets about sustainability.
Many of Jacobs’ friends and classmates had convinced him to attend the festival hoping he would be interested in learning more about eco-friendly things he can try to reduce his carbon footprint, however Jacobs admitted the biggest selling point was “the fact that there will be puppies I can pet. That part doesn’t sound too bad.”
After he was finished having a good amount of fun at Springfest, the skeptic went back to his house, turned all the lights on, and let the tap water run for eight straight hours.