Resident Hall Association plans for an environmental-themed “UConnapalooza”

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Students prepare for Spring Weekend as they line up to get free stuff on Fairfield Way. There will be events the whole weekend from the Spring football game to watching movies outside the Student Union. (Photo by Charlotte Lao/The Daily Campus)

The University of Connecticut Resident Hall Association executive board is planning their annual event, UConnapalooza, with the theme ‘sustainability’ to help raise environmental awareness on April 27, over Spring Weekend.

Omar Taweh, RHA’s director of programming, has been planning the event since February with the rest of the executive board.

“RHA is collaborating with student groups and departments around campus to provide them a platform on educating students on how to be sustainable in all that they do,” Taweh wrote in an email. “This ranges from sustainable volunteering and the effects of environmental racism to providing students with reusable swag.”

Brittney Brault, the RHA president, said RHA is working with organizations like UConnPIRG and EcoHusky to put together the event. Taweh said the goal of UConnapalooza this year is to provide students an enjoyable experience with free food and swag, and offer learning opportunities for students on how to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Brault said the event has grown greatly in the past three years she has been involved with RHA. The event was once held on the Great Lawn and now resides on Fairfield Way. Brault also said the organization is working on a larger presence on social media.

“This year we are expanding our event to collaborate with more organizations and have some surprises that students should come check out!” Brault wrote in an email.


Joshua Oculam is a campus correspondent for the Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at joshua.oculam@uconn.edu.

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