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A Big Hug for a Big Cause

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    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 22, 2016) — Google celebrated the day with a series of doodles designed to highlight our planet’s varied flora and fauna. In New York, world leaders gathered at United Nations Headquarters to officially sign the Paris Agreement on climate change. And on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, a community of students, faculty, administrators, staff, and guests encircled iconic Lake Osceola in a symbolic “hug” to show their appreciation for and increase awareness about the environment. Presented by Random Acts of Kindness, UM’s 10th annual Hug the Lake, one of the many worldwide activities held last Friday as part of Earth Day, also included Green Booths where reusable bags were made out of T-shirts. View the slideshow, and read UM’s in-depth Climate Change Special Report. Developed by University Communications, it features more than 40 articles on science and research; dozens of interviews with UM faculty, alumni, and students; and social and interactive engagement with polls, graphics, and an opportunity for you to write your own haiku to the environment.

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