On May 3rd, 2022, our office collaborated with the Office of Sustainability on a “Build Your Own Bouquet Bar” event.
Research has demonstrated that flowers help to relieve stress, boost mood, and improve focus. The added benefit of making your own bouquet is practicing mindfulness and connecting with others.
The flowers we used were locally sourced from The Flower Mill, which not only allowed us to support a local business, but had a low carbon footprint, making it a more sustainable practice.
Students swarmed the University Crossing Atrium as soon as the flowers were put out. We ran out of flowers within 20 minutes!
The students appreciated being able to take some time away from finals to de-stress and create a beautiful bouquet of flowers for themselves.
Chancellor Moloney stopped by and thanked us for brightening the students’ days!
Given all of the positive feedback from students, we will definitely be hosting this event again in the future.