Campus activities celebrate Earth Day
Earth Day is April 22. Numerous University-sponsored activities will take place on and near campus to recognize national Earth Week and Earth Day, including:
12:30-1:30 p.m. Seminar, "Gazing into the Crystal Ball: Can We Predict the Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystems? And What Do We Do About It?" Presented by Brian Helmuth, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Sponsored by the School of the Environment. Free. Earth Water Science Building, Room 604.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Earth Fest, student-run information fair with booths and lots of "green" activities. Greene Street, in front of Russell House. Free and open to the public.
Noon-4 p.m. Celebration and Informational Event, Statehouse grounds. Free and open to the public.
Noon-1:30 p.m. Environmental Stewardship Awards and Reception, presented by Green Quad and School of the Environment. Green Quad.
2 p.m. Honors College Earth Day Celebration, includes presentation of the LEEDS Gold Certification. Areas on campus that practice sustainability will have booths and displays showcasing their efforts. Light refreshments. Honors College Residence Hall. Free and open to the public.
7 p.m. Film screening and discussion, No Impact Man, follows the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high-consumption, Fifth-Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact. Green Quad Learning Center. Free and open to the public.
Come play in the dirt! Faculty, staff, and students campuswide are invited to join Green Quad staff and students as they plant, mulch, and prepare the Green Quad grounds for summer. Free. Green Quad.
For more Earth Week 2010 events at the University:
For more information about sustainability at the University:
SAGE (Students Advocating a Greener Environment)
Sustainability research in the School of the Environment
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