Thursday, April 21, 2011

Earth Week 2011 at UC

Happy Earth Week 2011! UC has lots of events scheduled over the next couple weeks to celebrate the 41st Earth Day. Please see the abbreviated list of upcoming events below or download the Spring quarter calendar here. I hope to see you all at the annual Bike Parade this Friday at 12:00pm.

Also, I’m proud to announce that today UC has once again been named to the Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges. For more stories on UC’s sustainability efforts, please click here.

Thursday, April 21
2:00pm-4:00pm   UC Unplugged Day   Sigma Sigma Commons   tie-dye station, games, ask your professors to teach outside or turn off the lights and projector
5:30pm   workshop series: Container Gardening   Bike Kitchen   learn how to grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers in your apartment or res hall room
6:00pm   community ride: Northside  depart from Bike Kitchen   check out a Bearcat Bike Share bike or bring your own and join us for this informal ride to Northside, including free dinner

Friday, April 22
10:00am-5:00pm   Earth Day Festival   McMicken Commons   live music, games, activities, food, info. fair, and more
12:00pm   Earth Day Bike Parade   MainStreet   grab a Bearcat Bike Share bike or bring your own wheels or walking shoes and join this annual tradition (meet at University Pavilion upper plaza and ride will end at the Bike Kitchen with an open house)

Sunday, April 24
10:00am-2:00pm   UC Garden dig day   UC Early Learning Center Children's Garden   come volunteer to help plant the garden now that spring is here

Monday, April 25
10:00am-3:00pm    UC Farmers Market    McMicken Commons    buy produce, foods, and crafts from local vendors
5:00pm   workshop series: Bike Safety + Urban Riding   Catskeller   learn the basics of bike safety and riding in the city
7:00pm   film series: Burning in the Sun   MainStreet Cinema   documentary about renewable energy production and entrepreneurship in rural Africa

Tuesday, April 26
5:00pm   tour: UC Central Utilities   3000 Glendora Avenue   join us for this informative and fascinating tour of both the West and East Central Utility Plants

Wednesday, April 27
12:00pm   lecture series: Greta Gaard - Who's Afraid of Environmental Feminism?   French West 4616   What happened to ecofeminism and what have we lost?

Thursday, April 28
3:00pm   lecture series: Rye Barcott - It Happened on the Way to War + booksigning   DAAP 4400   In 2000, Rye Barcott spent part of the summer living in ten-by-ten-foot shacks in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya while still a student and just about to enter the Marines. He went on to co-found Carolina for Kibera and work to bring social justice, sustainable development, and understanding through his work and writing.
6:00pm   community ride: Eden Park   depart from Bike Kitchen   check out a Bearcat Bike Share bike or bring your own and join us for this informal ride to Eden Park

Friday, April 29
12:00pm-3:00pm   Arbor Day campus tree planting   McMicken Commons   volunteer to help plant more campus trees in honor of Arbor Day

All events are free and open to the public. If you would like to volunteer, attend a tour, RSVP for the community ride, or need more information, please write or call.

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