Tuesday, April 16, 2013


A smart and lovely student was telling me how much she loved Earth Week. She actually said something really great that made me laugh because it is so true--she said Earth Week is like Christmas for Western.

The week has already begun and there are a lot of good things happening, but here are a few highlights for what is coming next.

Wednesday, April 17th: Roots - Fireside Stories from our Professors at the Outback amphitheater at 6:30pm, Free The Environmental Center is hosting a fireside speaker event in honor of our very own professors. Please join us for s'mores, ciders, and stories of our professors pasts. Professors will be discussing their past research, travels, and memorable life experiences!

Thursday, April 18th: Go for the Green Celebration in the PAC Concert Hall at 7:30pm, Free. The Residents’ Resource Awareness Program is celebrating the successes of our winter quarter total waste reduction campaign. The Celebration is open to all Western students and there will be a raffle of over $1000 in prizes that have been donated by local businesses with sustainable connections.The Dead Parrots society will also be performing!

Saturday, April 20th: Earth Day Festival at the Fairhaven Courtyard from 11am to 4pm, Free The festival will host live bands such as Soccer Mom, Br'er Rabbit, and Doni Doni Drummers and dancers. There will be delicious food catered by Students for Sustainable Food, and activities such as recycled art, tye die, and a photo booth. (And yes, members from the library GEF team will also be hosting a table!) Please come by and celebrate our earth!

Sunday, April 21st: Join us for a 350.org , AS, and SRE sponsored event, a screening of the Do The Math film  followed by a live chat with leaders from the emerging movement from 7 to 9 pm at Academic West 204.

EARTH DAY Monday, April 22nd: Join us for a screening of the film Bidder70 followed by a live webcast featuring Tim DeChristopher, at 6:00pm in the Library Presentation Room, WL 164. This event is free and open to the public! (For more information about this and other films coming soon, please see our promotional schedule for the Built to Last Picture Show!)

For more information about Earth Week at Western, contact Nina A. Olivier at 360-650-6129 or AS.ESP@wwu.edu

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