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April events commemorate Earth Week

Several student organizations and departments have partnered to host programs that run through April 26, 2014, in celebration of Earth Week and the university's commitment to sustainability & the environment.

The Office of Sustainability is partnering with groups such as Elon Outdoors, the Elon Community Church Farmer’s Market and Iron Tree Blooming to host sustainability-related events as part of a celebration series leading up to Earth Week and Earth Day on April 22.

Past programs that had been scheduled in advance of Earth Week included:

  • Monday April 14, 7 p.m. in McMichael 115: "Small Stories, Big Change: Agents of change on the frontlines of sustainability." The book’s North Carolina author, Lyle Estill, and local entrepreneurs featured in the book presented stories of sustainability.
  • Wednesday April 16, 7 p.m. in KOBC 211:  In preparation for Dr. Sandra Steingraber’s presentation on April 22, the Office of Sustainability screened the film based on her book "Living Downstream." 

Steingraber - an ecologist, mother, cancer survivor and author - visits campus April 22 on Earth Day itself with a presentation at 7:30 p.m. in McKinnon Hall. Steingraber will talk about the links between environmental and human health.

All members of the campus community will have the opportunity to share their vision of a more sustainable Elon on April 23, from 4-5 p.m. in Moseley 215 during the session “Envisioning a Future We Want."

Complete descriptions and more details can be found on the Campus Initiatives Overview page and in the Facebook event. To receive reminders about upcoming events contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

Eric Townsend,
Staff
4/11/2014 8:45 AM