Earth Week Continues through Saturday

April 20th, 2011 | Andrea Norris

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Earth Week is halfway done but 14 events still remain, giving you plenty of opportunities to learn about sustainability at OSU and get involved!

Maria Weber introduces speakers at Water Around the World on Monday

Maria Weber introduces speakers at Water Around the World on Monday.

On Saturday, Campus Recycling had the opportunity to interact with the off campus community at the annual EarthFaire, organized by the Corvallis Environmental Center, distributing Earth Week info and inviting citizens to participate in OSU’s activities.

On Sunday, about 50 Greeks came out for a Greek row cleanup, removing litter and beatifying the areas in which they live.

On Monday, OSU Career Services offered workshops for those interested in green careers and ASOSU organized a “carrotmob” of a local business – the Brew Station has agreed to apply 15% of their revenue form the day to greening their operations. Campus Recycling sponsored an event about global water issues, at which the OSU chapter of Engineers Without Borders spoke about their projects in El Salvador and international students from Kenya and Azerbaijan spoke about water challenges in their home countries.

On Tuesday, hundreds came out to enjoy the annual Earth Week Community Fair in the Memorial Union Quad, where 60 vendors provided activities, info and involvement opportunities in sustainability, both on and off campus.

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Earth Week Community Fair on Tuesday.

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Join the fun at our remaining events (click links below for more info or RSVP to the events on Facebook)!

THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011

E-Waste Recycling Collection 10 AM – 5 PM, 149 Snell Hall & Memorial Union Quad

Green Career Day 11 AM – 3:30 PM, Memorial Union Ballroom

Green Jobs: Alumni Panel Discussion 12 – 1 PM, Memorial Union Ballroom

SSI Planting Party 1 – 4:30 PM, Student Sustainability Center (738 SW 15th St.)

What’s a green job and how do I get one? 1 – 2 PM, Memorial Union Ballroom

Superfoods Workshop! 5 – 6 PM, Student Sustainability Center (738 SW 15th St.)

PeaceCorps Info Session: Make a Difference Abroad 5:30 – 6:30 PM, Memorial Union 109A

Sustainability Movie Night 6:30 – 9 PM, Student Sustainability Center (738 SW 15th St.)

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011

E-Waste Recycling Collection 10 AM – 5 PM, 149 Snell Hall & Memorial Union Quad

How Green is OSU? Sustainability Metrics Revealed! 12 – 1 PM, Memorial Union 213

Earth Day Poetry Reading 12 – 1:30 PM, Memorial Union 109

Hoo HA! Earth Day Celebration! 3 – 7 PM, The Student Farm

Poetry for Poverty w/ Taylor Mali 8 – 10 PM, Memorial Union Lounge

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011

Tour of CoHo Ecovillage 2 – 4 PM, CoHo Ecovillage (1975 SE Crystal Lake Dr.)

Happy Earth Week!


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