Earth Week at UW-Whitewater

    April 22, 2013

    Hyer skyWhat started with the planting of a single tree at Timothy J. Hyland Hall has turned into an entire week devoted to environmental initiatives at UW-Whitewater.

    Earth Week runs April 22-26. All of the campus events are free and open to the public.

    One of the noted events this year includes the Recyclable Fashion Show -- a competition among student organizations to create outfits made from everyday recycled materials. The event is Wednesday, April 24, in Timmerman Auditorium from 4-5:30 p.m.

    Judges will score outfits based on creativity, use of recycled items and overall appearance, with a prize awarded to the winner.

    "Getting students to be aware of not only what they can recycle, but also how recycling can help campus, are the main goals of Earth Week," said Talia Schutz, coordinator. "It's a positive impact on your life and the lives of everyone else."

    On April 24, Students Allied for a Green Earth (SAGE) will be working with students from a local elementary school to show them how to be more eco-friendly.

    Other events include Race to Recycle (interactive recycle game), plastic bag collections, eco-workshops and much more.

    SAGE, Student Art Association, the Water Council, Residence Life, American Marketing Association, and Creative Marketing Unlimited are sponsoring Earth Week.

    media contact

    Sara Kuhl
    262-472-1194
    kuhls@uww.edu

    Jeff Angileri
    262-472-1195
    angilerj@uww.edu

    Earth Week events

    Monday, April 22:
    Race to Recycle, Sustainability Wall, Do 1 Thing Campaign
    University Center, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Plastic Bag Collection
    University Center, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Photo and video contest
    Runs through Thursday

    Tuesday, April 23
    Race to Recycle, Sustainability Wall, Do 1 Thing Campaign
    University Center, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Plastic Bag Collection
    University Center, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Wednesday, April 24
    Do It For The Kids Activity
    Roseman Building, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Eco Workshop
    University Center room 264, 1 - 4 p.m.

    Recyclable Fashion Show
    Hyland Hall room 1000, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

    Thursday, April 25
    Birds of Prey Show
    University Center, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    YERT Movie
    Summers Auditorium, 5 - 8:45 p.m.

    Friday, April 26
    Green Team Clean-up
    Starin Park, 11:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Location

    Marketing and Media Relations
    Hyer Hall 403
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
    Directory Assistance: (262) 472-1234

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