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.