Thank you for visiting the schedule for Earth Week 2014. This year, we continue our student-led event planning efforts through the work of several student organizations to put on an offering of events that will interest their fellow UW-Whitewater students. Please tak an opportunity to browse this year's schedule and mark your calendar and/or visit the Facebook event page and mark that you'll be attending. If you have a large group interested in attending or participating in one of these events, please contact us to discuss further.
Look for opportunities to recycle plastic bags with members of the UW-Whitewater Earth Initiative and consider purchasing a spider plant for your residence hall room, apartment, or gift for Mother's Day from members of SAGE at various events throughout the week.
PEACE and SAGE will be presenting two films related to alternative energy vehicles. Who Killed the Electric Car follows the initial failures of the electric car industry by looking at the popular and ill-fated GM EV1. Revenge of the Electric Car is by the same director (Chris Paine), and follows up on its predecessor by detailing the resurgence of electricity powered vehicles that has happened in recent years.
Take an opportunity to see some of the latest and greatest vehicle technologies on display right here on campus. Vehicles like the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt are leading the way to incorporating electric vehicle technology into modern vehicles, but many other types of vehicles exist that have sustainability in mind. Take a look at what's currently out there before learning more from Chris Paine at the lecture this evening.
Chris Paine is a filmmaker and entrepreneur who tours worldwide as an advocate for the adoption of electric vehicles and sustainable methods of transportation while reducing dependency on fossil fuels. He directed the documentaries "Who Killed the Electric Car?" and "Revenge of the Electric Car". He co-founded counterspill.org in the wake of the 2010 BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and is also a board member of Friends of the Earth and the Black Rock Arts Foundation. Chris has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Nightline, ABC World News Tonight, Democracy Now, and Science Friday on NPR.
SAGE Members will be at Freshens helping to serve your smoothies and other treats by providing human power for a "bike blender" to help Freshens blenders for the day.
Have you ever seen birds of prey up close? Perhaps you're not even sure what that means? Come for presentations and demonstrations of birds like eagles, owls, hawks, and falcons flying around, and even get a chance to see some rehabilitated birds up close during a meet and greet. Demonstrations will be at 10:30 AM, 12 PM, and 1 PM with tabling exhibits the rest of the time.
The Cycling Club, will be coming to campus to provide free bicycle checkups and even some basic maintenance. Come get your bike checked out, get your tire tubes patched, and your brakes inspected and get your bike is ready to roll for summer!
Do you need volunteer hours, or maybe just enjoy working with plants and gardens? Come check out the Upham Greenhouse, and get a first-hand look at what will be going into the campus garden this year!
This fair will include exhibitors and employers who are not only offering information about sustainability, but many of them are offering jobs and internship in the field! It will be a great opportunity to network with employers!
Bring your org, bring your floor, but most importantly bring yourself to the Timmerman Auditorium on April 23rd! Come to have fun and create an outfit made entirely out of recyclable materials with your friends. Not only will it be a blast, but there will be prizes as well!
Touched by their teenage son's battle with a food borne superbug, filmmakers Jeff & Jennifer Spitz document their family's struggle to raise backyard chickens, grow food, and transform into Food Patriots. Food Patriots features people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat and buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers.
Join members of S.A.G.E. as they explore ideas for upcycling common trash as they turn it into treasures!
If you have any large cereal boxes, paper cartons with screw-on caps (like milk or juice cartons), and toilet paper rolls to bring to the workshop, even better.