Welcome to UW-Whitewater's 2010 Earth Day celebration! Thursday, April 22, is the 40th annual global celebration of the earth. This year we will be having activities throughout the Earth Day week along with a packed day of events on the day itself. All events are open to university students, local high schools, and community members.
Our theme this year is A Changing Environment to highlight both the implications of climate change and the changing social environment in which concerns are translated into action. Join us in learning more about the challenges we face and the ways in which we can meet those challenges.
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Earth Day events this year will feature multiple smaller talks and activities, which opens up the day for greater participation for those with limited time. (Click here if you'd like to look at our Campus Map) Our detailed schedule for the day:
|8:45am||Chancellor's greeting and opening|
|9-9:50am||Keynote - The Climate Change Challenge and Safeguarding our Nation's Wildlife and Natural Resources - Dr. Jean Brennan, a Nobel Laureate and member of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), More about Dr. Brennan (Hyland Hall, Timmerman Auditorium)|
|10-10:50am||Plug-in vehicles: The right solution for our time - by Mike Kane, Plug-In America Board Member More about Mr. Kane (Hyland Hall, Timmerman Auditorium)|
|11am-2pm||Alternative Vehicle show in Upham parking lot|
|11am-2pm||Hamilton Center Sustainability Expo including:
|Noon-1pm||Lunch break, exhibits in Hamilton Center open for browsing|
|1-2pm||Concurrent poster and presentation session in University Center:
|1:45-2pm||City-wide voluntary "lights out" - please turn off your lights for 15 minutes during this period (orchestrated by Whitewater High School)|
|2-3:30pm||2010 Whitewater Environmental Achievement Awards Ceremony and Industry Panel on Sustainability (Hyland Hall, Timmerman Auditorium)|
|4pm||Sustainable Gardening - Women's Resource Center - learn about sustainable gardening and take home a spinach plant (UC Warhawk Involvement Center)|
|7pm||SAGE Sustainable Business talk - Frank Ericson, Environmental Operations Manager for SC Johnson (Hyland Hall, Timmerman Auditorium)|
|10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm||Film "Playing with Poison" (Andersen Library)|
We'll also be holding events throughout the week in celebration of Earth Day. Our current schedule includes:
|Noon||SAGE Tree Planting|
|6pm||Film "Flow" - documentary about the world water crisis (UC, Summers Auditorium)|
|10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm||Film "Addicted to Plastic" (Andersen Library)|
|7pm||L&S Lecture Series - Jean Brennan, Nobel laureate, speaking on "The Climate Change Challenge: Why Traditional Conservation Approaches Can't Work"|
|10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm||Film "Homo Toxicus" (Andersen Library)|
|7 & 8pm||Film "Taken for a Ride" (Upham 140)|
|10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm||Film "Up Close and Toxic" (Andersen Library)|
Earth Day - see schedule above
|SAGE Campus Nature Tours|
|Make-A-Difference-Day - multiple activities to help improve our Whitewater environment. Join in!|
Office of the Chancellor, College of Letters and Sciences, College of Business & Economics, Chartwells, Students Allied for a Greener Earth (SAGE), American Marketing Association (AMA), Undergraduate Research Program, Departments of Art, Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Geology, History, Languages and Literatures, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Physics, and Political Science.
Thank you sponsors for your continued support!