Earth Week culminates with Thursday's Earth Fest
April 6, 2006
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University celebrates Earth Week with a series of largely student-sponsored programs beginning Monday, April 10.
"Earth Week gives the WMU community a chance to celebrate the earth," says Danielle Hunt, co-chair of Students for a Sustainable Earth. "It is also a chance for individuals to learn about local actions focused on the environment."
A variety of activities are planned, culminating with Thursday's Earth Fest, at which more than 1,000 students and community members are expected to gather. Earth Fest is described by Abby Kinas, planning director for the event, as an environmentally focused Bronco Bash.
"A bicycle maintenance workshop, and a biodiesel-making demonstration, will take place along with free food provided by local vendors and music provided by WIDR," says Kinas. "We will also have an evening celebration with live music at Goldsworth Valley Pond."
Other events throughout the week include a "Reused Invention Competition," a biodiesel lecture and workshop, a speaker on sustainable development, and a dinner on the benefits of local food. All events are free and open to the public.
Earth Week Events
Reused Invention Competition
Biodiesel Lecture and Workshop
"Finding the Competitive Edge: Implementing Natural Capitalism"
Local Food Feast
Earth Fest Celebration
Earth Fest Concert
Visit www.ssewmu.org for more information about Students for a Sustainable Earth.
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