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Earth Week celebration runs through Thursday

April 7, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Students for a Sustainable Earth will host a weeklong celebration to increase the awareness of sustainability and other environmental issues. Earth Week at WMU will feature a series of events, culminating with a festival and benefit concert on Thursday, April 12.

The April 12 benefit concert is $5 for general admission and will take place at Kraftbrau Brewery in downtown Kalamazoo. Admission to other events, all held on WMU's campus, is free of charge. All events are open to the public.

Earth Week Events

Tuesday, April 10

"Think Global Eat Local," a lecture and feast of food from local farmers will take place at 6 p.m. in room 4010 of the College of Health and Human Services Building.

Wednesday, April 11

"Climate Change: Consequences and Action," a lecture on global warming, will be given by Drs. Steven Bertman, professor of chemistry, and David Karowe, associate professor of biological sciences, at 5 p.m. in the Chemistry Building.

Thursday, April 12

Earth Fest takes place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Fountain Plaza at Miller Auditorium and features free food, music and information on how to live a more sustainable life. Postponed until Thursday, April 19, due to effects of global warming.

"Kalamazoo River and PCBs: A Public Education Forum" takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bernhard Center's Brown and Gold Room. Panelists include WMU faculty experts and city of Kalamazoo officials. More information.

A benefit concert begins at 8 p.m. at Kraftbrau Brewery, 402 E. Kalamazoo Ave. The Mighty Narwhale and Happy Hour will perform, among others, and there will be a silent auction to raise funds for Students for a Sustainable Earth. There will be a $5 cover charge for the concert.

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Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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