A mini film festival, a local clean up, expert speakers and individual action challenges are all on tap for this year's Earth Week, to be marked April 15-22 at the University of Delaware.

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UD announces week of activities to celebrate Earth Week 2013

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1:30 p.m., April 9, 2013--A mini film festival, a local clean up, expert speakers and individual action challenges are all on tap for this year’s Earth Week, to be marked April 15-22 at the University of Delaware.

UD’s Sustainability Task Force Earth Week committee has planned a series of events and challenges that offer the University community a variety of ways to participate.

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Featured speakers include:

  • Jennifer de Mooy, climate adaptation project manager for the Delaware Division of Energy and Climate and UD alumna, speaking on “Climate Change in 3D: A Discussion of Climate Change in Three Dimensions -- Science, Policy and Culture” on Monday, April 15, at 4 p.m. in 219 Gore Hall; 
  • Adam Rome, associate professor of history at UD, speaking on his new book, The Genius of Earth Day, a history of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. in Trabant University Center Multipurpose Room A, with light fare; 
  • and a panel discussion regarding the intersection of individuals, communities and gardens, on Monday, April 22, at 3 p.m. in Townsend Hall.

“We challenge everyone to find their own way to honor Earth Day,” said Vincent Jackson, building manager with University Student Centers and co-chair of the Earth Week planning committee. “Whether that’s attending an event, unplugging, helping to clean up part of Newark, or finding an alternate way to work. Every small step counts.”

A complete list of events is available at the Earth Week webpage

UD’s Sustainability Task Force is charged with fostering grassroots sustainability efforts across all areas of the University in support of the Path to Prominence. 

Earth Week is one of many initiatives funded by the generous support of the UD community by means of donations to the UD Sustainability Fund.

To make a gift in support of the UD Sustainability Fund, visit the online giving form.

Article by Tabitha Groh

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