EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AND AWARD CEREMONY INVITATION
Please join us for this year’s Earth Day kick-off event this Friday April 19th in Red Square, as we partner with UW’s Annual HuskyFest celebration!
The Earth Day speaker program will open with Julia Parrish, Associate Dean of College of the Environment at 12:00 PM, followed by Anne Mosness from the Go Wild Campaign and then James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition. Student Regent Chris Jordan will present this year’s Husky Green Awards honoring and recognizing members of the UW community who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Additionally, winners of the Green Office Competition and the Campus Clean Up will be recognized. UW Campus Sustainability Fund Outreach Coordinator Kyle Murphy will tie this all together as the Master of Ceremonies.
The 2nd Annual Trashion Show will begin at 2:15 PM in Red Square. Here is a preview video highlighting UW students and staff who were featured yesterday on King 5 New Day NW: http://www.king5.com/new-day-northwest/203222161.html.
The exhibition groups will take place on Red Square beginning at 10AM.
UW Earth Club has collaborated with a variety of groups on campus to arranged a full line up for not only Earth Day, but for Earth Week, April 18th through April 27th. A summary of additional events throughout the week following the UW Earth Day Kick-off event is below, details on these events can be found on the UW Earth Day Webpage.
2013 EARTH WEEK EVENTS
April 18th – Campus Clean Up
April 19th – Earth Day kick-off and Awards Ceremony, Trashion Show, Volunteer Restoration, Scholars’ Studio: Pacific Northwest Research, Free Admission to Plastics Unwrapped, & HuskyFest
April 20th – Earth Day at the Arboretum, & UW Women’s Tennis "Green Match"
April 22nd – Official Earth Day, Volunteer Ecological Restoration Event, Earth Day at the UW Medical Center, & Public Lecture: European Union Roadmap for Moving to a Competitive Low-Carbon Economy
April 23rd – Recycled Clothing Fair
April 24th – UW Trash In, UW Campus Market, Collaborating with Strangers on Sustainability Projects at UW, & Public Lecture: Plastics in the Ocean
April 25th – UWMC Farmer’s Market, & Meet the Scientists: A Discussion on Climate Change
April 26th – Picnic & Campus Nature Walk, Pizza Bake, Film Showing, & A Humble Feast
April 27th – Earth Week Story Program
NOTE: If your group is hosting an event for Earth Week, and it was not included in this email, please send us an email at oess with information about the event.
Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
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