Earth Week 2018

Earth Week is a celebration of our environment, and bringing awareness to the issues that plaque our environment. Earth Day, the peak of Earth Week, was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Every year, Purdue celebrates this week with a week of events, challenges, information sessions, and fun! 

Monday 4/23: Dr. Janet McCabe Lecture

What: Lecture with Dr. Janet McCabe - "Rolling Back an Environmental Agenda: Will it Stick?"
Janet McCabe is an ELPC Senior Law Fellow working to advance policies to better protect healthy clean air and our environment, and protect safe, clean drinking water for all. Ms. McCabe most recently served as the U.S. EPA’s Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, playing a lead role framing, shaping and implementing Clean Air Act standards, including the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, the Clean Power Plan and Ozone standards. Ms. McCabe previously served as Executive Director of Improving Kids’ Environment in Indianapolis, and as Assistant Commissioner for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
When: 3:30 – 5:00PM
Where: WALC 3087
Open to all, no registration required

Tuesday 4/24: Documentary Screenings

What: Earth Day Documentary Screenings:

  1. Burning the Future: Coal in America, 5:30PM Start Time
  2. Chasing Ice, 6:30PM Start Time
  3. A Feast Amid Famine: The World Food Paradox, 7:30PM Start Time

When: 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Where: KRCH 270
Open to Faculty, staff, and Students, refreshments provided

Wednesday 4/25: Horticulture Park Reopening

What: Horticulture Park Reopening Celebration
When: 1:00 - 3:00PM
Where: Under the tent at Horticulture Park
By invitation

Thursday 4/26: Arbor Day Tree Planting

What: Tree Campus USA – Arbor Day Celebration
When: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Where: North Side of Elliott Hall
Registration Required, refreshments provided

Friday 4/27: Bring Your Own Mug / Pledge Selfies

What: Bring Your Own Mug / Pledge Selfies
When: 9:00 – 11:00AM
Where: Class of 1950
Open to all, refreshments served

Saturday 4/28: De-trash the Wabash

What: De-Trash The Wabash
When: 8:00AM
Where: Tapawingo Park
Registration Required, refreshments provided -

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