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Earth Week at VLS

Earth Week is always a big deal at VLS. Just thought you might like to see some of our activities this year – this is a campus email sent out a couple of days ago. . .

As if celebrating a whole week of Earth Days isn’t reason enough to join the festivities; this year, Earth Week will also commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Environmental Law Society. ELS has planned schedule of discussion, art, food, and fashion in the name of environment, past and present. So, come on out to have fun, learn a little more about being a good steward of this planet, and help celebrate ELS turning 20!

EARTH WEEK 2009
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MONDAY, April 6
4 to 7pm – Earth Week 2009 Welcome Reception/Panel – Yates Common Room
The week begins with the unveiling of the Earth Week photo contest winners; accompanied by music, wine, beer, and hors d’ouerves. At 5:30, we will move to the Chase Center for a discussion panel, “Obama and the Environment: The First 100 Days,” featuring Professor Mears and Professor Mihalley. We are also happy to announce that Professor Mears and Chris Kilian*, co-founders of ELS, will introduce the panel and share a bit about the history of ELS.

TUESDAY, April 7
12:45 to 2 pm – “The Lorax” Theatrical Presentation – Chase Center
EEG is hosting the beloved Dr. Suess rendition of the Lorax play, put on by the Sharon Elementary Schoolers. We all know it, we’ve all loved it…they’re 5th graders.

7:30 – Film: “Who Killed the Electric Car?” – Chase Center *
If you haven’t seen it, you need to. Come learn more about the rise and fall of the electric car with this multi-film fest award-winning documentary. “Through interviews and narrative, the film paints a picture of an industrial culture whose aversion to change and reliance on oil may be deeper then its ability to embrace ready solutions.” More info @ http://www.whokilledtheelectriccar.com.

WEDNESDAY, April 8
8 to 10 am – Bike-for-Breakfast – Hoff Lounge
Use any form of alternative means to get to campus (walk, bike, carpool, etc.) and enjoy a homemade, “carbon-footprint-conscious” breakfast, prepared and served by ELS. The menu includes vegan muffins, granola, yogurt, local bagels, vegetarian crepes, and apple cider. Campus Greening will also present a slide show of VLS energy consumption.

10 to 2pm – Alternative Fuel Car Show – Oakes Parking Lot
After enjoying breakfast, come to Oakes Parking Lot to view and learn about cars that run on alternative fuels. Vehicles include the latest hybrids, a hybrid scooter, and a Mercedes that has been converted to run on biodiesel. Owners and operators will be on hand to discuss and demonstrate their chosen alternative-fuel transportation.

FRIDAY, April 10
8 p.m. to close – Trashion Show – Crossroads ($5 at the door)
For the finale of Earth Week, don’t miss the annual Trashion Show. This junk-to-funk fashion show not only emphasizes the fun and creativity of wearable art, but also aims to promote recycling, waste reduction and sustainable lifestyles. The runway will be set to go at 8 p.m.

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