Earth Week 2017

banner for Earth Week 2017 at UW-WhitewaterUW-Whitewater will observe Earth Week (April 17-22) with a variety of events. Please visit the Earth Week web page for more information, or for contact information if events require registration.

  • Mon., Apr. 17
    • Campus Garden Preview and Greenhouse Tour (noon-1pm, Upham Greenhouse
    • Ben Hewitt talks about “Growing a local food system: Local food as economic driver and local nourishment” (7pm, Young Auditorium)
  • Tues., Apr. 18
    • Campus Sustainability Walking Tour (noon-1pm, meet in Hyland Hall atrium to start)
    • Water Action Volunteers – Whitewater Creek Stream Monitoring (3-5pm, advance registration required)
    • Film Showing and Panel Discussion: Just Eat It (5-7pm, Hyland Hall 1311)
  • Wed., Apr. 19
    • UW-Whitewater Eco-Fair (11am-3pm, UC Hamilton Room)
    • Tar Sands Rally (11am-2pm, UC)
    • Campus Garden Preview and Greenhouse Tour (3-4pm, Upham Greenhouse)
    • “Green Tank” Elevator Pitch Competition (4-5:30pm, Hyland Timmerman Auditorium, Note: Competition participants have been selected, but attend this event to hear the finalists’ pitches!)
    • James Gordon, Musician Performance (4:30-6:30pm, UC Summers Auditorium)
  • Thurs., Apr. 20
    • Science Outreach Earth Week Activities (10am-2pm, UC 2nd floor, email ahead to volunteer) and Birds of Prey Presentations (10am, 11am, and 12:30pm in UC266)
    • Scaling Our Consumption (10am-2pm, South end of UC)
    • Water Action Volunteers – Bluff Creek Stream Monitoring (4-6pm, advance registration required)
  • Fri., Apr. 21
    • Fruit Tree Planting Event – weather permitting (10am-noon, Hillside along Lauderdale Drive near Wells Hall, email ahead to volunteer)
    • Campus Sustainability Walking Tour (noon-1pm, meet in Hyland Hall atrium to start)
    • Make a Difference Day (various times and projects, register head to participate)
  • Sat., Apr. 22
    • Whitewater Creek Stream Cleanup (10am-noon, meeting at Whitewater Creek Nature Area)

If you want to learn more, Andersen Library can help! Resources on food waste, as an example, include books such as Freegans: Diving into the wealth of food waste in America (3rd-floor Main Collection, HD9975.U52 B27 2016), Congressional committee hearings such as Food waste from field to table (online), and articles such as “Food waste minimization from a life-cycle perspective” (Journal of Environmental Management, 2015, vol.147, pp.219-226). There also are web sites such as “Sustainable management of food basics” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And, if you can’t make the screening of Just Eat It, a DVD is available from other UW campus libraries via the free UW Request service (items arrive in 2-5 weekdays).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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