Earth Week - Full Schedule
Monday, April 15, 10:00 AM -- Campus Trail Hike
Coliseum Parking Lot
Take a walk through the wonderful nature on campus. Chrissy Knoll will take you on a guided tour on some of the backwoods trails and show you where you can go to get away from the hustle and bustle of campus. The walk will take about an hour, weather permitting. Be sure to bring appropriate shoes as the trail is not paved. The group will meet in the parking lot in front of the Coliseum.
Tuesday, April 16, Noon - 2 PM -- Fruit Tree Planting
In front of Z-6
Meet at noon in front of Z-6 and then take a short walk to the campus garden. There we will have several fruit trees to plant, just off from the garden, in an effort to create a little orchard. This tree planting is part of our arbor day tree planting effort, which is one of the things we do to be a certified "tree campus". Trees add beauty to our environment. Trees also provide fresh air and reduce pollution, they conserve water and reduce soil erosion, provide wildlife habitat, reduce noise, create economic opportunities, cool urban areas, conserve energy, and increase property values.
Tuesday, April 16, 6 PM - 7 PM -- Sustainability Career Panel
Hear from professionals in the sustainability field. This four person panel will include someone from Southwire, Keep Carroll Beautiful, Creative Solar, and Crager Hager Farms. Come a see what kind of jobs are out there, from big business to small, from non-profit work to agriculture. Sustainability is a quickly growing field of employment; these panelists will help you understand what's involved and what it takes to pursue a sustainability career after graduation.
Wednesday, April 17, 10 AM - Noon -- Wildflower Planting and Garden
In front of Z-6
What’s all the BUZZ about? Come help sow the seeds for ‘BUZZ’! We'll be meeting in front of Z-6 to take a short walk to the garden, where we will turn an unused patch of land into a beautiful, buzzing wild flower habitat. Bees and other pollinating insects love and depend on flowers. But research shows that bee and other insect populations are being decimated, which isn't just bad for them, but can also be very bad for us, as we depend on these pollinators to pollinate our crops. Join in the conversation as we discuss the problems our pollinators face and how we can help!
Wednesday, April 17, 2 PM - 4 PM -- Pre-Spring Fling Ecoleader Tabling
Grassy Triangle next to Library
Meet the Eco-leaders student club and learn how you can get involved in making UWG more sustainable. Don't just sit around and be apathetic, get off your butts and save the world!
Thursday, April 18, 10 AM - 11 AM -- Incredible Edible Campus Tour
Downstairs of Campus Center
Take a tour of the campus like none other. Grounds keeper Lisa Todd will lead a tour of campus with an emphasis on all the various plants we walk by everyday that actually have nutritional value. Some even taste really good. Don't miss out in expanding your sense of place by knowing the edible plants that surround us.
Thursday, April 18, 5 PM - 8 PM -- Sustainability Expo
Cultural Arts Center, Downtown Carrollton
The Expo showcases the many sustainability efforts made by local businesses and organizations, from Southwire and Perpetual Motion Bikes to local farmers and Friends of the Greenbelt. There will be music, a food truck, baby goats, kids activities, and dozens of interactive booths. The highlight of the Expo is the keynote speaker, David LaMotte, an international personality and author committed to bringing about positive world “change making”. His talk, which will start at 7pm, will use story and analysis to offer a new framework in which to examine our capacity to have significant impact on the world around us. There will be a book signing afterward.
HEADS UP: There will be a free bus service taking students back and forth between the University and the venue starting at 5pm. The bus will leave from the UCC bus stop.
Friday, April 19, 11 AM - 1 PM -- David LaMotte Worldchanging Workshop
David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter, speaker, and author. David’s workshops
do not pretend to offer answers,but they offer new ways to look at important questions.
In this case, the questions are about how large-scale social change happens and how
it does not. In this intensive and interactive workshop David offers a new framework
to examine our capacity as world changers while offering valuable insights on how to be effective. The workshop, which is geared to students, will be split into two parts, with a 45 minute break for lunch at East Commons. The lunch is complimentary. There is only room for 25 participants so please RSVP by contacting Tiff Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 19, 7 PM -- The Lorax Movie Screening and Gadget Demo
Come see an all time great sustainability film, The Lorax! Prior to the film Jessica Renard will demonstrate and evaluate a number of popular cool eco-gadgets that can be useful in your everyday. Popcorn will be served!
Saturday, April 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM -- Rake the Lake
Come and help clean up Lake Carroll. Meet by the Enterprise Car Rental on Bankhead Highway next to the Greenbelt. Make sure to dress appropriately; waders or rain boots are recommended!