Celebrate Earth Week @ Western

Thur hours: 7:30 am - Midnight

The Environmental Center Library consists of resource materials on a large variety of subjects that are available to students at any time. Check out a movie about the current water crisis and what you can do to help. Or if you’re writing a paper about composting, you can check out all the books we have on composting. We keep our library up to date, but if you also want to check out the state of the world in 1995, we have books for you to do just that. We also have various magazines, publications, and journals that can be checked out. Or do you want to learn how to make your own assignment notebook out of old newspapers, then check out some of our great DIY books. It’s all here! VU 424

Events

Earth Week 2011: Day 2

04.18.11 Various Free Various

Event 1: Seed Sovereignty Workshop with Matia. Time: 4-6 p.m. Location: VU 462 A/B. Event 2: Green Fee Reception. Celebrating the 1st year of Green Fee Projects! Energy Fee Projects! Time: 6-8 p.m. Chow down on some Bandito Burritos while students share their green energy fee projects and their vision for change! Location: VU462 A/B. For disAbility accommodations, please call (360) 650-6129

For more information, contact Chelsea Thaw at 360-650-6129 or as.ecc@wwu.edu

Earth Week 2011: Day 3

04.19.11 

Event 1: Movie Showing and Discussion: "Tapped." Come learn about wasteful plastic and water use - then discus how we can Take Back the Tap! 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Location: AIC 204. Event 2: Recyclable Craft Night. Is your trash destined for the landfill or the Louvre? You decide. 6 p.m. Location: AIC Sky bridge. For disAbility accommodations, please call (360) 650-6129.

For more information, contact Chelsea Thaw at 360-650-6129 or as.ecc@wwu.edu

Earth Week 2011: Day 4

04.20.11 Various Free Various

Movie showing and discussion: "Economics of Happiness" and panel discussion with Fred Burman. Does money equal happiness? Does a dollar a day keep the doctor away? Come find out! 4-6 p.m. Location: AIC 204. Event 2: Tour of Hybrid Bus. A collaborative effort from BTC, WWU and the Port of Bellingham, come see Bellingham's very own Magic (hybrid) Bus. 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Location: Meet in the VU Lobby. Event 3: Summit. Come have your voices and visions heard at the Spring Quarter Summit! Local snacks and great conversations guaranteed! 6-9 p.m. Location: AIC 204. For disAbility accommodations, please call (360) 650-6129.

For more information, contact Chelsea Thaw at 360-650-6129 or as.ecc@wwu.edu

"Back to the Garden" Film

04.21.11 6 p.m. Free Fairhaven Auditorium

In 1988, filmmaker Kevin Tomlinson filmed & interviewed a group of back-to-the-land "hippies"--living off-grid, insulated from mainstream culture. In 2006 he tracked down his subjects again to find out what had become of their families' Utopian plans and dreams. The film captures a time-lapse view of these back-to-the-landers told with moving personal stories of dedicated tribal familie--lots of freedom but little cash, unflinching grass-roots activism and hippie kids who today ask whether free love was really free. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with the director and three of the back-to-the-land stars, and then an open space with food and live music by DigitalDeb and Harvey Swanson. For those who would like to come early, DigitalDeb and Harvey Swanson will be performing from 5:30-6 p.m. also. Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197418713631142. For disAbility accommodations, please call (509)322-1871

For more information, contact Bodie Cabiyo at 509-322-1871 or bodie.cabiyo@gmail.com

Earth Week 2011: Day 5

04.21.11 Various Free Various

Event 1: 12-1 p.m., VU 567. Green Burial Practices with Brian Flowers. Push up daisies in an environmentally conscious manner. Put on by the Free Thinkers Society. Event 2: 4-6 p.m., Outback. Tree Grafting Workshop. Event 3: 5-7 p.m., Fairhaven Auditorium. Movie showing and discussion of "Back to the Garden." Event 4: 8-10 p.m., Fairhaven Auditorium. Concert with DigitalDeb and Harvey Swanson. For disAbility accommodations please call (360) 650-6129

For more information, contact Chelsea Thaw at 360-650-6129 or as.ecc@wwu.edu

Earth Week: Day 6

04.22.11 

Event 1: 10:30-11:30 p.m., meet in PAC Plaza. Eco Tour of North Campus. Event 2: 12-2 p.m., PAC Plaza. Eco Olympics. Don't miss the Eco Olympics with Mayor Pike, Steve Swan and AS President Colin Watrin competing fir the Green medal. Stop by for your chance to compete and win prizes. Music from KUGS adn food from Peace Love Pizza. For disAbility accommodations, please call (360) 650-6129

For more information, contact Chelsea Thaw at 360-650-6129 or as.ecc@wwu.edu

Trashfashion Show

04.23.11 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) and 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 9) $11 Students, $15 general admission, $25 VIP & Gift Bags Viking Union Multipurpose Room.Trashfashion Show put on by the REstore. For disAbility accommodations, please call (360) 650-6129.


Earth Day Celebration

Saturday April 24
WWU Comm Lawn 1-6 pm

Saturday, April 24th 

Earth Day 40 Western's Earth Day Celebration  - 12pm-6pm Comm Lawn

In celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Western's Earth Day celebration will be an all-day free event where participants will have a chance to enjoy great music and performances, network with community organizations, attend workshops, pot a plant, enjoy local food and tune up their bike. This a multi-facetted event for families, students, activists and professionals with an all-inclusive theme Finding Common Ground.

Earth Day 40 schedule on the Comm Lawn Stage:

12-1     Aztec Dance
1-2       20 Riverside
2-3      Jason Quick- One-armed Juggler combining Circus Arts
                                  and Spoken Word

3-4       Deadwood Revival
4-4:30  Circus variety show
4:30-6  Adrian Xavier

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