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Earth Day Week 2011 Events on the Wright State University Campus

Monday, April 18

Walk in the WSU Woods to look for spring wildflowers and check out the bird blind.  Meet at the Earth Day flag where Loop Road intersects with University Blvd.
Tuesday, April 19
12:30 p.m.
382 Allyn Hall
Bring your lunch and join us for an Earth Day video clip and walk to the Garden area with the WSU Environmental Action Group (EAG).  Celebrate our terrific final results in the RecycleMania competition this year!
Wednesday, April 20
9:00 a.m. 

Walk in the WSU Woods to look for spring wildflowers and check out the bird blind.  Meet at the Earth Day flag where Loop Road intersects with University Blvd.
Thursday, April 21
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Eco-Friendly Fair
Faculty and Staff Earth Day Professional Development
441-442 Dunbar Library

The Dunbar Library is hosting an Earth Day 2011 event for WSU Faculty and Staff to learn more about selected reduce, reuse and recycle topics. Learn more (PDF)→

5-7 p.m.
264 Brehm Lab
Join the Office of Sustainability for pizza and an Earth Day video.

Friday, April 22
3:45 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day 2011 and Join us for a walk in the WSU Woods starting from the 1st floor lobby of Russ Engineering.

8 p.m.
Viewing of the award-winning video, "Coal Country."
M252 Creative Arts Center

Make your reservation to view the award-winning video, "Coal Country." Join the discussion with the Executive Producer, Mari-Lynn Evans. Learn about what now powers over half of America's electricity. Learn more (PDF)→

Come out and Celebrate Earth Day 2011 - Join theSierra Club Outing #1
Saturday, April 23
10 a.m.

Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve

Join us on this wildflower walk with an ODNR naturalist as we explore the diverse habitat of this 480 acre preserve.

Afterward, come and join us for lunch at Bentino’s in nearby Waynesville.
Contact leader Dana Harrod for more information: (937) 372-7286

To learn more or to be added to the Dayton-area email list, contact Steve Wonderly at daytonsierraclub@hotmail.com.

Most events will allow students to participate in litter clean up of some area on campus.

Dunbar Library
Check out the Dunbar Library's ongoing Sustainability Efforts—look at the recycling display in the main library atrium.

Photo Contest
Dr. Stacey Hundley is organizing an Earth Day 2011 on-campus photo competition with the Students in Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES).  The SEES group is also planning a tree planting and other events to celebrate Earth Day 2011. Learn more (PDF)→

All events daytime events will involved litter clean up of some part of campus!  

Educate yourself and Act on what you learn, benefit the Earth and all of us.

Sustainability Events

5th Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care

Thursday, March 26 - WSU will be co-hosting the 5th Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care at the Sharonville Convention Center. This yearly event is relevant to not only medical and nursing faculty, staff and students, but also to those involved in engineering and others with interests in sustainable design, construction and operation.

This year, SSHC will feature nationally renowned Health Care expert, Richard (Dick) Jackson, as the keynote speaker. He is a Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions in both environmental health and infectious disease with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer. For nine years he was Director of the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta and received the Presidential Distinguished Service award. In October, 2011 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. The symposium has clinical and infrastructure panels as well.

More detailed information and a registration link can be found at: http://www.heapy.com/about/upcoming-events/item/224-symposium-on-sustainability-in-health-care-sshc-15.html.

"Growing Cities" Local Food Film at the Neon Theater!

Join us May 2nd 3:00 p.m. for the screening of "Growing Cities", a film about urban farming in America. This documentary examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power local food grown in cities has to revitalize our communities and change the way we think about food and eat.


Contact Linda Ramey (Linda.Ramey@wright.edu) for details and ticket information.

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