EARTH DAY 2012
Thursday, April 19th
Earth Day T-shirt Giveaway: STCM Opportunity Mall 9:30am
T-shirts free to students, while they last, designed by NLC's own Karl Frey. One per student, please.
"Tapped" Movie Screening: STCM 201 9:30am-11:00am
"Tapped" explores the bottled water industry by examining the path of bottled water production and how those involved with bottled water either profit or suffer from it.
Speaker - Dr. Margaret Land (The Climate Project): STCM 201 11:00am-12:15pm
Dr. Land, who was personally trained by former Vice-President Al Gore, will present "Water, Water - but Enough?", a lecture that will explore how we look at water and its place in our lives and environment--the many uses of water, drought, and competition for each drop.
Speaker - Mr. Jim Sinclair (Herpetologist and Ornithologist): STCM 201 12:30pm-1:30pm
Mr. Sinclair will present "Tipping Points and Climate Change - Why the Fuss?" In this lecture, Mr. Sinclair will examine various aspects of climate change beyond temperature changes and human responsibility for those changes and will stress how relatively small changes in conditions can potentially have significant impact on the climate.
Plastic Bag Recycling: Campus Wide
Bring in your extra plastic bags and deposit them in various red bins located in several campus buildings.
Earth Day Art Display: NLIB Cafe - All Month
This display in the NLC Library's glass boxes will focus on art inspired by recycling and green themes. Make sure you also check out the library's online libguide at http://nlclibrary.libguides.com/earthday_2012!
"Green" Games: NLIB 211 12:30pm-1:30pm
Come and play student-designed games that are created from recycled materials and are about green issues and topics.
Check your Eco-footprint: NLIB Cafe 9:30am-12:00pm
Find out how many Earths it takes to sustain your current lifestyle and/or how much water you really use by taking brief computer quizzes. The first 50 students to take a quiz receive a free recycling t-shirt.
Edward's Aquifer: NLIB 109 9:25am-10:00am
Mr. Brent Doty, Sr. Education Coordinator with the Edwards Aquifer Authority, will speak about issues concerning the Edwards Aquifer.
SAWS: NLIB 109 10:05am-10:40am
Mr. Mark Peterson, Project Coordinator for Conservation at SAWS, will focus on ways students can conserve water both indoors and out.
3rd Annual Speech Symposium: NLIB 109 11:00am-12:00noon
Students will present speeches on a variety of "green" topics. (Sponsored by the Speech Communication Department)
4th Annual Poetry Contest: NLIB 109 12:00noon-12:30pm
Students will have an opportunity to read their poem at the Earth Day Festivities on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Winners will also be announced.