TU celebrates Earth Week

Several events planned to spread awareness

TOWSON, Md. (April 16, 2007)--Towson University is hosting several events to create awareness and foster dialogue about environmental issues. The entire campus is encouraged to attend the following events:

Monday, April 9–Friday, April 27: Residence Halls Energy Saving Competition  

Sunday, April 15: Use the recycling bags in the Residence Halls through the end of the semester!  

Wednesday, April 18: Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming Broadcast

3–4:30 p.m., Paws, University Union

National broadcast being aired across the country with introduction from former Vice President Al Gore. This is a live web broadcast sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation to showcase what different campuses are doing across the country to combat global warming. Towson Energy Activists are one of about eight winning groups from campuses across the nation whose video has been selected to be featured on the broadcast.

Sunday, April 22:  EARTH DAY! Clean Cars for Clean Air Clinic

11 a.m.–4 p.m., TU Stadium Parking Lot, across from Johnny Unitas Stadium. Stop by and a certified technician from Precision Tune Auto Care will perform a free inspection on your vehicle to help your car run cleaner.  

Monday, April 23: "The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream";

8 p.m., Linthicum Hall, Room 100. Film presented by activist Rob Content.  

Tuesday, April 24: "Snowmobiling in Paradise: Conservation and Enjoyment in Yellowstone"; Dr. Michael Yochim, Outdoor Recreation Planner, National Park Service,

7 p.m., University Union, Potomac Lounge   

Thursday, April 26 - "How Your Purchases Affect the Environment"

7 p.m., University Union, PAWS Guest lecturer, Diane MacEachern


Friday, April 27 - Gold Side Picnic

Noon–6 p.m., Newell Field Winner of residence halls energy saving competition announced!  

  • Look for the Graduation Pledge at Earth Week events - seniors pledge to explore, take into account, and improve the environmental and social consequences of organizations for which they work.      

Earth Week Events Sponsored by: The Towson Progressive Alliance: Campus Greens, College Democrats, Towson Energy Activists, Students for Environmental Awareness, and the Video Activism Club; University Residence Government, Environmental Science and Studies Department, Student Affairs, Department of Geography, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.  

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