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K-State Today

April 25, 2014

Earth Week finale events today

Submitted by Ben Champion

Earth Week events will finish with a flurry of great activities today.

EcoFest Lecture Series presented by Engineers Without Borders:

  • Timothy Crews, director of research at The Land Institute, presents "Towards healing a world of wounds: Reflections on using models from native ecosystems to transform agriculture" from 9:30-10:20 a.m. in Fiedler Auditorium, Engineering Complex

  • Valerie Carroll, assistant professor in women's studies, presents "What is Environmental Justice?" from 10:30-11:20 a.m. in Fiedler Auditorium, Engineering Complex
  • Ecumenical Campus Ministries at K-State catered a luncheon with presenters from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Open to students who registered in advance. 
  • Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, associate professor in history, presents "Environmental History" from 2:30-3:20 p.m.in Fiedler Auditorium, Engineering Complex

  • Walter Dodds, university distinguished professor of biology, presents "Humanity’s Footprint: Momentum, Impact, and our Global Environment" from 3:30-4:20 p.m. in Fiedler Auditorium, Engineering Complex

Tree Campus USA Arbor Day Celebration, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., K-State campus. Celebrate Arbor Day and K-State's recognition as Tree Campus USA with several educational activities to engage the campus community including a walking tour of campus trees, tree climbing and other fun events. Tree Campus USA will plant two donated trees at 11 a.m. in the historic core of campus.

EcoFest Browsing Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Bosco Student Plaza. Hosted by K-State Engineers Without Borders and Students for Environmental Action, the EcoFest Browsing Fair is designed to promote sustainability and provide resources to become more green.

In addition, a continuation of EcoFest will be Saturday in Bosco Plaza with a number of workshops and other activities. See sustainability.k-state.edu for more information.