Earth Week 2010!
Thursday, April 22, 2010, will mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, originally observed on April 22, 1970. Several student clubs have teamed up with faculty and staff members to organize Earth Week events and activities.
Monday: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Say 'no' to plastic water bottles! The Seattle Pacific Environmental Network (SPEN) will be hosting a display in Martin Square and asking the campus community to refrain from drinking from disposable plastic water bottles. Here are just a couple of reasons why:
- Gallon for gallon, bottled water costs more than gasoline
- Annually, 28 billion plastic water bottles are purchased in the United States
- 1.5 million barrels of oil are used to make the bottles bought in the United States in one year
- Beverage companies aren't legally required to disclose the source of their water
- In the United States, tap water has to meet higher regulatory standards than bottled water.
Tuesday: Energy Awareness and Action
Learn more about SPU's new solar panel installation on top of Otto Miller Hall as well as what you can do to help reduce your individual energy use.
Wednesday: Sustainable Food and Agriculture
Seattle Pacific Agriculture for the Community and Environment (SPACE) is pleased to present a showing of Food, Inc. followed by a panel discussion with PCC Farmland Trust and Agros International. Showtime is 6:00 pm in Science 112.
Friday: Alternative Transportation
Stop by Martin Square between 11am and 1pm and check out our Bicycle Fair. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or interested in learning the basics of urban cycling, the fair will have something for you. A variety of tables will be set up to address different aspects of cycling.
- Getting There: Ask questions about the best bike routes and get assistance planning a customized commute or leisure route.
- Gear: Ask questions and see demonstrations of recommended gear for cycling in Seattle's climate.
- Maintenance: Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance. Members of the SPU Cycling Club will be on hand to answer questions and, if you bring your bike, talk you through basic repairs.
- Racing: Learn about SPU's cycling team and how you can get involved.
- Cycle the WAVE: Learn about this fantastic event for female cyclists to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Saturday: Latreia Service Day