Celebrate Earth Day at Penn State

As any eco-conscious Penn State student (or anyone who has used an on campus bathroom recently and had the opportunity to read this week’s Stall Stories) knows, this Monday April 22 is Earth Day. Show your support for environmental protection by attending the events that will be going on around campus all day long.

At 4:00 p.m. in the HUB auditorium, come hear science writer Christopher Joyce of NPR present his lecture “Scientists and Journalists: Codependents in the Age of Disappearing Media.”

Then at 5:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas, listen to internationally renowned urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter as she discusses traditional markets, wilderness conservation, and public health evolving every day. Following Carter’s lecture, a reception will be held in the Willaman Gateway (that glass bridge between the Life Sciences building and the Chemistry building across the Shortlidge Mall) which is, again, free and open to the public. This fabulous Earth Day experience brought to you by the University’s Finance and Business Stewardship and the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment– thanks, guys!

Finally at 7:00 p.m. in the HUB auditorium there will be a free screening of “Tapped,” a film which is NOT about dudes in flannels tapping maple trees for syrup (bummer, I know) but rather, the potential dangers of the bottled water industry and how it affects communities, health, and the environment. You can watch the trailer here.

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For more ways to take action this Earth Day outside of these on-campus activities, check out the national Earth Day Network website. Do it. You could make a difference and feel better about yourself. Two birds, one stone.

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Alicia Thomas

Alicia is a senior with majors in Print Journalism and Spanish and a minor in International Studies. Chances are that she's somewhere talking about her semester abroad or ranting about sexual assault prevention right now. She can be reached via Twitter (@aliciarthomas) or email ([email protected]).

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