Spring has definitely sprung! Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and there is green sprouting up everywhere. With all of this happening it couldn’t be a more perfect time for TU to celebrate Earth Month.
April 22, 2012 marks the 32nd celebration of Earth Day and the perfect time to plan a month of events focusing on promoting and practicing sustainable living. This month you’ll have the opportunity to attend an environmental conference, view art made of recycled materials and so much more!
NY Times Talk
Tuesday, April 10, 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Chesapeake 1 in the University Union
Come out for free pizza and discussion about the crossroads between economics and the environment facilitated by Dr. James Manley. To learn more visit http://www.towson.edu/studentaffairs/civicengagement/collegiateReadershipProgram/NYTimesTalkLunches.asp.
Thursday, April 19, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Freedom Square
Thoughtful Thursdays will ask TU Freedom Square’s Question of the Week to students in a more interactive way through http://www.TUFreedomSquare.com and in person. This will enable diverse groups of students to share their specific understanding of the week’s question. In honor of Earth Day this week’s question will focus on sustainability!
Recycled Art Competition
April 16 – April 19, University Union
Put those recyclables to good use! Create an art piece made almost entirely out of recycled materials to be displayed the week of April 16 in the Union. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to vote on their favorite piece, with the winner being announced at the 4th annual environmental conference on April 23.
4th Annual Environmental Conference-EnviroFest
Monday, April 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. West Village Commons
Come hear sessions led by students, faculty, staff, and community members on various environment-related topics. Registration is free. Register at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CHD7PJ8. For more information visit: http://www.towson.edu/studentaffairs/civicengagement/environmentalinitiatives/environmentalConference.asp.
Recycling Drop-Off Day
Wednesday, April 25, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Drop off all of your recyclables, including hard-to-recycle items such as batteries and electronics, to the grassy area between Lot 11 and the Union Garage.
Wednesday, May 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Potomac Patio/Potomac Lounge
Come out to the Union and purchase some locally grown, organic produce. Among the vendors will be the TU Urban Farm, who grows their produce right here on campus.