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Take the World In Your Hands!

Adding to the Colleges efforts to become an even greener place, Earth Week 2009 will be one of the greatest celebrations of the environment in HWS history. The events for this year’s Earth Week, which will take place from Monday, April 20 to Sunday, April 26, are all focused on the theme “Take the World in Your Hands!”

The week-long event will involve a number of campus organizations, professors and students, who are all doing their part to engage the campus even more in environmental issues.

If you have any questions or would like to become involved in Earth Week 2009, contact Stacey.Rice@hws.edu.

See below for a complete list of Earth Week 2009 events:

All Week (April 20-26):

Scandling Campus Center, Green Dream Water Bottle Exchange

During lunch and dinner, stop by the Green Dream Water Bottle Exchange table where you can trade in five plastic water bottles for a brand new Nalgene.

Monday, April 20:

Take the World in Your Hands by Greening HWS

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Scandling Campus Center, Earth Week Kickoff.

“Green Dream” water bottle exchange begins in a “Greenified” Scandling Campus Center.

7:30 p.m., Geneva Room, HWS Green Report

A panel presentation will be given by Sustainability Coordinator James Landi, Associate Professor of Economics Tom Drennen, Dining Services General Manager Lynn Pelkey and Director of Communications Cathy Williams to discuss the Colleges’ green efforts, how HWS are doing compared to other colleges and to answer any questions that students may have.

Tuesday, April 21:

Take the World in Your Hands by Knowing You’re “Green”

7:30 p.m., Geneva Room, Earth Week Jeopardy

This game-show event will feature students going head-to-head with professors to see who has the most “green” smarts.

All Day, Saga Dining Hall, Optional Trayless Day

Throughout the day, trays will be optional in the dining hall as a way of reducing waste and resources.

Wednesday, April 22:

Take the World in Your Hands by Eating Local

5:30-7:30 p.m., Saga Dining Hall, Farm-to-Fork Dinner

There will be a special Farm-to-Fork dinner served in the dining hall to recognize the importance of eating local foods grown by area farmers.

7:30 p.m., Sanford Room, Local Food Perspectives Panel Presentation

A panel comprised of Christine Moskell ’08, local farmer Andy Fellenz, Geneva Community Garden advocate Virginia Torruella and Prabi Basnet ’09 will discuss eating local foods, farming local foods and other related topics.

All Day, Saga Dining Hall, Trayless Day

Throughout the day, the dining hall will be trayless as way of reducing waste and resources.

Thursday, April 23:

Take the World in Your Hands by Understanding our Climate

5 p.m., Albright Auditorium, “What Can Individuals do to Deal with Global Climate Change When They Aren’t Authorized to Negotiate with World Governments?”Lecture

Stephen Schneider, Stanford professor of biological sciences and senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for International Studies, will give a lecture, titled “What Can Individuals do to Deal with Global Climate Change When They Aren’t Authorized to Negotiate with World Governments?”

All Day, Saga Dining Hall, Optional Trayless Day

Throughout the day, trays will be optional in the dining hall as way of reducing waste and resources.

Saturday, April 25:

Take the World in Your Hands by Building Green

10:30 a.m., Medbery Parking Lot, Trip to an Ithaca “Green” Home

Students will have the opportunity to visit and tour a house that is built and designed with sustainability in mind. Interested students must RSVP by April 23 by e-mailing stacey.rice@hws.edu. There will either be carpooling or hopefully taking school vans.

Sunday, April 26:

Take the World in Your Hands by Having “green” fun!

Noon, Stern Lawn, Ithaca band Revision will perform during the Sustainable Picnic Lunch

In the afternoon this eco-friendly lunch will be held in conjunction with the Peace.Isn’t.Quiet Festival. Lunch will include compostable ware, a solar cookie bake-off and bring your own tie-dye.