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Earth Week 2014

Celebrate Earth Week at the University of Nevada, Reno on April 22 and April 23! Learn about options for more sustainable living through educational programs and demonstrations that will focus on sustainability efforts and examples of green campus and community resources.

The University's Earth Week events will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gateway Plaza in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union with the Arbor Day planting.

     Garbage Bag MonsterLeaf Car Recycling Display

April 22: Waste, Recycling and Local Foods

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. : Joe Crowley Student Union Plaza, highlighted activities:

  • The Return of the Bag Monster, offering free reusable grocery bags to the first 200 people 

  • Dumpster Dive with trash collected throughout the University 

  • Plastic-bottle recycling displays around campus

  • Plant giveaway sponsored by the University's Arboretum Board

  • Recycled art made by Children of the Child and Family Research Center

  • Local food and farming information from Urban Roots and River School

Wednesday, April 23: Alternative Transportation, Energy and Water

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. : Joe Crowley Student Union Plaza, highlighted activities

  • Eco-Friendly Vehicles: All-electric Nissan Leaf, University's Parking and Transportation Service's Hertz on Demand and a new RTC zero-emissions electric bus.

  • Campus Cycling Coalition Bike Repair Clinic

  • 1-4:30 p.m.: Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentations 

  • 1-2 p.m.: Welcome and Keynote Speaker, University VP Research and Innovation Mridul Guatam, Joe Crowley Student Union Glick Ballrooms

  • 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. : Student Poster Session and Reception, Joe Crowley Student Union Glick Ballrooms

Friday, April 25: Arbor Day

11 a.m. :  Southwest entrance of the West Stadium Parking Complex, just north of Lawlor Events Center

  • The University is taking steps to become a designated Tree Campus USA location, a program through the Arbor Day Foundation. The public is welcome to join University officials and students as they plant a new Paw Paw tree.

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