Campus Earth Day

Wednesday, April 9
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The main event will be celebrated between the Ottenheimer Library and Student Union B on the UALR campus. Other events will occur before and after that date in recognition of Earth Day 2014, officially celebrated in the U.S. on April 22.

Entertainment Schedule:
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Jimmy Landfair
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Forum Fashion Show
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. My Brother My Friend
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Jimmy Landfair

graphic of Earth Day shirtLive music, a farmer’s market, the Trojan Trailblazer Green Walk, and recycled Bikes for Kids will be part of the April 9 festivities.

More than 30 organizations will be involved and awards will be given to the student group demonstrating the most effort at sustainability and green initiatives.

Sodexo Dining Services will host a photo booth for pictures of guests holding their pledges for the environment. Sodexo will also promote its “Zero out Waster” in the UALR Diamond Café to discourage wasting more napkins, utensils or food than necessary.

In addition, there will be a Brown Bag Lunch and sustainable movie watch.

Earth Day recycling drop off point will also run from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will be located at Parking Lot 15, at the corner of Fair Park and West 28th Street near the UALR Residential Housing area.

A tire pressure check will also be held at the same location from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Additional pre- and post-Earth Day activities include:

Now through Wednesday, April 9, Earth Day Sustainable Photo Contest – Win prizes by taking and submitting photos that capture the spirit of sustainability. For more information, go to 2014 UALR Earth Day Photo Contest.
Tuesday, April 8, noon, TED Talk Tuesday. Enjoy selections from TED talks covering several sustainable topics. Bring brown bag lunch.
Wednesday, April 16, 4 p.m., Engineering and Information Technology Auditorium, an EARTHtalk! Lecture featuring Clive R. Neal, professor of geological sciences at the University of Notre Dame and chair of NASA’s Lunar Exploration Analysis Group.
For more details, contact Sustainability Committee Member Kim Tran at kttran@ualr.edu or Katie Becker at kgbecker@ualr.edu.