BGSU celebrates the earth

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Bowling Green State University’s Center for Environmental Programs is sponsoring a number of events to put awareness into action for a more conscious world. The Environmental Service Club, Net Impact Green and others have planned activities to expand the annual Earth Day celebration.

A Recycled Art Show, with proceeds going to an environmental cause, will be held by the Environmental Service Club and Arts Enterprise alongside BGSU’s Earth Day Jam Fest from 5-10 p.m. tomorrow (April 20) on the bell tower lawn. The concert will feature eight bands including The Athen Ry, On Cue, Forget the Tiger, and Just Be.

Friday Night Lights will also be held tomorrow and April 27 beginning at 6:30 p.m., when students go from building to building shutting off lights and recording data.

No Impact Week, April 23-27, puts this year’s common reading into action. Each day will highlight an area of conservation, from trash to energy, and promote related activities and campus groups. Contact Abbey Tobe for more information at atobe@falcon.bgsu.edu

The annual When You Move Out, Don’t Throw It Out collection begins April 23, with donation boxes in residence halls, Greek units and the Union lobby. Local shelters, charities and food pantries benefit.

An Ecofair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 on the lawn in front of the Union. More than 20 exhibitors will be helping BGSU celebrate the environment. Visitors can also test-drive an orange bike, complete a registration form and get a key that will unlock any orange bike on campus.

For more information about these and other events, contact Dr. Gary Silverman, director of the Center for Environmental Programs, at 419-372-7774.

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(Posted April 19, 2012 )