Earth Week Events on Tap for Campus

Since 2011, LiveGreen has been proud to help the campus celebrate Earth Day by planning a week’s worth of activities, known on campus as Earth Week. This year, Earth Week will be held ApEarth-Weekril 20-24.

Last year you asked for more notice of these events. LiveGreen is proud to announce our bigger and better line-up of activities.

Monday: Kick off Earth Week by celebrating trees and Arbor Day. We will have a tree planting in front of the Durham Research Center buildings at 10:30 a.m. Free serviceberry trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday: Second annual RePurpose It Contest! This year we have even more prizes to award, so start preparing your entry now! Entries must contain an item that has been repurposed to make something new. Check out the LiveGreen website for more details. Attend Wednesday’s lunch and learn at noon in the Eppley Science Hall Auditorium for tips, tricks, and inspiration.

Wednesday: Earth Day’s 45th anniversary will be celebrated worldwide. Take part in local and online events. We will provide additional information online.

Thursday: Bring your personal recycling and shredding. This is a favorite event, and this year we are collecting even more items! In addition to personal electronics and personal documents to shred we will take personal alkaline/single use batteries as well as “techno-trash” which will include VHS tapes. Please visit the LiveGreen website for a full list of items we will accept as well as prices for recycling some of them.

Friday: You asked us to provide a variety of information that would help you to be more sustainable, so we are happy to announce the inaugural Sustainability Expo! Come visit us in the Ruth and Bill Scott Student Plaza (rain location: Durham Outpatient Center atrium) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to get information from local experts. We’ll have information on recycling, food, composting, travel and gardening — just to name a few. There will be experts on hand to answer your questions, plus more free trees and wildflower seeds. This year, Spirit Day will celebrate with us, providing snacks, prizes, and more giveaways! Information is still being added, so check the LiveGreen website often for updated information.

LiveGreen looks forward to celebrating Earth Week with you. Make sure to add these events to your calendar! If you would like to volunteer to help at Thursday or Friday’s event, please email us.

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