CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will celebrate environmental efforts during Earth Week, kicking off Monday, April 18, and culminating on Thursday, April 21.
Earth Week is a campus-wide event that aims to involve the campus community in environmental action and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. According to www.earthday.org, more than 1 billion people in 190 countries celebrate the day each year.
UNI's Earth Week activities are listed below.
Monday, April 18
-Wetland Clean up: 4 p.m., north of the WRC parking lot
Tuesday, April 19
-Camping Under the Campanile: 5 p.m. till 8 a.m.
-Visioning a Sustainable World: 6:45 p.m. in the Center for Environmental Energy and Education Auditorium. Students and faculty will participate in an open forum, taking place after a poster presentation.
Wednesday, April 20
-Monarch Biology, Conservation Needs and the Monarch Joint Venture: 4 p.m. at the UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center. A lecture will discuss the importance of conserving the monarch and its migration across the nation.
-Becoming a Locavore: 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Multicultural Education in Maucker Union. A showing of the movie "Food, Inc.," which offers an unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry, will follow a brief lecture.
Thursday, April 21
-UNI Earth Day Celebration: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., outside at Maucker Union Plaza will include educational displays promoting energy conservation, waste reduction, recycling, pollution prevention, renewable energy sources and other environmental initiatives.
-UNI Sustainability Forum: 2 to 4 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom
-Ride the Trails: 5:30 p.m., starting at the Maucker Union fountain. A bike ride throughout Cedar Falls' miles of trails will end at Mulligans Brick Oven and Pub on E. 18th Street.
Full details of all the events are available at www.RRTTC.com.