Think green for SMU Earth Week 2018, April 23-28

SMU Earth Week Flier 2018Recycling demonstrations, a film screening, and Barefoot On the Boulevard mark SMU Earth Week 2018. The celebration takes place April 23-28 with events and activities all over campus.

The City of University Park and Town of Highland Park will be part of the action with a Park Cities Recycling Drive beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28 in the Commuter Lot. Bring your recycling – including old electronics such as tablets, computers or phones – to the parking lot next to the SMU Catholic Center, across the street from Burleson Park in the 3000 block of University Boulevard.

Earth Week opens with Become Aware – an event designed to demonstrate the contamination that occurs between SMU’s trash and its recycling, and how community members can recycle with confidence. Demos will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 23 at the West Bridge and the flagpole on the Main Quad.

In Think Green, SMU faculty, staff and students will learn which items can and can’t be recycled. Visit the tables in Starbucks at Fondren Library Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.

One Earth features a screening of “Chasing Coral” – the award-winning 2017 documentary by Jeff Orlowski that captures the effects of climate change on the deaths and disappearances of coral reefs throughout the world. The movie begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater.

The traditional Barefoot On the Boulevard celebration takes place 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. Relax on the Dallas Hall lawn, enjoy a free lunch, and learn how to tie-dye and build your own trail-mix bars.

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Earth Week 2008 continues with water-saving giveaway

SMU faculty, staff and students who live off campus can receive a permanent and practical souvenir of Earth Week 2008. Stop by the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Mane Desk 8:30 a.m.-8 pm. April 21-25 to pick up one free low-flow showerhead, while supplies last. Each showerhead can save more than 3,600 gallons of water per year.

Installation demonstrations will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Earth Day, April 22, in the Hughes-Trigg Commons. The giveaway is sponsored by SMU Campus Planning and Plant Operations. For more information, contact Michael Paul, CPPO’s director of energy management and engineering, 8-2122.

SMU sees green during 2008 Earth Week

Community gardeningSMU observes 2008 Earth Week April 14-22 with events and activities ranging from residence hall recycling competitions to student leadership training.

Campus sustainability activist Rachel Barge will offer a training session for student environmental leaders 5-7 p.m. April 16 in 153 Heroy Hall. As an undergraduate at the University of California-Berkeley, Barge co-created The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), a student fee program that raises $200,000 annually for Berkeley campus sustainability projects including clean energy and transportation, energy efficiency, water conservation, and recycling and composting programs.

The University will participate in two public outreach events 8 a.m.-noon April 19. They include a tree planting at Richland College‘s TXU Urban Tree Farm, 12800 Abrams Rd., and a clean-up excursion on White Rock Lake, 1152 N. Buckner Blvd.

On Earth Day, April 22, Vice President for Student Affairs Christine Casey will speak about SMU’s earth-friendly policies and plans, followed by a Q&A session, 12:15-1 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Commons.