The University of Northern Colorado is putting new meaning into "going green" and celebrating environmental awareness April 22-26, with each day assigned a different "green" theme, starting with Earth Day on Monday.
The week's events include:
Monday, April 22 - "Learn Green"
Earth Day Information Fair
10 a.m.-2 p.m., University Center (lower level, and west patio)
A variety of organizations will provide information about resource conservation and environmental awareness efforts on campus and in Greeley with eco-friendly give-a-ways.
Third Annual Boys and Girls Club Service Project
4-6 p.m., BGC's Jerry Pawl Unit (2400 1st Ave.)
Students, faculty and staff will provide information and excitement about environmental sustainability to local youths while helping plant gardens and prepare play areas for warmer weather. More Info
Tuesday, April 23 - "Think Green"
Movie: "Bidder 70"
7:30-9 p.m., University Center (Columbine B)
This free film screening features the true story of a young man who tried to throw a monkey wrench into oil and gas exploration on federal lands when he bid $1.7 million on 22,000 acres of land at a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas leasing auction with no intention of paying for or drilling on the land. His act of civil disobedience earned him two years in prison.
Wednesday, April 24 - "Eat Green"
Special Dining Facility Menu
5-9 p.m., Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room
Local cuisine and environmentally sustainable recipes will be on the dinner menus at UNC's dining halls.
Thursday, April 25 - "Buy Green/Buy Local"
Greeley Night Out
5-9 p.m., Downtown Greeley
Students will be encouraged to shop at locally-owned businesses and save money by paying just $5 for a dinner at the Rio, a cupcake at Batter Up Cakes and a movie at the Kress Cinema. More Info
Friday, April 26 - "Celebrate Green"
Thrift Store Prom
7-10 p.m., Campus Recreation Center
Prom-goers will wear their best second-hand garb and re-experience high school prom night, complete with a photo booth to capture all the wacky outfits.
Saturday, April 27 - "Live Green"
Bears PAY it Forward
9 a.m.-noon, University Center
Students, faculty and staff will be joined by community volunteers for this annual clean-up of some of Greeley's more neglected neighborhoods and UNC will celebrate its recent designation as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation with a special tree planting. More Info
Other "go-green" events for Earth Week at UNC include "Lunch Time Lights Out" and the "Tray-less Dining Incentive," with members of the campus community saving resources in dining facilities by eating lunch with the lights off and forgoing trays that have to be washed.
Student LEAF, UPC, SEA Club, Dining Services and Off Campus Life have collaborated to put together the week-long "Every Day is Earth Day" celebration.
For more information, visit: the Earth Week website.