Week of events to mark Earth Day 2010 at Penn State

University Park, Pa. — Several Penn State organizations will join together for a week of events to mark Earth Day 2010.

On Earth Day (April 22), a ribbon cutting will be held at the location of the 2010 senior class gift -- the Marsh Meadow Boardwalk and Overlook at the Arboretum. Visitors may take self or guided tours of the Arboretum, and the event will feature free food and entertainment from 3-6 p.m.

Live acoustic music will highlight a sustainability exhibit from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the first floor of the HUB-Robeson Center, where visitors can learn about reducing their footprints and recycling materials in fun ways. Visitors are also encouraged to bring an old T-shirt to make a tote and wear green to win a prize. The event also will feature games, giveaways, crafts, activities and more.

Earth Day wraps up with a screening of the animated film "WALL-E" at 10 p.m. in HUB Auditorium.

On Friday (April 23), students will "Celebrate State" with a festival at 1 p.m. and concert featuring the Flobots at 7 p.m., on the HUB Lawn.

See below for a full schedule of the week's events, which are free and open to the public. Eco-Action will collect used sneakers to be recycled at all events. For more information, visit green.psu.edu.

• Saturday, April 17
Sponsored by the WE ARE Campaign and Penn State Alumni Association
Spring UP Day of Service
11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hintz Alumni Center
Volunteers will spruce up campus before Blue-White Weekend by planting trees and flowers and mulching. Volunteers receive a free T-shirt and food. Sign up at www.volunteer.psu.edu

• Monday, April 19
Sponsored by University Health Services and Community Food Security Club
Movie Screening: "No Impact Man"
7 p.m.
100 Life Sciences Building

• Tuesday, April 20
Sponsored by University Health Services and Community Food Security Club
"Making Connections: Climate Change, Food & Health"
7 p.m.
100 Life Sciences Building

• Wednesday, April 21
Sponsored by University Health Services and Community Food Security Club
Ag Day: Continuing the Tradition of Innovation
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
HUB Lawn
Celebrating accomplishments of the College of Agricultural Sciences and the field of agriculture, as students from Engineers for a Sustainable World look at the dynamic roles agriculture will play in the future. Visitors can get free ice cream, kept cold by solar energy.

"Green Building"
5 p.m.
205 Student Health Center

Photo Art Exhibit by Stacy Levy
All Day
Life Sciences Building

• Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day)
Sponsored by EdAware, Student Programming Association, Association of Residence Hall Students and Senior Class Gift
Sustainability Exhibit & Acoustics
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
First Floor, HUB-Robeson Center
Live acoustic music by Atlas Soundtrack and Mark DeRose. Tables educate visitors about reducing their footprints, recycling materials in fun ways and more. Visitors should bring an old T-shirt to make a tote and wear green to get a prize. Also featuring free games, giveaways, crafts and activities.

Senior Class Gift Ribbon Cutting
3-6 p.m.
Arboretum
See the location of the 2010 Senior Class Gift -- the Marsh Meadow Boardwalk and Overlook. Take a self or guided tour of the Arboretum and enjoy free food and entertainment.

Movie Screening: "WALL-E"
10 p.m.
HUB Auditorium

• Friday, April 23
Celebrate State Festival (1 p.m.) and concert (7 p.m.)
HUB Lawn
A day for students to celebrate student activism, including the many things Penn State does for the Earth. Free food, games and live music by the Flobots.

• Saturday, April 24
Sponsored by Eco-Action
Children's Day
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
HUB Lawn
Children and families of Centre County are invited to participate in interactive learning opportunities, wildlife presentations, story time, Earth-friendly crafts and games and more.

• Sunday, April 25
Sponsored by Eco-Action
Community Clean Up
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
HUB Lawn
Student organizations will compete in teams to clean up downtown State College following Blue-White Weekend. Prior to the event teams will raise money to be donated to the Central PA Farmers' Market Association and National Resources Defense Council. Free food and prizes. Eco-Village on HUB Lawn to follow.

UPAC, SPA, EdAware and the Division of Student Affairs provide support for Earth Week events.

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Last Updated April 20, 2010