Concordia Celebrates Earth Week
Apr 19, 2010FOR MORE INFORMATION:
RACHEL WARD, email@example.com
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA CELEBRATES EARTH WEEK
Concordia College will celebrate earth week with a number of events. The week officially begins with a news conference featuring the mayors of Moorhead and Fargo at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 19 in the Birkeland Alumni Lounge.
Here is the schedule of events:
o Monday, April 19
News Conference with Moorhead/Fargo mayors
10:30 a.m., Birkeland Alumni Lounge
Sustainable Fashion Show with Social Justice
8 p.m., Centrum, Knutson Campus Center
o Tuesday, April 20
Tuesday Trivia Night
10 p.m. The Maize, Knutson Campus Center
o Wednesday, April 21
Seattle Group Presentation
7 p.m., Jones Science Center 212
o Thursday, April 22
Campus Chapel Service
9:50 a.m. Centrum, Knutson Campus Center
9:40 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Atrium, Knutson Campus Center
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Restoring Eden Presentation
7 p.m. Jones Science Center 212
o Saturday, April 24
Groundbreaking Ceremony for Organic Garden
11 a.m., Soccer Fields
About Key Events:
The Sustainable Fashion Show, with all clothing in the show from second-hand stores, encourages the audience to use clothes already in existence and to think about the cost of resources to make clothing, especially clothing shipped across oceans. Students will be checking shirt tags as people arrive, marking on a map where their clothes came from and presenting their findings of this global issue at the end of the show.
Concordia students who participated in a Justice Journey spring break trip to Seattle, Wash., found that Washington campuses tend to be more aware of environmental issues and live more sustainably. At the Seattle Presentation they’ll present their findings along with students who visited other Minnesota colleges to find out what steps they have taken to become more sustainable.
The Sustainability Fair will have tables set up in the Atrium during high-traffic times with information about becoming more sustainable at Concordia. They will be hosted by student groups and MinnKota Recycling.
The founder of Restoring Eden, a grassroots Christian organization committed to making the Earth Greener, with a focus on why this is important from a Christian perspective, will speak Thursday night with a question and answer session at the end of the presentation.