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Earth Week events 2011April 18, 2011 - April 21, 2011 12:00 AM - 5:00 PMQueens University of Charlotte, Main Campus
Queens University of Charlotte will celebrate Earth Week April 18-21, 2011 with the following events:
- 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Ivy pull outside Watkins Hall. (Students, faculty and staff are invited to help Campus Services remove ivy from our grounds to kick off a landscaping project that will be completed at a later date.)
- 3 - 4 p.m.: Water and energy conservation webinars in Sykes Auditorium. (These webinars by Will Sarni of Deloitte Consulting and Kevin Coyle of the National Wildlife Federation will cover our role as stewards over water and energy resources. Topics include the growing impact of water scarcity and student-led campus sustainability initiatives to conserve energy and natural resources. Refreshments will be served.)
- 7 - 8 p.m.: Invasive plant lecture by Queens' Dr. Carrie DeJaco in Sykes Auditorium. (Most of the exotic plants we use in the landscaping of our yards and cities are very not friendly to wildlife and, in fact, might as well be plastic from many animals' points of view. This presentation will increase your awareness of and knowledge about invasive, exotic plants in our landscape and introduce you to the many wonderful plants native to this area that we can use in our gardens instead. Refreshments will be served.)
- 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Farmers market in Trexler Courtyard. (Stop by to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.)
- 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Outdoor picnic hosted by Queens Dining Services in residential quad.
- 12:30pm: Tree planting in residential quad. (The campus community will come together to plant a scarlet oak between Evans Clock Tower and Hayes Residence Hall.)
- 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Stormwater management lecture by Michael Cole of ColeJenest & Stone in Sykes Auditorium. (Learn about innovative and sustainable storm water management techniques for a healthy campus and planet. Refreshments will be served.)
- 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Third annual "Power Down Day." (People across Queens will be asked to unplug as many electronic devices as possible for the day. The amount of energy this effort could save would power dozens of homes and businesses.)
- 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Weekly Chapel service outside Belk Chapel.