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   Date: 4/18/13 Bookmark and Share

Earth Week at Smith

Monday, April 22, is Earth Day 2013.

Smith has always honored the annual Earth Day celebration, a nationwide event that has paid homage to the planet on which we live since April 22, 1970.

Smith students, faculty and staff, are hosting a series of activities this week, including a Bike Kitchen bike ride around town, information tabling outside the Campus Center, workshops and tours of key areas of sustainability on campus.

Still to take place are the following events:

Thursday, April 18

Tour of the Smith cogenerational power plant. 10:30 a.m. Meet at CEEDS, Wright Hall

Friday, April 19

Music festival, featuring sounds by Smith a cappella groups Groove, the Vibes and the Smiffenpoofs. Also featuring a Trash’n Fashion. Pizza and ice cream served. 5-8 p.m., Chapin Lawn

Tree Planting. Join the Botanic Garden in planting trees for the spring. 3 p.m., Lyman Conservatory

Saturday, April 20

An afternoon at the MacLeish Field Station. Students are invited to bring a lunch and head to the field station in nearby Whately, Mass., for a presentation on research and design projects, hike the trails there. Hosted by the Smith Club of Franklin County. 11 a.m.

Monday, April 22
Earth Day

Keynote Address by Annie Leonard, expert on sustainability and environmental health. Leonard’s address will be followed by a screening of the animated documentary film The Story of Stuff, produced by Leonard, which exposes connections between environmental and social issues. Hosted by the UMass Amherst Campus Sustainability Initiative. 7-9:30 p.m., Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


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