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Sustainability Scholarship Fair on Earth Day 2013

041713Feature_EarthDayEnjoy the Sustainability Scholarship Fair on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. UNCG faculty, staff and students will share sustainability related research and teaching in a casual setting.

The fair will provide an opportunity for faculty currently engaged in teaching and research in sustainability to meet, learn about, and network with others who also are involved in related activities. The event is free and open to the public, and it is coordinated with other student-organized and UNCG-sponsored Earth Day events along College Avenue outside the Alumni House. The Triad Student Energy Alliance, POCAM, Triad Electric Vehicle Association and others will be hosting activities and informational tables, including demonstrations of electric vehicles, alternative transportation options, and solar energy.

UNCG’s newly appointed academic sustainability coordinator, Dr. Aaron Allen, notes that sustainability is a core value defined in UNCG’s Strategic Plan 2009-2014 as “the enduring interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics.”

Building up to Earth Day, UNCG has two other events:

On Thursday, April 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Sustainability Committee will host the 4th Annual Sustainability Shorts Screening at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Prior to the short films will be a reception with free food, drink and live music. Winners of the Shorts as well as the Creative Sustainability Initiative grants will be announced at the reception.

On Friday, April 19, from 1 – 3 p.m. , the Peabody Park Preservation Committee will hold its semi-annual “Ivy Pull” If you’d like to volunteer to help clean up and remove invasive plants from sections of the Park, simply meet at the Peabody Park Bridge to join a team. Wear appropriate clothing; you may want to wear gloves.

Visual by David Wilson of a campus meadow.