Earth Week 2014
Starting on Tuesday, April 15, U.Va.’s Earth Week will include about 20 events, leading up to the annual U.Va. Earth Week Expo, on Earth Day, April 22nd.
A free lunch and learn community event, the U.Va. Earth Week Expo, “The Challenge of Change,” will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at 11am in Newcomb Hall Ballroom. Following opening remarks by Tom Skalak, U.Va.’s Vice President for Research, G. Carleton Ray will give the featured presentation entitled: “Our Oceans: Are They Resilient to Change?”. Closing remarks will be given by Karen McGlathery, U.Va.’s Associate Vice President for REsearch, Sustainability and the Environment.
As part of the expo, exhibits highlighting U.Va.’s innovative sustainability research & practices will be on display from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom. A complimentary luncheon featuring local food will be available during the talks and exhibit hours.
Another expo component, the sixth annual U.Va. Student Sustainability Project Competition, will be held 11 a.m. to noon in the Kaleidoscope Room, near Newcomb Hall Ballroom. The competition showcases student-proposed and student-led efforts to achieve a sustainable future.
Immediately following the expo will be a guided tour of Garrett Hall, a historic LEED Gold certified building from 2-3 p.m. as welll as the U.Va. Eco Fair in the McIntire Amphitheater from 2-5 p.m.