Earth Week 2013
About 25 events, including the inaugural U.Va. Earth Week Expo, will be held during a period starting Saturday, April 20, and continuing through Sunday, April 28.
A free lunch and learn community event, the U.Va. Earth Week Expo, “Cultivating Change,” will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at noon in Newcomb Hall Ballroom. Following opening remarks by Pat Hogan, U.Va.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, three speakers will describe how nitrogen footprint research at the University is contributing to a new understanding of the environment and prompting institutional and individual change.
As part of the expo, exhibits highlighting diverse sustainability efforts will be on display from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the third floor of Newcomb Hall. A complimentary luncheon featuring local food will be available during the talks and exhibit hours.
Another expo component, the fifth annual U.Va. Student Sustainability Project Competition, will be held 1-3 p.m. in the Kaleidoscope Room, near Newcomb Hall Ballroom. The competition showcases student-proposed and student-led efforts to achieve a sustainable future.
Other events held during the week include an Earth Walk on Tuesday, April 23, a Local Food Fair on Wednesday, April 24, and a Bike Maintenance Workshop on April 25.