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ASU ‘Earth Week’ Activities

April 16, 2013

In commemoration of April 22 as Earth Day, Angelo State University’s Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and HSI-STEM Grant Office is sponsoring a series of Earth Week activities April 22-25 in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

An Earth Day Festival will kick off events on Monday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center Spine.  Community organizations, agencies and vendors specializing in sustainability and conservation efforts will set up display booths.  Other activities will include free yoga and tai-chi demonstrations, free bicycle diagnostics, free vegan cuisine and various giveaways.

On Tuesday, April 23, ASU’s Department of Physics and Geosciences will present a free screening of the documentary film “Switch” at 7 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center.  Produced by acclaimed documentarian Harry Lynch and hosted by Dr. Scott Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology and state geologist of Texas, “Switch” is a nonpartisan effort designed to unite diverse audiences in a shared understanding of energy.  The film also offers answers to important energy questions about fracking and water pollution, the potential dangers of nuclear energy, coal and pollution, and renewable power for the future.

On Wednesday, April 24, ASU’s University Center Program Council and Center for Student Involvement will host an outdoor “Swap” event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the open area between the University Center and the Porter Henderson Library.

Earth Week activities will then wrap up on Thursday, April 25, with a Recycled Art Show co-sponsored by the ASU Multicultural Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center Spine.  The student-produced artworks on display will include everything from sculptures to photos, pictures and posters.

For more information, call Amanda Guthrie at 325-486-6611 or Kelsey Samsel at 325-486-6475.


Amanda Guthrie

Kelsey Samsel