Earth Week 2014 kicked off last week with a wonderful performance from Climbing PoeTree. The Earth Week committee has many more great events planned for the university community. Inspired by the original Earth Day in 1970, UD is putting environmental concerns front and center through teach-ins, discussions, and other educational opportunities and events.
To learn more about the events scheduled from April 21 through April 27, please visit: http://www.udel.edu/earthweek/.
Green Liaisons will have a presence at the Green Expo on Thursday, April 24 and we will be having our monthly luncheon on April 25 at noon in the Perkins Alumni Lounge. More details to come!
Happy Earth Day
DENIN’s Student Programs Committee will be kicking off the UD’s Earth Week festivities on Wednesday, April 16, by hosting a performance of the Brooklyn-based duo Climbing PoeTree.
Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, the women of Climbing PoeTree, interweave spoken word, hip hop, and award-winning multimedia theatre to tell powerful stories of liberation, state and personal violence, social, environmental, racial and sexual justice, women’s empowerment, love and human transcendence.
Climbing PoeTree will be performing segments from their acclaimed multimedia production Hurricane Season: The Hidden Messages in Water, which uses poetry, shadow art, dance, film and animation to examine the unnatural disasters facing humanity on a daily basis through the lens of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
The FREE event will start at 7:00pm in Perkins Student Center’s West Lounge.
The first GL Luncheon of the spring semester was on Friday, March 21 in Perkins Alumni Lounge at noon.
We had a great luncheon presentation led by Amy Roe on the proposed data center and power plant. Amy Roe received her Ph.D. in energy and environmental policy from the University of Delaware in 2012. She is involved in environmental advocacy in Delaware, is a founding member of Newark Residents Against the Power Plant and is conservation chair of the Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club.
If you were not able to join us, you can watch the presentation here.
And you can follow along with the attached presentation, 2014-03-21-UD-green-liasions.
Our next luncheon will be held during Earth Week on Friday, April 25, 2014. Dr. Susan Barton will present on “Rethinking Laird Landscape”.
We hope to see you then!
Roy Murray from Newark Bike Project joined Green Liaisons on November 11 to share the programming efforts of the organization. Did you know that every Tuesday from 6-9pm and now Wednesdays from 5-7 you can visit the Newark Bike Project to have your bike tuned up or repaired for a small suggested donation? Check out their website at http://newarkbikeproject.org/
For the full video please click http://tinyurl.com/kk2ebej.
Missed our October lunch presentation? Check out the video online here to hear from David Carter, Conversation Chair at the Delaware Audubon Society. David spoke about environmental advocacy including challenges and concerns for the future.
Did you know?
At only 60 feet above sea level, Delaware has the lowest average elevation of any state, making our 381 miles of shoreline particularly vulnerable to the serious consequences of sea level rise.
September 14 – 22 is Delaware Sea Level Rise Awareness Week. Get on board!
For more information please visit http://www.sosdelaware.org/
Recent UD graduate Dan Reyes speaks about the work he does with the Food Bank of Delaware and the Down To Earth Food Co-Op. He shares with Green Liaisons the importance of eating locally and organically.
Check out the video: http://bit.ly/1daerYY
Earth Week 2013 kicks off on April 15. The Earth Week committee has many great events planned including discussions, mini film festival, sustainable food workshop, a community clean up event and a spring yard sale. Each day between 4/15 and 4/22 you can find something going on around campus related to environmental sustainability. Please visit the site for more information and get involved! http://www.udel.edu/earthweek/
If you missed one of our last two lunch events you can watch the video recordings by clicking the links below.
In December Dr. McKay Jenkins shared with Green Liaisons his research related to toxins in the products we use in our daily lives. After hearing McKay’s presentation you may be inclinded to change your shopping behaviors! http://bit.ly/110NhOo
In March Anne-Marie Crossan, Assistant Director of Operations and Energy, discussed energy use on campus and energy meters which are available for Green Liaisons to check-out from her office. The meters can help campus offices determine how much energy is used by different electronic items such as printers, copiers, computers and more. By sharing the amount of energy each item uses with co-workers, we can hopefully encourage one another to unplug items when they are not in use. To learn more about the meters click: http://bit.ly/110NKzY and to borrow a meter please email Anne-Marie at A_Crossan@facilities.udel.edu
Please feel free to print this flyer created by the UD Green Liaisons Working Group and post in your office area.