Climbing PoeTree

CPT by Pablo Aguilar

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.

Newark Residents Against the Power Plant

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!

Newark Bike Project visits Green Liaisons Lunch

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

For the full video please click

Earth Week

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!

Missed a lunch? Watch the recording!

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!

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: and to borrow a meter please email Anne-Marie at

Delaware’s Universal Recycling Law Workshops

DNREC to hold series of workshops on grant opportunity and
recycling requirements for Delaware businesses and institutions

DOVER (Jan. 31, 2013) – With recycling services now available to every Delaware resident, all commercial businesses and institutions will also be participating soon in the state’s comprehensive recycling program. To help Delaware’s businesses and institutions comply with their Jan. 1, 2014 deadline for the Universal Recycling Law, DNREC will hold a series of informational workshops in February throughout the state. Locations, dates and times for the workshops are listed below.

Delaware’s Universal Recycling Law establishes a comprehensive statewide system of recycling that, with full implementation, will provide efficient and convenient recycling programs for every Delaware residence, business, and institution. Universal Recycling is structured to maximize recycling rates and diversion of waste and support and stimulate job growth and new businesses in Delaware.

Business owners and Institution managers are encouraged to attend one of the workshops to learn about the growing recycling opportunities in Delaware. Materials commonly recycled in the commercial sector may include corrugated cardboard, food waste, scrap lumber and scrap metals, office paper, and various plastics.

DNREC staff will be available at the workshops to provide assistance tailored to businesses and institutions with discussion on legislative requirements, grant funding, commercial recycling toolkits, and local recycling success stories. Learn more at or call 302-739-9403.

The workshop locations, dates and times are:
Appoquinimink Library, 651 Broad Street , Middletown, DE 19709, Wednesday, February 13, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

DNREC auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901, Monday, February 18, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803, Tuesday, February 19, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

George Town Library, 123 West Pine St., Georgetown, DE 19947, Thursday, February 21, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Lewes Library, 111 Adams Avenue, Lewes, DE 19958, Monday, February 25, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m

Newark Free Library, 750 Library Avenue, Newark, DE 19711, Tuesday, February 26, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Seaford Library & Cultural Center, 600 N. Market St. Extension, Seaford, DE 19973, Thursday, February 28,  3:30 – 5:30 p.m.