Green Week: Monday Update

Posted by Centre News in News, Sustainable Centre 21 Apr 2014

greenGreen Week is in full swing, with daily events designed to raise awareness about a whole host of sustainability issues.

Today, CentrePEACE presents “Fair Food: Confronting Alternatives to Global Agriculture,” at 7 p.m. in the Ewen Room. Stephen Bartlett, who works with the organization Agricultural Missions in Louisville, will speak about Fair Food/Local Food as an alternative in light of global agriculture and its labor costs. Nelson Eduardo Escobar Portillo, who works with the local agricultural cooperative La Minga, will also join Bartlett to discuss his experience as an El Salvadorian migrant worker in the United States.

Can’t make time for other activities? The Why so GREEN? Photo petition is an easy way to get involved. Centre Environmental Association will be taking photos of students each day this week from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby, asking them to pose with a statement of what campus sustainability means to them. These photos will be shown on Centre Social Media and will be displayed for all students to see on the projector in Cowan.

Tickets and t-shirt sales continue all week for the twenty aprils concert on Friday, April 25. Partnering with Good News International, twenty aprils is a student-led benefit concert to celebrate the power and endurance of Rwandans following the genocide — twenty years after. From ticket sales and gifts, its goal is to raise no less than $10,000 by Friday to help support survivors. The current total stands at more than $5,700!

Tickets and shirts may be purchased for $10 each (or $15 for a package) in the Campus Center, Monday and Wednesday from 5 – 7 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The concert, at 9 p.m. on West Walnut, will feature music by dj auzey, with hundreds of pounds of powder paint and food by Captain Franks Hotdog Emporium (15% of sales to benefit cause).

by Cindy Long

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