Green Week: Thursday Update

Posted by Centre News in News, Sustainable Centre 24 Apr 2014

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#CentreGreenWeek is well underway, each day providing new opportunities to celebrate sustainability and environmental responsibility on campus.

Thursday, April 24

Join the Beautification Committee’s celebration of Centre’s inclusion in Tree Campus USA with a tree planting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Packs Nursery donated a native tree to be planted outside the Campus Center during Common Hour. Step out side for a moment and see a bit of campus transform!

Before nationally known poet Roger Reeves shares his work, students will have a chance to express Earth’s inspiration with a poetry reading from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Ewen Room in Campus Center. The Centre Singers will start things off with some beautiful music, then students will read their environmental/social-themed poetry. Come and be wowed!

The Farm to Cafeteria Banquet will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the front lawn of the Campus Center. Sponsored by Centre Fair Foods, this is a limited seating event. To attend, email morgan.whitehead@centre.edu with your student ID number. Become acquainted with the farmers and food systems that are responsible for the food on your plate. The meal will be catered by Marksbury Farms and other local providers, and will include local speakers speaking on issues of food justice and sustainability.

Can’t make time for other activities? The Why so GREEN? Photo petition is an easy way to get involved. The 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.

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 Street, 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