This week is Earth Week


Today marked the beginning of a week-long effort to raise awareness about the environment in honor of Earth Day. There will be events all week long that will focus on such topics as water access, food sustainability, and carbon emissions. You might have noticed a 32-foot-tall balloon on the Main Green today. This balloon represented one ton of carbon dioxide. Through the Divest Coal and Do It In The Dark campaigns, Brown actually reduced its CO2 emissions by 5 tons, enough balloons to fill up a substantial part of the Main Green. Read after the jump to embrace your inner tree-hugger and see what events are lined up for the week.

Tuesday: EmPower will screen The Garden at 6:30 p.m. in the Urban Environmental Laboratory. Dinner and a discussion will follow the documentary.

Wednesday: Water Tasting and Green Your Office Giveaway will be happening on the Main Green from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you like free stuff, then make sure to hit up these events for free potted plants, energy-efficient lightbulbs, and useful tips to make your working space more energy efficient.

Thursday: Head to Petteruti Lounge from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for the Strategic Plan Forum, where you can decide on a strategy to help reduce your own carbon footprint.

Friday: Got a green thumb? Head to the Student Garden from 2 to 5 p.m. to help revitalize the garden for the summer.

Saturday: Finish Earth Week with a Farm Bike Tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour meets at Faunce and heads to Rosasharn Farm in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

Fliers are also posted around campus with other events posted on them. Enjoy the week and stay green.

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