This week is Earth Week!

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Spring is finally in the air–the sun’s out, the Main Green is actually green, and people are talking about the great weather we’ve been having instead of living in perpetual fear of more snow. Basically, it’s time to get outside and celebrate the wonderful planet we inhabit.

In that spirit, Brown’s annual Earth Week is happening from April 20th to April 26th. The week is jam-packed with a ton of fun and exciting events, so make sure to check them out! The full schedule for the week is below:

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There are so many events happening that everyone (even you!) has an opportunity to take some time to give back to our planet. And, of course, outside of the events, this week provides the perfect backdrop for taking the initiative to be more eco-friendly. Whether it’s going on the Blackstone Bike Ride, taking a shorter shower, or going to the Earth Day Dinner, join campus by getting in the green spirit and celebrating Earth Week 2015!

Images via Paul Wojtal.


PSA: It’s Earth Week!

Sure, you might have heard of Earth Day, but we at Brown celebrate Earth Week (hence the new BlogDH banner)! That’s right: an entire week dedicated to saving the planet and forming some eco-friendly habits. As Brown students are known for being ecologically conscious, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there are a ton of events planned for this “green” week.

Below is a round-up of some of the most interesting events (with descriptions quoted from the Brown Earth Week web site) planned by the emPower committee:

Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day!)

Event: Earth Day Dinner
Where: Ratty
When: Dinner (duh.)

The Ratty will have a local food night to celebrate Earth day. If that wasn’t enough, several food groups will also be there with yummy goodies!

Wednesday, April 23

Event: Yoga on The Green
Where: Ruth J. Simmons Quad
When: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

“Get in touch with Mother Nature this Earth Week at Yoga on the Green! Co-sponsored by YAM, we’ll be hosting a special outdoor yoga class featuring all of your favorite tree poses and flying pigeons. You do not want to miss this opportunity to sun salute with the sun. There will be limited mats available, so better to bring your own if you can. If you haven’t tried open-air yoga, it rules.”

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This week is Earth Week

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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.

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