For Immediate Release
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Communications/Media Releases
Bloomsburg University Plans Week of Earth Day Events
BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and the Green Campus Initiative will offer multiple events the week of April 19-23 in celebration of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22.
Starting Monday, April 19, BU students/faculty/staff can stop by the outdoor table and tent on the Academic Quad (Monday and Tuesday) and between Scranton Commons and Kehr Union (Wednesday and Thursday) to pick up a free aluminum water bottle specially created for BU’s Green Campus initiative. The bottles will include a guide to the locations of all of the new bottle-filler water fountains on campus. Each day 50 bottles will be available.
Also, visitors will be able to sign up for a drawing to win a delicate Earth Day ornament that can be used year-round to demonstrate a dedication to the health of the planet. A new, free raffle will be held each day.
Also, In Flux, installations of recycled art by the Sculpture: Mixed-Media class will be featured in the Haas Art Center for the Arts with a special reception on Earth Day in conjunction with the Green Campus-led events. The pieces will be displayed through Friday, April 23, and is sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History.
On Tuesday, April 20, at 4 p.m. a Zoom lecture by Philip Loring titled “Finding Our Niche: Toward A Restorative Human Ecology.” Loring will discuss and answer questions about his book of the same name. The presentation is open to the public. Presented in conjunction with the BU’s Institute for Culture and Society. For Zoom: https://bloomu.zoom.us/j/98887223715.
Loring is the Arrell Chair in Food, Policy and Society at the University of Guelph and an associate professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Geomatics. His book explores the tragedies of Western society and offers examples and analyses that can guide us in reconciling our damaging settler-colonial histories and tremendous environmental missteps in favor of a more sustainable and just vision for the future.
On Wednesday, April 21, the movie “Into the Canyon” will be featured on the Academic Quad at 8:15 p.m. (rain date April 22). The outdoor adventure film chronicles the 750-mile journey taken by filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko, who met unexpected challenges and hardships, but also found amazing natural beauty. They found the Canyon’s magnificent landscapes are now in more imminent danger of becoming environmental casualties than at any previous time in the entire history of Grand Canyon National Park.
Free Cookies and more will be offered all week long at the table and tent areas. Special buttons, silicone wristbands, stickers, refrigerator magnets and more will be available to help keep an environmental message in mind long after Earth Day.
In addition, volunteers will also be on hand to register individuals to vote.
Masking and social distancing are required on the BU campus.