Earth Fest, Earth Week, Earth Month!
- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Eagle Point Duck Pond, near Apogee Stadium
- Nominations accepted through March 13, 2015
In recognition of the champions and supporters of a more sustainable university, UNT Sustainability presents the annual Earth Week Awards April 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Eagle Point Duck Pond, near Apogee Stadium.
Six awards will be made to outstanding “sustainers” who make the university more sustainable through economic, social or environmental efforts.
Nominations are being accepted through March 13, 2015 for the following awards.
- Unless Award and Tree-Planting Ceremony
- Outstanding Student
- Outstanding Faculty
- Outstanding Staff
- Outstanding Department or Office
- Outstanding Student Organization!
- 4-7 p.m., UNT Willis Library Mall
Students, faculty and staff will celebrate Earth Day at UNT's Earth Fest, April 22, 4-7 p.m. at Omstead Promenade of Willis Library in celebration of International Earth Day. "As Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, this could be the most exciting year in environmental history," according to organizers at Earthday.org. Organizers worldwide are hoping to make 2015 the year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands, world leaders pass a binding climate change treaty, and citizens and organizations divest from fossil fuels and put their money into renewable energy solutions.
The celebration also will include information tables about sustainable practices from UNT Sustainability, performances by a local band, the Trashion Show, featuring "trashy" fashion, food delicacies and giveaway items, such as metal water bottles, t-shirts and more!
The UNT Earth Fest event is a collaboration of four departments, the University Program Council, Student Activities, UNT Dining Services and UNT Sustainability.
"The focus of UNT's Earth Fest is fun with a serious goal to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment," said Todd Spinks, Ph.D., director, UNT Sustainability.
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