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FAU Celebrates Earth Day with a Series of Events

BOCA RATON, FL (April 20, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Earth Day 2012 with a variety of events for students, faculty, staff and the general public beginning Monday, April 23 through Monday, April 30 at the Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.  All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. 

The following events will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road:
Green Market @ FAU
Monday, April 23, from 4 to 8 p.m.
FAU Stadium Plaza


FAU will present a Green Market in celebration of Earth Day.  The event will feature more than 30 vendors offering fresh produce, prepared foods, organic products, artisan jewelry and handmade crafts as well as live musical entertainment.  For more information, contact Jill Rosen at jrosen58@fau.edu or 561-297-4110.

 



Yoga on the FAU Stadium Field
Monday, April 23, from 4 to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
FAU Stadium Field

FAU Mission Green and Campus Recreation will offer a unique yoga experience on the field of the beautiful new FAU Stadium.  Participants are requested to bring their own mat, water and towel.  For more information, contact Erin Stevens at esteve17@fau.edu.

 



"Zero-Emissions" Scavenger Hunt
Monday, April 23, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Breezeway

FAU Mission Green and SEEDS will host a "zero-emissions" scavenger hunt with prizes sponsored by the South Florida Commuters Service.  Teams of four will compete to locate various "green" initiatives around campus.  Competitors will enjoy free food and must register between 2 and 4 p.m. in the Breezeway.  For more information, contact Jill Rosen at jrosen58@fau.edu or 561-297-4110.


 

The following events will take place at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter:
Earth Day Kick Off
Tuesday, April 24, from 2 to 5 p.m.
SR Atrium

Earth Day kicks off at the Jupiter campus with a series of events to include: EcoBingo with "green" prizes, information displays on sustainable eating and other topics of interest, a "Take It or Leave It" table (no clothing), green craft demos and an Upcycle Challenge by the NC Upcyclers.  Special "I ♥ Earth" bookmarks on wildflower seeded paper will be distributed.  For more information, contact Terry Gearing at gearing@fau.edu or 561-799-8026.



Movie Screening: 'There Once Was an Island'
Monday, April 23, at 8 p.m.
AD Auditorium

The Enviro Club will host a showing of "There Once Was an Island" in honor of Earth Day.  The film was written, produced and directed by FAU professor Briar March.  For more information, contact Terry Gearing at gearing@fau.edu or 561-799-8026.



Arbor Day Event
Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m.
Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum

The Jupiter campus will continue the Earth Week celebration with this annual Arbor Day event that will highlight its successful Tree Campus USA efforts and progress toward campus sustainability goals. Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact Terry Gearing at gearing@fau.edu or 561-799-8026.



Presentation: 'Ocean Renewable Energy: Harnessing the Power of the Sea'
Monday, April 30, at 4 and 7 p.m.
AD Auditorium

Sue H. Skemp, executive director of FAU's Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center, will twice deliver a presentation about harnessing renewable energy from the ocean.  For more information, contact Terry Gearing at gearing@fau.edu or 561-799-8026.


 

The following events will take place for FAU's Broward campuses:
Eco Action Beach Bash
Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan Street, Hollywood
**Media attendance only**

The FAU Graduate Student Association of Broward invites students to join in community service in honor of Earth Day helping remove invasive plant species and litter from the Anne Kolb Nature Center park grounds.  Afterward, volunteers will enjoy a BBQ on the beach with free food, drinks, music and games.  For more information, call 954-762-5615.

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