2017 EARTH WEEK April 17-22
Wednesday, April 19
SEAC Plant Sale, Raynor Bridge, 12-2 p.m.
Earth Talks: An Earth Day Panel, Cudahy Hall 001, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 20
Grocery Challenge Final Pitches, 707 Hub, 4:00 p.m.
Pedal-Powered Movie Night: Inside Out, Central Mall, 8 p.m.
SEAC Plant Sale, Raynor Bridge, 1-3 p.m.
Friday, April 21
Earth Day Mass, St. Joan of Arc Chapel, 12 Noon
SEAC Plant Sale, 12-2 p.m.
Saturday, April 22
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"Earth Week with SEAC" Events every day.
2014 EARTH WEEK April 22-25
"Earth, Art and Hip Hop" Earth Day Celebration
Tuesday, April 22, 6-9 p.m. AMU First Floor
Sponsored by the Native American Student Association and Intercultural Engagement, this event will feature Frank Waln and Sam Sampson, with special guests ArtWorks for Milwaukee and open mic performers to bring awareness to environmental issues through art, poetry, and music. For more information,contact Laree Pourier.
Wednesday, April 23, Dental School, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Join members of Students for an Environmentally Active Campus at its booth.
Thursday, April 2, Raynor Bridge, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sponsored by SEAC, bring clothes you no longer want and exchange them for something new! Why buy new clothes when you can ap for free! Recycling at it finest.
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Friday, April 25, Noon, Sensenbrenner Hall
Students for an Environmentally Active Campus and the Historic Core Renovation Project will celebrate National Arbor Day by hosting a prayer service and planting a swamp white oak tree as part of new landscaping around recently renovated Sensenbrenner Hall.
Bike-Powered Remember the Titans
Friday, April 25, 7 p.m., The Annex
Students for an Environmentally Active Campus has teamed with MU's Cycling Club to sponsor this bike-powered movie. Free!
MILWAUKEE WATER and GREAT LAKES WEEK
Wednesday, September 11, 11:30-1, AMU 227
Luncheon featuring a panel of experts who will address "Justice at the Intersection of Science and Policy." Among the panelists is
Charles Fishman, the award-winning author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water.
Contact Dr. McGee Young to reserve a place.
EARTH WEEK April 22-26
Monday, April 22: Earth Day
Clothing swap: AMU first floor, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sustainable Living Fair: School of Dentistry from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., presented by Dental Students for Sustainability.
This celebration will feature presentations by dental students and local organizations on how to implement healthy, energy-saving activities into daily life and how to become involved in Milwaukee's sustainability movement. Music, healthy snacks and prizes will be available. For additional information, contact Michael Moran.
Tuesday, April 23: Energy Sustainability
eWaste recycling event: Parking Lot A, run by Office of Sustainability and Purchasing Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Students, faculty and staff are welcome to drop off their old and/or broken electronics for recycling for free. A list of what is and is not acceptable for recycling during the event is available online. For additional information, contact Andrew Seifert, projects assistant in the Office of Administration, at 8-0370.
Humane Society presentation about Wisconsin Bats, Lalumiere 172 at 4 p.m.
Pedal-powered movie, Despicable Me, presented by SEAC and Cycling Club, Central Mall at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24: Water Sustainability
"Water Talks" presentation given by Dr. McGee Young, H2OScore and INEE Capstone students Aurora Prehn and Kati Rakowski,
AMU 252, 12 to 2 p.m.
T-shirt tie-dyeing presented by MUSG After Class, Central Mall from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 25: Public Health
Free yoga in Schroeder Field at 4 p.m.
Friday, April 26: Arbor Day
Five trees will be planted behind Lalumiere and the Service Building during a ceremony at noon hosted by SEAC and the Office of the University Architect. The celebration will include a prayer service and the planting of native Wisconsin trees. A tree tour around campus will begin at 2 p.m.
EARTH WEEK April 22-26 Organized and Sponsored by Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC)
Monday--Focus on Meatless Eating
All Day Meatless Monday at McCormick, Cobeen, and Straz dining halls or on your own.
All Day Members of Omega Delta will be policing the campus and reminding students to recycle all week! Please Recycle! RSVP.
7:30-9 a.m. Free coffee at the brews if you bring a REUSABLE MUG!
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sign the Healing a Broken World Pledge at the flagpole outside Raynor Library.
4 p.m. Tour the entire new Engineering Building including the green roof and 3rd-4th floors hosted by the US Green Building Council Marquette Chapter.
7-8 p.m. Global Medical Brigades discussion about the recent trip to Panama where they taught the local community about organic and sustainable farming, Cudahy 118.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Clothing Swap, AMU 1st floor. Bring any amount of clothes to give away or swap or take away (all remaining clothes at the end will be donated).
7-8 p.m. "The Story of Stuff" MU Hall 200. 20-25 minute video with a discussion after. RSVP.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Take the "Shorter Shower Pledge," Under the Bridge 2-3 p.m.
2:30-3:30 Join Dr. Kohls who will speak on "Water Sustainability," AMU 254.
7 p.m. Movie on Water (free popcorn, snacks, and reusable water bottles), Cudahy 001
4-5 p.m. "Save Energy Now, Be Part of a Clean Energy Future" presentation by Amy Heart, Solar Program Manager for the City of Milwaukee in LaLumiere 280. Focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Get tips on what you can do today to help reduce energy consumption and create cleaner air for Milwaukee. Discover how renewable energy is shaping our future in Milwaukee and throughout the country. Discover how your future career may fit into the country’s clean energy future.
8 p.m. Energy Fast and Night Games: Turn off your lights and unplug your electronics in your dorm/apartment/house and come to the Central Mall for games of Capture-the-Flag. Slacklining, and more. Lots of fun anticipated. RSVP. Sponsored by SEAC, Sigma Kappa, and MU Outdoors Club.
Friday--Praying and Planting
2 p.m. Open Prayer Service: Meet at Central Mall/Helfaer Theater. Two trees will be planted in the middle of the service in the lawn just south of Helfaer. Access pictures of this meaningful event.
2:30 p.m. Native Tree Walk led by David Scharfenberger. RSVP.
GREEN WEEK October 10-14 Sponsored by Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC)
Monday, October 10--How to Compost, AMU 157, Noon-1 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11--Fresh Fall Farmers Market, Lot A, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Documentary Food Inc., Wehr Chem 100, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 12--Rummage Exchange, AMU 1st Floor, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday, October 13--Living Green at Maquette: Panel on MU's Green Initiatives, Wehr Chem 100, 6 p.m.
Discovery Learning Complex Tour and Panel Discussion
Friday, October 14--Native Tree Walk with Dr. Schumann, Raynor Bridge, 1 p.m.
ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION at GLACIAL PARK, RICHMOND, IL, Friday-Sunday, September 23-25
A weekend-long immersion on ecological restoration, climate change adaptation behaviors, the role of citizens in restoration work, including a panel discussion on Saturday 7-9 p.m. in the Lost Valley Visitor Center of the park. Contact Erin Dreps for more information.
PROJECT WATERSCORE PRESENTATION Tuesday, May 3, 4-5:30 p.m.
A Marquette University Political Science and Environmental Ethics student-led freshwater sustainability initiative will be unveiled on Tuesday, May 3, 4-5:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall Room 004E. Students representing twelve different majors across the University will present a report on the challenge of water sustainability based on a semester of intensive research. With a focus on practicable solutions, the presentation will showcase a newly developed, accessible, scalable, web-based platform that empowers consumers to make smart water choices and engages community stakeholders to foster conservation. Anyone interested in learning more about environmental studies at Marquette is especially encouraged to attend, and certificates of completion of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Ethics will be presented to graduating seniors.
Project Waterscore is supported by a grant from the Ashoka Foundation as part of its partnership with Marquette University.
EXAMINING THE WORLD WATER CRISIS--Bangladesh and Milwaukee, Tuesday, March 1, 7 p.m.
Dr. McGee Young, MU Political Science Professor, sponsored by Democracy Matters! in Wehr Chemistry 100.
Dr. Lucia Silecchia, Professor of Law at The Catholic University of America will present "'More Will be Expected:' Catholic Social Thought and International Environmental Stewardship" in Eckstein Hall, Marquette University. Faculty, students, staff, and the greater Marquette community are welcome. Contact Dr. Alan Madry or Dr. Jame Schaefer for additional information.
PUBLIC LECTURE on Catholic Social Thought and International Environmental Law, Thursday, February 17, 4:30 p.m.
CREATION CARE SUMMIT--This opportunity will bring together nonprofit leaders, church members, and students to explore Creation Care theology and our response. Presenters include leaders from Care of Creation (Madison), Not One Sparrow (Kenosha), Renewal (Minneapolis), and Restoring Eden (Minneapolis). To be held April 8-9 at the YMCA Camp Minikani (875 Amy Belle Road in Hubertus). Cost is $50 for registration and lodging. Scholarships are available. For more information or registration contact Allyson at 262-251-9080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING RETREAT--The Spirituality of Mother Earth with Grandmother Mona Polacca, Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., AMU Chapel
Grandmother Polacca, M.S.W., is a member of The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, a Havasupai, Hopi and Tewa Native American whose tribal affiliation is of the Colorado River Indian Tribes of Parker, Arizona. The Grandmothers are a group of women representing indigenous cultures from around the world, who are concerned with destruction of the earth and indigenous ways of life. Mona has been a featured conference speaker both nationally and internationally, using themes focusing on indigenous peoples human rights, aging, mental health, addiction and violence. In December 2008, she served as a representative of the indigenous Peoples on a panel of world religious leaders who drafted and signed the statement “Faith in Human Rights”, in commemoration of the 60th Year of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Free and open to the public. More information from the Center for Peacemaking (414-288-8444).
GREEN WEEK April 6-10
Tuesday, April 6--Dirt Cup Sale, Under Raynor Bridge, 12-4 p.m.
SEAC will be selling Dirt Cups to fundraise for future SEAC activities and NEW SEAC t-shirts which will be sold during the week of Earth Day. Pricing for Dirt Cups will be $3.00, $2.50 if the customer brings their own cup.
Wednesday, April 7--SEAC Green Week Giveaway, Brew Bayou, 7 a.m. -11:30 p.m,
In partnership with Vegan Essentials, The Brew Bayou, Marquette University Wisconsin Native Tree Project, and MUSG, SEAC is proud to present its first Green Week Giveaway. For every student that uses their mug to purchase coffee or uses a mug for their home-brewed coffee on Wednesday between 7am-11:30pm, they are eligible to win prizes provided by the folks at Vegan Essentials. Those working at the Brew Bayou in the Union will simply verify that the student is using a mug, and provide them with a ballet in which they write their name, and phone number and put into the ballet box. Prizes will be drawn on Friday, April 9th at 3pm during our Farmers Market /Yard Sale Trade-Off & after Native Tree Project run-through.
Wednesday, April 7--Soup for Substance--Ali Clark and Beth Wilson, AMU 163, 12 Noon
Ali and Beth will be talking about the Ignatian Solidarity Network Conference on Environmental Justice and Sustainability they attended over Spring Break.
Wednesday, April 7--Lecture by Professor Roger Gottlieb, Environmental Philosopher and Ethicist, DS 365, 3:30-5 p.m.
A major contributor to environmental literature, Dr. Gottlieb's lecture topic is “Pass the Turkey: Animals, Families, Listening.” Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.
Thursday, April 8--Law School Panel on Sustainability, TWChemistry 112, 4:30-6 p.m.
Panel of faculty representing different disciplines will speak on the issue of environmental sustainability.
Thursday, April 8--The Garden Movie Film, Marquette Hall, 7 p.m.
In partnership with the Marquette University Environmental Law Society, MUSG, and the Student Bar Association, SEAC is proud to present the showing of the Garden Movie. The Garden Movie deals with fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community. But now, bulldozers are poised to level their 14-acre oasis. The Garden follows the plight of the farmers, from the tilled soil of this urban farm to the polished marble of City Hall. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Friday April 9--Farmers Market + Yard Sale Trade-Off, Central Mall, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
In partnership with Vegan Essentials, local farmers, MUSG, and the Marquette Wisconsin Native Tree Project, SEAC is proud to present the farmers market and yard sale trade-off. At FARMERS MARKET, SEAC will be selling fresh fruits and veggies straight from local farmers along with baked goods and healthy snacks. Local produce, baked goods, and healthy snacks will range from $0.50 - $10.00. At YARD SALE TRADE-OFF, bring old books, stationary items, CDs, pillows, t-shirts, cell-phones to our Yard Sale table and trade it with something else. FREE. Take as much as you bring. Any items not traded at end of event will be donated to St. Vincent DePaul Milwaukee Thrift Store: Council of Milwaukee Thrift Store, 2320 W. Lincoln Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53215, (414) 672-2040.
NOTE: We will not be accepting food, undergarments, personal hygiene products, drug paraphernalia, adult magazines, and the like. SEAC has the right to refuse to take anything that is against academic policies. Must show student ID at transaction.
Friday April 9--Wisconsin Native Tree Project Run-Through, Central Mall, 2-3 p.m.
Description: Dr. Gail Schumann and Beth Wilson will be running through the Wisconsin Native Tree Project in Central Mall.
Saturday April 10--Best Buddies/SEAC Riverside Park Clean-Up, 9-10:30 a.m.
In partnership with UEC, Best Buddies and SEAC will be participating in an open park clean-up. It is open to public and students/faculty can sign-up that morning. We will take the 12th bus to the 15th, so it is easier for the Buddies who have trouble walking long distances. Any other form of transportation is also possible (see Clean-Up location). Water and trail mix will be provided on behalf of SEAC.
Meet at 8:15 a.m. outside Brew Bayou of AMU; Best Buddies contact: Britney Parish (email@example.com).
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: TWO POST-COPENHAGEN PERSPECTIVES, Wednesday, February 3, 4 p.m., AMU 163
Chalie Nevarez-Diaz, MU engineering Graduate Student who served as a Will Steger Foundation Delegate to Expedition Copenhagen, and Dr. Zbig Sorbjan, MU Physics Research Professor of meteorology and hydrology, will present their views on human-forced climate change and welcome your questions, comments and concerns. Co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Ethics and Students for an Environmentally Active Campus.
FOLLOW CHALIE NEVAREZ AT THE UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE IN COPENHAGEN
Marquette INEE alumna and Engineering master's student is in Copenhagen as a Will Steger Delegates. Follow the illuminating reports that she and other delegates are filing online from www.willstegerfoundation.org. Chalie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org while she is there. In January, she will share her experiences with INEE students and faculty.
DR. McGEE YOUNG LECTURE, November 19, 3 p.m., AMU 227
Anticipating the United Nations' upcoming Conference on Climate Change in December, Dr. Young will discuss "The Road to Copenhagen: What Can We Learn from German Climate Policy?"
ENVIRONMENT AMERICA Information Session, Career Services, November 11
EA is making fellowships available to graduating seniors aimed at changing the direction in which the USA is addressing the environment. EA's Lindsay North will be overviewing this opportunity 12-12:30 in Career Services (Holthusen Hall) followed by interviews.
WENDELL BERRY, October 10, Urban Ecology Center, Milwaukee, 2 p.m.
Celebrated poet and farmer Wendell Berry read his latest poetry after which Beth Wilson presented an INEE shirt to him--see picture.
EARTH WEEK April 20-24
Tuesday, April 21, Panel on Campus Sustainability, Cudahy 128
Wednesday, April 22, Dirt Cup for 10 recyclables, Central Mall, 11-4
Thursday, April 23, Faculty Panel, Cudahy
SEAC Week October 21-24
Tuesday, October 21, Fair Trade Panel
Wednesday, October 22, Bike-Powered Concert
Thursday, October 23, Cudahy 118, 6:30-8
Panel discussion on Fair Trade and it's impact on the economy featuring Mike Howden (Volunteer, Four Corners of the World, a Milwaukee-based Fair Trade store) and Sachin Chheda (Director, Wisconsin Fair Trade Coalition, Cudahy 118, 6:30-8 p.m.
Friday, October 24, 10:30 a.m., AMU 252
Meeting with Raj Patel, agricultural scholar and author of the book Stuffed and Starved: the Battle for the World Food System.
Friday Noon-1 p.m. Soup for Substance with Raj Patel, AMU 252
Saturday, April 5 GREEN LIVING FESTIVAL 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sponsored by Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, this festival focuses on how to live in environmentally compatible ways (see http://onmilwaukee.com/market/articles/greenliving.html for Festival details). Join other MU students at the SEAC office in AMU at 11:30 a.m. from where they will proceed to take the 27th Street bus to the Milwaukee Domes. Contact Aimee McGinty to tell her that you will be joining the group.
Thursday, January 31 FOCUS THE NATION, 4-6 p.m., AMU 252
Sponsored by Students for an Environmentally Active Campus, a panel of Marquette professors will speak about climate change from the perspectives of their disciplines. Our campus is one among 1000 throughout the country that will be sponsoring a teach-in day on the facts of global warming and its solutions. Contact Aimee McGinty for additional information.
SEAC WEEK of EVENTS November 5-8
SEAC & WE Energies Information Table, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every day, AMU
Monday, November 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Farmer's Market, Lalumiere
Harvest of Fear, movie with snack & discussion, 7 p.m., AMU 254
Tuesday, November 6, 1 p.m., Friends of the Milwaukee River Speaker, AMU 252
Wednesday, November 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $0.25 coupon for a Brew Mug, SEAC Table, AMU (sponsored by SEAC & Brew Bayou)
At 4 p.m. Dr. Heather Kohls (Economics) will speak on the steps we can all take for effective environmental change, AMU 252.
Thursday, November 8, 4 p.m., Talk by Dave Ciepluch, WE Energies, on Low Cost Energy Tips & Emerging Technologies, CU 128.
LECTURE on "The Collaboration of Evangelicals and Scientists on Global Warming" on Thursday, October 4, 4 p.m.
UW-Madison Biologist Dr. Calvin DeWitt. Cudahy 001. Refreshments will be served preceding the lecture.
Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Environmental Ethics Program. Contact Dr. Schaefer for informatiion.
EARTH WEEK April 14-21
Spring Concert, Saturday, April 14, 8-11 p.m., AMU 1st Floor, sponsored by Students for an Environmentally Active Campus--SEAC)
Spring Festival, Thursday and Friday, April 19-20, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., under Raynor Bridge, sponsored by SEAC
Milwaukee River Clean-up, Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. - 12 Noon, Urban Ecology Center, sponsored by UEC
LECTURE on the "THE PAPER CAMPAIGN," Tuesday, February 27, 7 p.m.
Linda Wells of ForestEthics will speak on the Paper Campaign, a grassroots movement and non-profit organization which aims to reduce catalog waste and protect endangered forests. Come to be informed and inspired to get involved. Sponsored by Students for an Environmentally Active Campus. Contact Sadie Tuescher for more information. LL 175
ERIC LARSEN LECTURE on EVIDENCE OF GLOBAL WARMING IN THE ARCTIC, Monday, March 19, 7 p.m.
Larsen will share his discoveries when making the first summer crossing of the Arctic Ocean to the North Pole (http://www.oneworldexpedition.com/). Refreshments will be served. Weasler Auditorium
GLOBAL WARMING LECTURE, Tuesday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. George Stone, MATC Professor, will speak in MU 200. Sponsored by SEAC (Students for an Environmentally Active Campus).
ROBERT KENNEDY, JR. LECTURE on "CRIMES AGAINST NATURE"
Thursday, May 4, 8 p.m. at UWM
A lawyer and environmental activist, Kennedy has earned a solid reputation as a defender of the environment. In his lecture, he will detail what he considers the poor environmetal record of the current Bush administration when compared with past Republican and Democratic administrations. For advance tickets ($20) call 414-229-3111; tickets at the door are $25.
EARTH WEEK April 24-28
Monday, April 24, 7-8 p.m. Planting/Composting/Vermiculture Workshop.
Learn how to recycle your food in order to revamp your soil! Composting is an awesome tool to use for off-campus students and community members who have a garden. Vermiculture: Improving Soil with worms! Come learn and go home with a free plant if you bring an item to compost! (no dairy products). Otherwise, donations of $1 will be accepted to pot a plant. AMU 227.
Tuesday, April 25, 6-7/8ish p.m.
Stories of Protest. Ten professors will present their stories of protest and show that you shouldn't be afraid to take action! W153.
Wednesday, April 26, 12-1 p.m. Interfaith Earth Month Panel for Soup for Substance
Two Wisconsin interfaith groups will present "sustaining our planet is a religious, ethical and civic obligation" from Catholic and Islamic perspectives. AMU 252.
Thursday, April 27, 12-5 p.m. EARTH DAY FAIR!
SEAC will have a "farmers market" with baked goods, smoothies, canvas bags, tshirts, lightbulbs, bubbles, soap, a bikeathon, and lots more for sale! Central Mall.
ALL WEEK LONG: Central Mall Bike Display
Reduce reuse recycle theme. Tshirts: sweatshop free tshirts on sale all week!
LECTURE ON JEWISH LAW AND THE ENVIRONMENT Thursday, April 6
Rabbi Shlomo Levin of Lake Park Synagogue will teach a "lunch’n learn" in response to the question "What Does Jewish Law Say About Preserving the Environment?" This opportunity begins at Noon in AMU 139. Refreshments will be provided but feel free to bring a lunch. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.
EARTH WEEK April 18-22
Monday, April 18, 3-4 p.m. Interfaith Panel, "Caring for the Environment is a Moral Issue: People of Faith Working Toward a Sustainable Future," including representatives of the Christian and Muslim faiths. AUM Ballroom A.
Tuesday, April 19, 7-10 p.m. Poetry and Music Night, Eagle's Cafe. Wednesday, April 20, 7-8 p.m. Talk by Ralph Bronner from Dr. Bronner's Soap. AMU 252.
Friday, April 22, Noon-5 p.m. Earth Day Faire with bands, Fair Trade craft sale. Westown Square (between AMU and McCormick Hall).
Saturday, April 23, 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Milwaukee River Clean-up. Meet at AMU 2nd floor couches to travel to Hart Park.
Saturday, April 23, Noon. Race for the Earth. Meet outside Raynor at Noon. Sign up for race at information table in AMU all week or at Earth Day Faire.
LECTURE Saturday, April 2, 5-6:15 p.m.
Lecture on "Nature in Islamic Traditions and Poetry" by Dr. S. Nomanul Haq, University of Pennsylvania, Center Hall, Islamic Center of Milwaukee, 4707 South 13th Street
GREEN POWER WEEK February 21-25
Monday, February 21 to Friday, February 25, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Information Table on Renewable Energy. Pick up a Green Power Bracelet (suggested donation of $2) AMU.
Tuesday, February 22 Noon to Wednesday, February 23 Noon 24-hour stationary bike-a-thon outside the AMU.
Wednesday, February 23, 7 p.m., LECTURE and DISCUSSION on "New Power for an Old Planet" Rick O'Connor of WE Energies and Lincoln Fowler of Alterra will speak about the importance of renewable and natural energy in homes and businesses. Cudahy 001.
EARTH WEEK April 19-23
Monday, April 19, 7 p.m. RACE TO THE BOTTOM 5k run/walk benefiting CoffeeKids Charity, $10 w/ t-shirt; meet outside Lalumiere
Tuesday, April 20, 6 p.m. VENEZUELANS VS GLOBALIZATION Venezuelan leader and author Jesus Garcia will speak about about corporate globalization, militarism in Latin America, and history and culture of people of African descent in Venezuela. Esperanza Unida, 611 W. National Ave.
Wednesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. PLAY The Ballad of Love Canal is based on the hazardous chemical dumping that has caused numerous birth defects and cancer to residents surrounding Love Canal. Straz Theater
Thursday, April 22, Noon INTERFAITH CELEBRATION OF THE EARTH AMU Westtown Square Thursday, April 22, 1-4 p.m. EARTH DAY FAIRE Bands! Fun! Faire Trade Craft Sale! Westtown SquareSaturday, April 24, 8:15 a.m. MILWAUKEE RIVER CLEANUP Meet at AMU 2nd floor couches w/ UPASS for a fun service morning of cleaning-up Milwaukee's rivers.
LECTURE April 5, 2004 -- "Environmental and Social Justice from a Native Perspective" by Winona LaDuke, founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project and Indigenous Women's Network. Sponsored by MUSG and Students for an Environmentally Active Campus. Monday, 7 p.m. AMU Monaghan Ballroom. Contact Susan Haarman for details.
TRASH PICKUP September 26 -- Starting at 10 a.m. from The Brew and ongoing. Join the collectors (SEAC and Art students) as they begin to conceptualize their surprise project. Contact Sarah Rhomberg for more information.
RECYCLING WEEK September 29-October 3 -- Sponsored by MU Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC); events include:
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-3p.m. -- Clothes Drive: Barter used clothes for plants, stickers, and hemp jewelry, or just stop by to find out about recycling on Marquette's campus! West Town Mall
Monday-Thursday -- Information table at AMU, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday, September 29, 7 p.m. -- Poet Jeff Poniewaz will read some of his acclaimed poetry followed by special friends who will also share their talents. AMU's The Brew, 7-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 30, 7 p.m. -- Lecture by Kendra Kennell, Waste Management Specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and a part time law student at Marquette, on a recent DNR funded study on the composition of waste going to our landfills. Cudahy 001.
September 12 -- Lecture by Dr. Dale Jamieson, Henry R. Luce Professor in Human Dimensions of Global Change at Carleton College, on "The Rights of Animals and the Demands of Nature." Discussion will follow. DS 105, 3:30-5 p.m.
April 29 -- Culminating Session of the Capstone Seminar for the Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Ethics. Students will unveil their proposal for generating and using electricity in the United States. Mary Frances Repko, energy and environment aide to U.S. Senator Russell Feingold, will be commenting on the proposal and explaining her role in the current marking-up of energy legislation in Congress. Students interested in the INEE program and guests are welcome. AMU 163, 2-4:30 p.m.
MILWAUKEE RIVER CLEANUP April 26 -- 9 a.m.-Noon at Lincoln Park, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District. Bags will be provided. Join the 20th year of this annual effort to remove tons of garbage and debris. Contact Lindsay Leiterman for additional details.
EARTH WEEK April 21-28 -- "Love Your MUther" Earth Week celebration sponsored by MU Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC). Events include:
Tuesday, April 22, 6 and 10 p.m. -- Performance of "The Lorax" in Straz Jr. Tower Theatre, directed by Theatre Arts major Lexi Klupchak/performed by MU students.
Wednesday, April 23, 7 p.m. -- Ralph Bronner on "Magic Soap: Peace, Love, & Clean Business" in AMU 252. Free soap distributed!
Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m.-Noon -- River Cleanup at Lincoln Park.
Monday, April 28, Noon-1:30 p.m. -- Native American Spirituality and the Earth (music, tales, Loyola Academy students, and a "smudging" ceremony), AMU West Town.
FORUM February 19 -- "Taming Traffic: Transportation Solutions for the 21st Century" Students for an Environmentally Active Campus and the Sierra Club are sponsoring this forum on the pressing transportation issues facing the Milwaukee community at 7-9 p.m. in Cudahy, 001. Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist, Brett Hulsey of the Sierra Club, and Micabil Diaz-Martinez of the ACLU are the speakers. A catered reception 6-6:45 p.m. precedes the forum. Contact Angie Gius for more information.
INEE GATHERING November 11 -- INEE students and faculty will meet on Monday, November 11, at 4 p.m. in AMU 448. Dr. Robert Griffin, Marquette Professor of Journalism and Director of the Center for Mass Media Research in the College of Communication will share his insights on the tasks ahead for the Committee on Emerging Issues and Data on Environmental Contaminants of the National Academy of Sciences. He was appointed to this NAS Committee in September as a researcher on risk and science communication and will be participating in its first session the week before we'll be meeting.
Refreshments will be provided. Guests are welcome, especially students who might be interested in declaring the Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Ethics.
AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK September 23-27
Sponsored by Marquette's Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC)
All week 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. SEAC Information Booth in AMU 2nd Floor
Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hybrid Car Display in Lot A (16th & Wells)
Thursday, 8 p.m. AQAW Panel "Why We Can't Keep on Truckin'" and "Balancing Mass Transit in the Cancer Corridor" featuring Robert Bauman, JD, Ralph Schapira, MD, Nevin Uysal, MD, and Kerry Thomas of Transit Now in AMU 163.
Contact Angie Gius for more information.
EARTH WEEK April 22-26
Monday-Friday Lunch hours--SEAC information table outside at West Towne Mall (or AMU second floor if weather-prompted). Obtain Care for America kits, an air quality newsletter, pamphlets on practical conservation tips, and other materials.
"Get your butt off the ground" SEAC campaign to promote putting cigarette butts in their place.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. WW 153--Brett Hulsey of Sierra Club speaking on Milwaukee's public health issues; sponsored by SEAC.
Thursday Noon in AMU 227--Soup with Substance featuring Irene Senn speaking on ecological justice; sponsored by University Ministry.
Thursday, 5-6 p.m. in AMU 139--Earth Day gathering of students seeking the Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Ethics; interested students welcome.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. in WW 153--Prof. Michael O'Hear of MU Law School speaking on environmental justice issues and Drew Stuyvenberg's Burke Scholars' presentation on Milwaukee environmental issues; sponsored by SEAC.
Thursday, 10 p.m. in St. Joan of Arc Chapel--Eucharistic Mass with an environmentally focused liturgy, Rev. Joseph Mueller, S.J. presiding.
March 18-22 -- Air Quality Awareness Week sponsored by Students for an Environmentally Active Campus. Go to SEAC's table in West Town Mall from 10-3 for awareness information. On Tuesday at 8 p.m., attend the panel discussion on "The State of the Urban Environment" (Prof. O'Hear/Law, Dr. Kuemmel/Engineering, and representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Sierra Club) in AMU Ballroom D. See the hybrid (gas-electric) cars in parking lot A on Tuesday and Wednesday around Noon. Contact Drew Stuyvenberg for details.
SUSTAINABLE LIVING DISCUSSION January 22 -- Session to organize a discussion course at Marquette on "Choices for Sustainable Living" at 7:30 p.m., AMU Ballroom D. Discussion topics for the course include sustainable communities, food and living, ecological principles, business and economy, sustainable buying, and visions of sustainability. Contact Joan Sommer (288-1997) for additional information.
RECYCLING DRIVE December 12-15 -- Recycling drive in dormitories sponsored by Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC). Contact Katie Willison for more information.
PANEL ON ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AT MARQUETTE October 24 -- What's happening in environmental ethics at Marquette? Find out on Wednesday, October 24, 12:30 p.m. in AMU 448. A panel of professors and students will talk briefly about their involvement in courses, programs and other Marquette activities that address how humans ought to act toward one another, other species and their habitats, the land, air and water to assure our mutual well being. Open discussion following. Drawing for INEE tee-shirts around 1 p.m.