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Earth Day Fair 2014

What:

The EWU Earth Day Fair was open to all EWU students, faculty, outside organizations, staff, and retirees. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase your sustainable and eco-friendly activities to the campus community.

Many came to celebrate Earth Day and see what Eastern Washington University and other organizations are doing to promote sustainability and environmental awareness. 

Where:

Due to weather, Earth Day 2014 was primarily indoors in the PUB MPR. Certain displays still resided outside on the PUB Skirt such as Garbology and the Leaf Electric Vehicle.

When:

Check back for information about Earth Day 2015!

New This Year:

EWU hosted a recycled art contest as part of our celebration of Earth Day 2014. The contest is designed to engage students, faculty, and staff throughout the campus in targeting items which are commonly recycled or sent to the incinerator, and instead rescuing them for creative art.

The top three student submissions received prizes for their hard work and creativity. 

1st place prize $200.00  - Nakita Knudson

2nd place prize $120 gift card to Yarrow Hot Yoga Studio - Kimber McLaughlin

3rd place prize - Certificate for 2 dinner entrees at Anthony's at The Spokane Falls - LA Hal

For Riverpoint Students 

Learn how you can get Involved! Presentation by Kat Hall, Lands Council From trapping beaver to running outdoor education programs with high school students to planting trees to teaching an environmental literacy curriculum to low-risk Geiger offenders, The Lands Council-a local, non-profit Spokane-based conservation organization-works to protect the forests, water, and wildlife of our beautiful Inland Northwest. Celebrate Earth Day 2014 by learning more about us and hearing about how YOU can get involved!  This presentation is sponsored by the EWU Sustainability Committee.

 

Call for Recycled Art - Display Request Form - Event Flyer

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Buck at 359-4835 or at kbuck1@ewu.edu


The Earth Day 2014 event featured two live student bands -- PUSH and Camorra, a Recycled Art Competition and display, a Sustainability Project led "Pledge Board", EWU's Fresh Market, lots of exciting campus and community organizations, a Brown Bag discussion led by Kat Brown from The Lands Council, and a documentary showing with keynote discussion. 

Time

Event/Activity Location
9am EWU Earth Day 2014 Education/Activities begin   PUB MPR
9am-2pm West Valley Outdoor Learning Center having LIVE birds (a hawk and a owl) -- http://www.wvolc.org/hawkowl/   Jaremko Nissan 2014 Leaf electric car Campus Mall
9am-2pm Recycled Art Competition and Display PUB MPR
9am-2pm EWU FRESH MARKET - featuring Fresh Strawberry Shortcake PUB MPR
9am-11am Campus wide Clean Up  
10am-11am Yoga on the Mall - featuring Rhea Slichter PUB MPR
11am-1pm Live Music featuring bands PUSH and CAMORRA             PUB MPR
11:30am-12:30pm Phyllis Stephens, local gardening expert and horticulture specialist PUB 204
12:30pm-1:30pm Learn how you can get Involved! Presentation by Kat Hall, Lands Council From trapping beaver to running outdoor education programs with high school students to planting trees to teaching an environmental literacy curriculum to low-risk Geiger offenders, The Lands Council-a local, non-profit Spokane-based conservation organization-works to protect the forests, water, and wildlife of our beautiful Inland Northwest.  Come celebrate Earth Day 2014 by learning more about us and hearing about how YOU can get involved!     PUB 204
1:45pm Recycled Art Competition Winners Announced PUB MPR
3pm-5pm Documentary Series with Speakers:  What's Wrong with our Food System; A guerilla gardener in South Central LA & An Economic Reality Check, and The Story of Stuff PUB MPR
6pm The LORAX Movie with Popcorn! PUB MPR

Earth Day 2014 Speaker Bios 

Jessica Anundson has worked with locally owned businesses across the country, from engaging in business development and marketing activities for a community supported energy efficiency program in Spokane to advocating for open spaces on the Washington coast, to designing and implementing campaign to engage the next generation of civic leaders. Her passion for business stems from an assortment of experiences: as an environmental & social equity advocate, a leadership trainer, a world traveler, a collaborative designer, as an avid outdoors-woman.
Brian Estes is a 2007 Gonzaga University grad with a degree in Environmental Studies and Psychology. Brian serves as Secretary of the South Perry Farmers Market Association and also the Coordinator of Catholic Charities of Spokane's "Food for All" program -- leading the way with the Vinegar Flats Community Farm initiative. Brian is also a leader in the Spokane Food Policy Council. 
Kate Burke is a Spokane native who most recently served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Second Harvest food bank in Spokane, WA. She's now the President of a new non-profit, the Spokane Edible Tree Project, which charts and maps all fruit and nut trees in Spokane County and then harvests and donates them back into the community. She also works for the well reputed Spokane-based non-profit dedicated to conservation, The Lands Council.  

2014 Earth Day Campus Sponsors

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