UT Martin to observe Earth Day
The Messenger 04.10.08
The third annual Earth Week activities — highlighted by demonstrations, panel discussion with industry representatives, a movie and a recycling day — are slated for April 21-26 at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Earth Day is April 22.
The week’s events are sponsored by the American Democracy Project and UTM Recycles.
The schedule of events includes:
• April 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — “Showcase of Sustainability,” featuring what UT Martin is doing to help the natural environment and a variety of displays and demonstrations in the cafeteria hallway at Boling University Center;
• April 22, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — “Time Talk,” featuring speaker Mary Carpenter, Paul Meek Library director, and the topic, “Literature on Sustainability,” in Room 125 of the university center;
• April 23, noon-2 p.m. — Movie “Kilowatt Ours,” followed by discussion led by Dr. Mike McCullough, UT Martin American Democracy Project director, in Gallien Auditorium of Gooch Hall;
• April 24, 3-5 p.m. — Weakley County Green Symposium, with moderator Dr. David Coffey, UT Martin College of Humanities and Fine Arts co-interim dean, and panelists Dennis Kosta, UT Martin supervisor of custodial services; Keith Kersey of MTD; Mark Kinsey of Goodyear; Mike Cary of the Obion County Recycling Center; and a representative from Barker Brothers Waste Inc. in Watkins Auditorium of the university center;
• April 24, 9-10 p.m. — Lights Out Party, with lights out all over Weakley County to celebrate the earth; and
• April 26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. — recycling event in the parking lot of Hardy Graham Stadium.
Others assisting with the week’s activities include Dr. Sarah Holliday, UT Martin assistant professor of mathematics; Dr. Arthur Hunt, associate professor of communications; and Tommy York, UT Martin graduate student.
For more information about Earth Week events, call or e-mail McCullough at (731) 881-7325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Democracy Project, Earth Week, University of Tennessee at Martin, UTM Recycles