Emory Report
April 9, 2007
Volume 59, Number 26

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April 9, 2007
Earth Week events at Emory

This year, Emory will extend its usual Earth Day activities into a week-long celebration around campus that includes a fair and farmers market, screenings of environmentally conscious films and movies, panel discussions and a park dedication. Earth Week organizers have reached out to campus and community groups to make certain that the events at Emory’s first-ever Earth Week crop up as planned.

Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives has been working closely with 2020 Vision, Atlanta Bike, Bicycle Users Group, Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association, Coalition for Sustainable Movement, Emory Environmental Alliance, the “Fast Food/Slow Food” class, Keeping It Wild, Net Impact, Program in Science & Society and Rollins Environmental Health Action Committee.

Friday, April 13
Emory Earth Week Fair
Description: Fun and interesting ways to be healthier and supportive of the environment in everyday life.
1 to 4 p.m.
Location: McDonough Field
Contact: Samantha Lampert, 404-936-0703

Sustainable Food Fair and Farmers Market
Description: A mini Morningside Farmers Market combines with a fair, featuring music, local chefs, organic suppliers and local organizers working for change. Local chefs will be serving up small samples of sustainable foods.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Cox Bridge and Asbury Circle
Contact: Erica Weaver, 404-727-9916 

Sustainability Innovators Awards Ceremony
Description: Awards will be presented to sustainability innovators from all parts of the Emory community.
1 p.m.
Location: Cox Bridge and Asbury Circle
Contact: Erica Weaver, 404-727-9916

Earth Day Cocktail Reception
Description: A celebration for the culmination of the day’s activities with a cocktail reception and social hour for all Earth Week participants.
4:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Biology Department Greenhouse, Michael Street parking deck roof (7th floor)
Contact: Chad Brommer, 404-727-2101

Saturday, April 14
Effective Cycling Class
Description: At this workshop cyclists will learn safe methods of riding on the road and in traffic. The workshop also covers the fundamental principles of riding a bike effectively, predictably and confidently. Workshop participants are required to pay a $20 fee and class size is limited.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 1784 North Decatur Road, in the police training room
Contact: Patricia McCants, 404-727-1829

Vision PowerShift National Conference
Description: The 2020 Vision is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on raising enthusiasm about energy and security solutions. The conference includes political speakers and panel discussions covering big energy policy solutions and individual energy solutions. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Winship Ballroom and Dobbs University Center
Contact: Sarah Parsons, 678-637-6042

Monday, April 16
Bike to Emory Day
Description: Commuters can ride in bike trains in the morning and get a scenic view of campus at noon. Participants will receive a free T-shirt and pizza when they arrive on bike.
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Dobbs University Center Terrace
For more information on bike trains, visit www.atlantabike.org/.
Contact: Tim Bryson, 404-727-1277

“Day After Tomorrow” Panel Discussion
Description: Take in a partial viewing of the movie “Day After Tomorrow,” an action thriller where global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, with discussion led by Woody Hickcox.
4:30 p.m.
Location: Math & Science Building, Room 302N
Contact: Jim Wynn, 404-727-6722

Tuesday, April 17
Green Cinema Short Films
Description: A series of short environmental films will stimulate thought and discussion. These films will provide environmental empowerment and inspiration. Films showcased include “DUC to Truck,” a journey of how biodiesel is made; “Kilowatt Ours,” a how-to for becoming
a green home owner; “Mission Impossible”; “The MEATRIX”; and other great green shorts.
8 p.m.
Location: White Hall, Room 207 (alternate location Clairmont Field)
Contact: Sally Mengel, 314-608-3950

Wednesday, April 18
“An Inconvenient Truth” slide presentation and discussion
Description: A presentation and discussion of the slide presentation developed by Al Gore, presented by
Theodosia Wade, professor of biology.
4:30 p.m.
Location: Math and Science Building, Room 302N
Contact: Jim Wynn, 404-727-6722

Thursday, April 19
Dramatic Reading of “Globus Hystericus”
Description: Dramatic reading of the play “Globus Hystericus” written by Janet Kenney and performed by the Out of Hand Theatre Group.
7 p.m.
Location: Dance Theatre, Schwartz Center
Contact: Jim Wynn, 404-727-6722

Business and Environmental Panel
Description: Panel moderated by Steve Walton, associate dean of MBA programs, on the responsibility of the business world in regards to the environment.
5 p.m.
Location: Goizueta Business School, Room 130
Contact: Eric Kramer, eric_kramer@bus.emory.edu

Sunday, April 22
Burbanck Park Dedication

Description: Neighbors and community members are invited to join Emory, the Clifton Community Partnership, Druid Hills Civic Association, Peavine Watershed Alliance, Alliance to Improve Emory Village and Park Pride for this celebration. The property will be converted from a residential site back to its natural state for use as a community park.
2 to 4 p.m.
Location: 1164 Clifton Road
Contact: Erica Weaver, 404-727-9916

Greeks Go Green Competition BBQ
Description: Contact Whitney Hannan for more information about the event, including its location.
6 p.m.
Contact: Whitney Hannan, 404-251-8017 or whitney.hannan@emory.edu