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FSU’s Earth Week Offers Array of Educational Activities for University Community
04/12/2010

FSU’s Earth Week Offers Array of Educational Activities for University Community
Focus Frostburg, Earth Day Picnic Among Noted Events

Frostburg State University is offering the community a variety of great opportunities to celebrate environmental awareness and learn more about “learning and living green” during a special Earth Week 2010 celebration Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 23, on the FSU campus.

The festivities are divided into five categories for each day of Earth Week: “A Day of Awakening,” “A Day of Appreciation,” “A Day of Learning,” “A Day of Action” and “A Day of Service.” Each day’s focus ensures a comprehensive look at environmental issues and at FSU’s many groups involved in the University’s sustainability initiative, “Learning Green, Living Green,” and in supporting environmental education in general.

  • “A Day of Awakening” on Monday, April 19, begins the week of festivities with a special evening symposium, “Awakening the Dreamer,” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Compton 226 on the FSU campus. “Awakening the Dreamer” explores the current state of the planet from a new perspective, connecting participants with a powerful global movement to reclaim the future, and encourages an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human perspective.

  • Tuesday, April 20, is “A Day of Appreciation” with a range of activities throughout the day.
    • The campus community is invited to take an Earth Week walk at noon, starting at the FSU Clock Tower, as part of ongoing activities organized by FSU’s student wellness initiative, Creating Healthy, Informed, Lasting Lifestyles (CHILL).
    • Learn more about the importance of student involvement and sustainability by joining a campus discussion at 1 p.m. in FSU’s Arboretum Gazebo. Or take a trip to Dan’s Rock starting at 2 p.m., as a part of an off-campus trip organized by the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement. To register for the trip to Dan’s Rock, call 301-687-4210.
    • The day concludes with videos, quizzes and board games as part of an Earth Week Game Night at 8 p.m. in FSU’s Tawes Hall.

  • Wednesday, April 21, is “A Day of Learning” with FSU’s annual Focus Frostburg, a “Learn-in” for a sustainable future featuring 20 50-minute presentations by FSU faculty, staff, students and community partners on topics related to environmental sustainability and climate awareness. These sessions are open to the public and will be held throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Compton Science Center. Those interested in learning more details about the sessions can visit www.frostburg.edu/lglg for a full schedule.

  • Thursday, April 22, is “A Day of Action.”
    • Take part in a campus-wide Blackout Day, where everyone is encouraged to turn off lights, electrical devices and walk and carpool to minimize their impact on the environment.
    • Participate in an Earth Day Tree Planting starting at 8 a.m. in the Town Creek Watershed. Meet FSU faculty and staff at 8 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center lot and carpool to Town Creek for tree planting and stake removal.
    • Check out a “Reduce, Recycle, Reuse” poster session and contest. FSU students, faculty and staff can vote on their favorite posters relating to the environment created by FSU visual arts students. These posters will be on view for voting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FSU Clock Tower. People can also vote on Facebook for their favorite poster by visiting FSU’s Learning Green, Living Green Facebook Page [search “Learning Green, Living Green at FSU (LGLG)” on Facebook]. Winners will be included in FSU’s LGLG promotional campaigns.
    • Learn new gardening tips and tricks from 1 to 3 p.m. at Braddock House.
    • FSU’s “A Day of Action” concludes with a special Earth Day Picnic from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Chesapeake Dining Hall. Sponsored by the Office of the President, the Earth Day picnic is a way to thank everyone at FSU who has contributed to sustainability efforts over the past year. Check out food, music and prizes.

  • Friday, April 23, is “A Day of Service” and includes FSU’s annual Relay for Life, which honors cancer survivors, pays tribute to lives lost and raises money to help fight cancer. Relay for Life begins at 6 p.m. at the Bobcat Stadium. FSU’s LGLG has organized its own team this year (Lug-Lug) as part of the festivities.

    For more information on FSU’s Earth Week 2010, visit www.frostburg.edu/lglg or e-mail lglg@frostburg.edu. If you are on Facebook, you can also become a fan of the “Learning Green, Living Green at FSU (LGLG)” Facebook Page for regular updates and information.

    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

    Web Address for More Information: http://www.frostburg.edu/lglg

    For further information on this release, contact:

    Office of News and Media Services
    Frostburg State University
    101 Braddock Road
    Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

    Telephone: 301-687-3171
    Fax: 301-687-7589
    E-mail: news@frostburg.edu