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Monday, April 21st through Saturday, April 26th, 2014.


Keene State College is celebrating Earth Week

Please join in on the celebrations and bring a friend!

Monday - Thursday, April 21-24

10 am - 4 pm each day.
Student Center Atrium KSC Eco-Reps will be collecting used clothing all week in anticipation of the Thursday Clothing swap. Spring is a great time to change up your wardrobe! Clean out those closets and join the fun!


Tuesday, April 22

Campus Trash Audit

10-2 pm
Student Center front lawn

KSC Eco-Reps and ROCKS students are going to collect garbage bags from all over campus, tear them open and sort out the recyclables from the actual garbage.

This is a fun, gross, hands-on activity that illustrates how much of what we throw away could be reused, recycled or composted.


Pete Seeger Tribute

4 pm
Student Center room 309

Hear poetry and songs by one of America's troubadours.
sponsored by the English and American Studies Departments

Jonathan Bloom
author of American Wasteland. How America throws away nearly half of it's food waste and what we can do about it.

7 pm
Centennial Hall, Alumni Center

Come hear about food waste in America by one of the country's leading food waste experts. Engaging, scary, interesting and informational!

Sponsored by Keene State Dining, KSC Campus Ecology, the KSC Sustainability Office and a Pepsi Grant


Beware of the GREEN BUCKS! Get caught doing something sustainable and you'll receive green bucks for your effort!


Wednesday, April 23

EARTH WEEK FAIR
10 am - 2 pm
Student Center Atrium

featuring information on Green Cleaning and healthier cosmetics, seed planting, vermicomposting, recycling, win a FREE Green Bike and more



Thursday, April 24

Clothing Swap
10 am - 6 pm
Student Center West Dining Room

Got clothes you'd like to get out of your closet? Searching for a new-to-you wardrobe? Come to the clothing swap!


Bag It Film Showing
7 - 8:30 pm
Putnam Theater, Redfern Arts Center

Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes - single-use disposable plastic bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is "away"? Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to wildlife and human health? Bag It follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Jeb's journey in this feature-length, award-winning documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are they made from? What happens to them after they're discarded? When Jeb's explorations take a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it, starting now. This must-see film is funny, informative, and inspiring. For more information, contact Brett Amy Thelen or 358-2065. Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education, the Monadnock Conservancy, the Monadnock Food Co-op, the Keene State College Film Society, and the KSC School of Sciences.


Displays
Look for displays in the Young Student Center, Elliot Hall and around campus!

For more information about going green at Keene State College, check out the KSC Eco-Representatives

Friday, April 25

Tree Planting
11 am
Hale Building, corner of Winchester and Main Streets

Join campus and community members for the annual Earth Week Tree Planting.
This year's tree is a Japanese Tree Lilac (syringa reticulata)



Saturday, April 26

SolarFest
11 am - 7 pm.
Oya Hill Quad

Campus Ecology will once again host an excellent array of local and regional talant at an all Solar Powered music festival. Come enjoy the festivities with activities, vendors and amazing music!(rain location: Young Student Center) Keene State Campus Ecology



Saturday, April 26

Healthy Community Healthy Planet Earth Day festivities
12 - 4 pm
Cyress Street, near the Monadnock Food Coop

The annual Earth Day Festival is presented by Antioch University New England and community partners to celebrate the region's commitment to healthy community and healthy planet. The annual Keene Green Business of the Year Award will also be presented. Join us for workshops, exhibits and other fun activities. All events are free and open to the public

Check out the great schedule of events: Greater Monadnock Earth Days

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet
7pm
Putnam Theatre, Redfern Arts Center

Q & A with Academy Award nominated film Director Mark Kitchell to follow

Free to all Antioch and KSC students
$5.00 general admission
$4.00 seniors/staff/faculty
$2.00 for students.

Tickets for sale at Event Brite, the Monadnock Earth Day Festival, or at the door. Contact Josh Lipkowitz at 413-262-9837 with questions

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Written and directed by Mark Kitchell, Academy-Award nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012 and has won acclaim at dozens of festivals around the world.
Sponsored by: Antioch University New England, the Monadnock International Film Festival, Monadnock Earth Day Festival, and The Monadnock Food Co-op.


For more information or to request accommodations for a disability, please contact Mary Jensen at mjensen@keene.edu.


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