Gettysburg College will celebrate Earth Week April 18-23

Gettysburg College will celebrate Earth Week from April 18 to 23 with a host of events and programs open to students and the community.

Earth Week will kick-off with Earthfest on April 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. on the patio outside of the College Union Building. Learn about what's going on campus and in the community around solar energy, electric cars, environmental conservation, sustainable agriculture, and local food. Attendees will also enjoy delicious food and great music. The event is free and open to the public.

The first annual Earth Day film festival will take place throughout the week. All films screened are free and open to the public. They include:

"Frankensteer," a documentary that seeks to uncover the reality about one of America's most popular foods, April 18 at 7 p.m. in Mara Auditorium (Masters Hall);

"Rivers and Tides," a fascinating new look at human interaction with wild nature, April 19 at 7 p.m. in Masters Hall, Room 117; and

"No Impact Man," a documentary that follows a New York City family as they try to live without impacting the environment for one year, April 21 at 7 p.m. in Masters Hall, Room 208.

Gettysburg College's Dining Service is committed to using locally grown and processed foods. To celebrate a new partnership with Everblossom Farms, located in East Berlin just 16 miles from campus, the Dining Hall will offer fresh local foods on their menu April 20.

The Campus Kitchen at Gettysburg College will celebrate an important milestone this week with 10,000 meals served and 20,000 pounds of food rescued. Join them April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the College Union Building where participants will take place in a relay race promoting the keys aspects of the Campus Kitchen.

The student-run garden Painted Turtle Farm will mark its opening day on April 23 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Earth Week schedule

Posted 4/16/2010

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Sat, 17 Apr 2010

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