Earth Day Events Planned on Campus

April 21, 2014 at 7:37 am

Celebrate Earth Day during the whole month of April at USC Upstate with these activities. All events are free and open to everyone.

Monday, April 21, 6:30 p.m., Campus Life Center Ballroom

Professor Bron Taylor will speak on “Religion, Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future.”

Taylor is an accomplished and highly-sought after public speaker and is professor of Religion and Nature at the University of Florida. His scholarly work engages the quest for environmentally sustainable societies and human emotional and spiritual connections with nature. He’s an interdisciplinary environmental studies scholar and was instrumental in creating the world’s first Ph.D. program in Religion and Nature (at the University of Florida in 2002). He is also editor-in-chief of the “Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature.”

Tuesday, April 22, 11 a.m. -2 p.m., Celebrate Earth Day Banner in the CLC First Floor Lobby.

Earth Day! We’ll have a banner to sign asking, ³How will you make a difference? This coincides with peanut-butter-and-jelly-day in the cafeteria to lower our carbon footprint. Additionally, stations for 60 Seconds of Service will be available to make PB&J sandwiches which will be donated to a local charity to feed the hungry. For students who have earned enough green points, prizes will be awarded at this time.

Tuesday, April 22, 3:30 p.m., Upstate Professor Shares Her Research

Dr. Briget Doyle will be sharing her research on coastal erosion off Charleston at 3:30 p.m. in Tukey Theater.

After her talk, those in attendance will watch “Trashed” an award winning film with Jeremy Irons tracking down our waste stream around the planet we call home.

See the Environmental Awareness Month flyer.