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UMBC EcoFest 2017: Annual Earth Day Events!

Celebrate Earth Day- All Week!

Planting, Crafts, Food, Music & more

EcoFest is a weeklong series of events organized by Students for Environmental Awareness in coordination with other student organization partners such as Environmental Task Force, SGA, The Garden, Just Food UMBC, WMBC, and more. All are welcome to the events including faculty and staff. 

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Mon, April 17

 DIY Recycled Crafts & Bake Sale
12-1pm | Commons Game Room

Host: Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA)

EcoHalls: Greening your campus home 
6-7 pm | Harbor Multipurpose Room
Host: SEA & SGA


Tue, April 18

 Discussion on Food Justice
7-9 pm | Skylight Lounge

Host: SEA & Just Food UMBC & Retrievers

Wed, April 19

 Greenfest 

A festival with free food, live music, tons of games, resources for going green. Join us for a a wind turbine yoga demonstration(1pm) and help us craft a collective art display.
10-2 pm | Quad
Host: SEA
1-4pm |  Start at the Quad, End at the RAC/Admin Plaza
Human yoga wind turbine action (1-2pm), followed by a march through campus, ending at the Admin/Rac Plaza for spoken word, poetry and music to move UMBC forward on climate change.
Host: UMBC Progressives, Environmental Task Force(ETF) & SEA
 

Thur, April 20 

 Squash Planting & Tree Planting
11am -2 pm | The Garden

Host: SEA, The Garden

One Hit Wonder Night
8 pm | Lower Flat Tuesdays
A dance party to celebrate earth day, and earth day succulent giveaway
Host: WMBC, SEA

6 pm | Your radio
Tune into WMBC, UMBC radio, to hear the Earth Day episode of the student run sustainability podcast.
Host: ETF

Fri, April 21

Climate Science Symposium 

9am | Physics Room 401

Research talks and posters, lab tours, weather balloon launch demonstration. To showcase research relating to our environment and promote collaboration across departments. Lunch & coffee breaks included.
Host: Joint Center for Earth Technology (JCET), UMBC Atmospheric Physics, NASA
 
Campus Stream Clean Up 
3:30 pm Meet outside the Yum Shoppe, lower level of the Commons
Start with a 30 min mingle with snack, then head into campus woods to volunteer for a stream clean up and invasive species removal.
Host: Environmental Task Force & SEA

Sat, April 22 

 
Earth Day at Quadmania Carnival
1-5pm | The Quad
Stop by the Earth Day banner to hydrate with free reusable cups and water bottles, join us for recycling toss and photo booth
March for Science in DC 
Carpooling/ MARC Train 
SGA is providing 150 free MARC train tickets to DC to attend the march, on Earth Day, which emphasizes climate change.