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Hey, SEACers! What are you doing this week?

As you may have heard,  William & Mary is celebrating Earth Week this week, April 18-23. The celebration centers on a theme of sustainable food and agriculture, and has a full schedule of workshops, concerts, films and speakers which we are very excited about.

An outline of the scheduled events:

Monday, April 18

12pm-1pm: Book Discussion in Swem Library: The Nature Principle by Richard Louv (must RSVP to Karen Berquist, kaberq@wm.edu for this event)

5-7pm: Service Day in the Campus Gardens (meet at 5pm at the Sadler Center Terrace)

SEAC Secondhand Sale Collection, donation boxes located in all residence halls

Tuesday, April 19

Student Sustainability Poster Display in the Sadler Center Lobby (open all day)

SEAC Secondhand Sale Collection, donation boxes located in all residence halls

8pm-10pm: A night with Ciclovida, a movement of farmer-activists from Brazil, including a documentary screening, Q&A session, and music, Andrews Hall room 101

Wednesday, April 20

Student Sustainability Poster Display in the Sadler Center Lobby (open all day)

SEAC Secondhand Sale Collection, donation boxes located in all residence halls

1pm-2pm: Biofuels, Agrofuels, Farmers and Climate Change workshop led by Ciclovida, Chesapeake C in the Sadler Center

6:30pm-8:00pm:  The True Cost of Coal presentation by the Beehive Collective, a collective of artists, storytellers and activists: Andrews Hall room 101

Thursday, April 21

Student Sustainability Poster Display in the Sadler Center Lobby (open all day)

SEAC Secondhand Sale Collection, donation boxes located in all residence halls

8pm-9pm: Sustainability at W&M Documentary Screening and Open Forum, Swem Read and Relax Area

Friday, April 22

Student Sustainability Poster Display in the Sadler Center Lobby (open all day)

SEAC Secondhand Sale Collection, donation boxes located in all residence halls

10am-1pm:  Hazardous and Electronic Waste Collection Day, W&M Hall parking lot

2pm-4pm:  Chesapeake Bay Game, Tyler Hall room 102 (must RSVP to Randy Chambers rmcham@wm.edu for this event)

7pm-9pm:  Screening of Fresh: The Movie, Washington Hall room 201

Saturday, April 23

Student Sustainability Poster Display in the Sadler Center Lobby (open all day)

8am-12pm:  Williamsburg Farmer’s Market, Merchants Square in Colonial Williamsburg

11am-4pm:  Earth Day Celebration, Crim Dell Meadow

11:00 – Student and community environmental group tables open (including SEAC Secondhand Free Yard Sale)

11:15 – Band plays-Austin Powell

12:00 – Vegetarian feast provided by Dining Services

12:15 – President Taylor Reveley reads Dr. Suess’s The Lorax

1:00 – Band plays-David Adley and Friends

2:00 – Band plays-Thelonious Funk

2:50 – Band plays-Squash Blossoms

3:20 – Band plays-Rock River Gypsies

4:00 – End of Earth Week 2011

More details and further information can be found at the Earth Week website,http://www.wm.edu/sites/sustainability/Earth-Week-2011/index.php. Hope to see you there! Check back with the SEAC blog throughout the week to see pictures and updates.

In other exciting news, the recently-dormant SEAC blog is officially up and running.  Here, we will keep you updated on SEAC’s activities, as well as environmental issues on campus, in the community, and in the world at large. If you want to learn more about how to get involved with environmental issues on campus, come to Tyler 102 at 8:30 pm on Mondays for our weekly SEAC meetings. Hope to see you there!

-Sharon

April 18th, 2011


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