Univ. Sustainability Committee Hosts Environmentally Themed Events

by Roberta Seldon on April 17, 2012

The Association of Students of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Sustainability Committee is hosting “Focus Nebraska,” a week long celebration of Earth Day that will feature a range of environmentally themed events throughout the week, the Daily Nebraskan reports.

“It’s to celebrate Earth Day but also to increase awareness on campus,” Matan Gill, a junior construction management major and past chair of ASUN Sustainability Committee, told the Daily Nebraskan. “We want to push sustainability on campus and that starts with education as the foundation of that.”

Throughout the week, environmentally themed art will be on display in the Nebraska Union, and a set of large murals have been hung from the pillars of Selleck Hall. Other events for the week include:

*Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m.
Joel Sartore, a photographer, UNL alum and contributor to National Geographic, will be speaking on conservation and his experiences as a photographer

*Wednesday, April 18 at 3 p.m.
Focus Nebraska will be hosting a free yoga class in the greenspace in front of Selleck Hall

*Thursday, April 19 [all day]
An educational trailer will be playing in the Union Plaza

*Friday, April 20 [all day]
Students will be planting trees, flowers and shrubs near the Mueller Bell Tower

“A lot of our events are less lecture-based than last year,” Gill told the Daily Nebraskan. “We had ideas and we decided to foster them. We’re not always sure how they’ll turn out but usually we’re pleasantly surprised.”

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