Westminster College Earth Week Activities Announced

Friday, April 19, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Earth Week celebration will include activities through the end of April.

Highlights include:

April 19-21
"Promised Land" Movie - Mueller Theater, Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m.   
and 10 p.m., and Sunday at  9 p.m.; Sponsored by Campus Programming Council.         

April 19 
Datashed Training Workshop ­- Field Station, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Sponsored by Stream Restoration, Inc. and hosted by Environmental Programs.

Sustainable Urban Stormwater Management - Learning from Green Infrastructure Implementation in the Nine Mile Run Watershed - Witherspoon Room in McKelvey Campus Center, at 7:30 p.m.; Speaker is Sara Powell, MS; Sponsored by Penn-Ohio Border Section.

April 20                       
E-Recycling Drive - Hoyt Science Center Loading Dock, 9 a.m.-noon. For a list of recyclable materials view www.westminster.edu/greenav. Organized by Audio Visual Services.

April 21                       
Open Door Worship - Earth Day Vespers - Edmiston Meditation Labyrinth (weather permitting), at 7 p.m. Service will be followed by a bonfire with hot dogs and
s'mores. In case of rain, service will be held at Anderson Amphitheatre. Sponsored by the Chapel Office and Church Relations.

Bio Trail Clean-Up - Starting at the Field Station, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega.

April 22
Earth Day Canoe Tour - Meeting at Brittain Lake Dock, 3-5 p.m.; Refreshments will be provided. Organized by Sierra Student Coalition (SSC). For reservations RSVP to SSC by April 20.

April 22-28
Edible Waste Challenge - Duff Student Center, all week. Progress will be displayed all month. Sponsored by Sodexo.

April 22-27
Reusable Cup Week - The TUB and Titan Club, all week. Bring your own reusable cup for a free 32 oz. fountain drink. Sponsored by Sodexo.

April 25
Environmental Programs Lunch Seminar: Making Recycled Paper: From Waste to Good Taste! - HSC 352 (Chemistry Lab), 12:45-1:30 p.m.; Sponsored by Environmental Program and Erin Sullivan `14.

April 26                     
"Disney's Earth" Movie - Mueller Theater, 5:30-7 p.m.; Organized by Tri Beta.

April 30
Environmental Programs Lunch Seminar: Hydraulic Fracturing 101: An Overview of the Science of Fracking ­- Hoyt Science Center, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by Environmental Programs and SSC.

Click here for a complete and updated schedule of events. 

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.