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CU Earth Week 2015

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You are invited to Creighton Earth Week 2015

 April 20th-24th: Join us to both celebrate and protect our Earth with a variety of events this week!

Monday, April 20th:

1) Dust Off Your Bike • 11 am-1 pm on the Mall

  • Come and tune up your bike on the Mall with students from the BikeNest.

2) Spring Cleaning and Soil Preparation • 1 pm at the Greenhouse (Hixson-Lied court yard)

  • Your hands are needed to get the Greenhouse ready for summer planting!

3) Mother Kuskokwim Mini-Documentary Screening https://vimeo.com/105459110 • 5 pm Harper Auditorium

  • Come and see the latest Backpack Journalism Mini-Documentary. 

4) Climate Change Panel and an Advocacy Action • 7-8:30 pm in Harper 3028

  • Come and hear perspectives on both the effects of climate change and what we can do to save our planet from further degredation. Creighton Students, Faculty, and Staff: Dr. Richard Miller, Fr. John Shea SJ, Joey Wichep, and Fr. Michael Flecky SJ will be presenting.

Tuesday, April 21st:

1) Speaker: Bill Moore, Editor in Chief of EV (Electric Vehicle) World • 5 pm in Eppley 119

  • Come hear Bill Moore talk about Electric Vehicles and his work with EV World.

Wednesday, April 22nd:

1) Tea and Tai Chi • 1:30-3:30 pm on the Mall

  • Enjoy tea and learn Tai Chi from a local master on the Mall!

2) *We Matter Climate Walk • 3:30-5:00 pm, Gather on the Mall*​

  • Come and show your support to end climate change. Gather on the Mall for music and celebration before walking downtown for our big CU Earth Week event!

Thursday, April 23rd:

1) Plants for Progress • 10am-12:30 pm on the Mall

  • Come to the mall to pot a plant for your dorm or home with the Environmental Science Club!

 

For any questions please contact CatherineKeating@creighton.edu or MinhLe@creighton.edu 

Sponsors:

CCSJ Ignatian Advocacy Team, Energy Technology Program, Student Life, Program in Environmental Science, Environmental Science Club, Energy Technology Program, Theology Department, Cortina, Office of Multicultural Affairs, GreenJays, Sustainability Council

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Upcoming Events: Climate Action Meeting

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All are welcome to the meeting at Augustana Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 7th, from 11:45am-2pm.

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Economic Justice: The Farm Bill

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In the past month, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) received cuts. A bipartisan Conference Committee with both senators and representatives are now negotiating the combination of the House’s Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act (H.R. 3102) and the Senate’s Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 (S. 954). Please urge your Senators and Representative to make the right choice for the families who rely on SNAP, 76% of whom are children, people with disabilities, or seniors.

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Upcoming Events: Immigration Advocacy Alliance Meeting

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Come to the meeting on Friday, December 6th, from 1-2:30pm at 42nd and Center!

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Upcoming Events: I Learn America

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The children of immigrants are the new Americans. How we fare in welcoming them will determine the nature of this country in the 21st century and beyond. Schools have a unique role in bridging divides between newcomers and longer-term students and families, which helps all students succeed. “I Learn America” is a must-see new film on the experiences and challenges faced by a group of young immigrants adapting to their new country. The free screening is on Thursday, December 5th at the Joslyn Art Museum. At 6:00 pm there will be a dessert reception, followed by the screening at 7:00 pm.

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Economic Justice: Farm Bill

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The House and Senate conferees are currently negotiating a final farm bill package. This could have serious implications for the future of international food aid and to people on SNAP. Your members of Congress need to hear from you! Send an email or call (800-826-3688).

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