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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

We Matter WalkClimate Action Meeting

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

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Sustainability: Coal in North Omaha

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For more than a year, a small but vocal group of environmental and community activists has been pressing the Omaha Public Power District to stop burning coal at its North Omaha Station.

 They say that the 59-year-old plant, along the Missouri River a couple of miles south of the Mormon Bridge, is pumping out sulfur dioxide, mercury and other pollutants that they believe are linked to higher-than-average rates of asthma in northeast Omaha.

 OPPD says it has kept up with increasingly restrictive rules about pollution and doesn’t believe the plant can be linked to health problems. Call the OPPD board at 1-888-430-7789 and let them know that you want your power to come from affordable clean energy instead of dirty coal plants

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Upcoming Events: We Matter Walk: Our Climate, Our Future

We Matter Walk: Our Climate, Our Future

On Friday, April 26th from 3:30-6pm the CCSJ and GreenJays are hosting the We Matter Walk! The goal of this walk is to promote climate change awareness and to show that younger generations have a voice on the issue. Before the walk, there will be live music from Tom Breiding (a well known Bluegrass singer that has an environmental focus) as well as Creighton student bands. There will also be free food and drinks!!
The schedule of the afternoon is as follows:
3:30 Tom Breiding plays on lawn. Light food and beverages are served.
4:15-5:00 Creighton student bands
5:00 Gather in front of KFC. Begin walk. (We will head down Creighton’s Mall to 24th St., south on 24th to Dodge St., and west on Dodge St. to the Union Pacific building where we will turn around).
6:00 Finish walk at Creighton University
If you are interested in helping make posters/signs for the walk, come to the CCSJ this Friday, April 19th, from 4-5pm.
For more information, contact the GreenJays president Allie Clark at alexandriaclark@creighton.edu or Hannah Mullally at hannahmullally@creightonedu.

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Sustainability: Tell President Obama to join the conversation on climate!

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Tens of thousands of Americans have joined the conversation on climate, both online as well as in living rooms, in townhalls and churches, and at film screenings and rallies. The momentum is building, and there have been dozens of events in just the last few weeks. Ask the president to join the national conversation he helped start. Show him the tremendous energy of our movement, and invite him to lay out his process for moving forward on climate.

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Sustainability: Climate Action

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On February 17, nearly 50,000 Americans and 168 different organizations marched to the president’s front door to demand we go forward on climate action. This wasn’t just a one-time rally, but rather it was the beginning of a movement.
Now we need to show President Obama that those marchers represented millions of us across the country. There are three steps President Obama can take right now, without waiting on Congress, to start fulfilling his promise to lead on climate. It’s up to you to help him take those steps.
Call the White House today at (202) 456-1111 and tell them that, for the sake of our future, we need President Obama to: Stop Keystone XL and other tar sands infrastructure, enact strong standards to limit carbon pollution from our nation’s dirty power plants, and protect America’s lands from oil, coal, and fracking. If the line is busy, keep trying! Help keep track of our united progress by reporting your call here!

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