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American Democracy Project

Dr. Shari Bax
Administration Building 214
Warrensburg, MO 64093
660-543-4114
bax@ucmo.edu





earthweek2010

ADP Events for Earth Week 2010

Change Your Behavior, Change Our World

April 17-22

The American Democracy Project will be sponsoring the following events as part of the univerity’s Earth Week Celebration.

Saturday, April 17

10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Volunteer Service Day – This event will encourage and promote volunteer service within our community to help save our Earth.  Sign in will be at 10 a.m. at Selmo Park.  At 11 a.m. lunch will be provided to the first 150 participants registered.  After lunch volunteers will be sent to different service locations.  To pre-register contact Melissa Looper at 660-543-8642 or looper@ucmo.edu.  Sponsored by AmeriCorp Vista, the President’s Commission on Sustainability, the UCM Recycling Office, and American Democracy Project.

Monday, April 19

3:30 p.m. “It’s All Around Us”– John Hess, professor emeritus of biology and earth science and published photographer, will speak in the Elliott Union Charno Room.  Refreshments will be provided. 

Tuesday, April 20

12:00 p.m. “The Options:  Migration, Adaptation, or Extinction!” (– Robert Mann, founder of Bridging the Gap, will speak in Elliott Union 117.  When habitat changes, all other species (plant or animal) migrate, adapt, or become extinct.  Human habitat is dramatically changing.  Which option will we choose?  Dessert will be provided. 

3:30 p.m.  The Chances of the World Changing (3:30 p.m.) – This film by Daniel Metzgar and Neil Carden Grey will be shown in the Elliott Union Charno Room.  The plot is about an artist who abandons his life's work to build an ark filled with hundreds of endangered animals.  This film is provided courtesy of"Point of View,”the award winning independent non-fiction film series.  Refreshments will be provided. 

Wednesday, April 21

3:30 p.m. Green Short-film Festival (3:30 p.m.) – Lawn by Monteith McCollum and selections from POV's Borders series will be shown in Elliott Union 219.  This film is provided courtesy of "Point of View,”the award winning independent non-fiction film series.   Refreshments will be provided. 

Thursday, April 22

11:00 a.m. Green Luncheon: “Greensburg, Kansas: From Total Destruction to America's Model Green Community"– Daniel Wallach, Greensburg, Kan., will make a presentation via Skype in Elliott Union 236.  A lunch of organic, locally grown foods will be provided to the first 100 people to register. Additional seating will be available. Please contact Julia Kerr at kerr@ucmo.edu to reserve your free lunch ticket .  

All Earth Week 2010 events are free of charge.