Earth Day 365
April 20-25, 2015
Join us for a celebration of sustainable living as UCM and the Warrensburg community come together for a week of events featuring something for everyone. The mission of UCM Earth Day 365, which centers around the worldwide celebration of Earth Day on April 22, is to foster an appreciation for sustainable living every day, 365 days per year.
Monday, April 20
Haute Trash Fashion Show
Elliott Student Union ballroom, 7 p.m.
The kickoff event for Earth Day 365 returns for the fifth year with a fashion show of fashions created from recyclable materials modeled by UCM fashion merchandising students and campus and community volunteer models. Art and photography show by UCM and area high school students
Tuesday, April 21
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Elliott Student Union atrium
As part of UCM’s efforts to encourage sustainability, paper shredding will be available to the campus and community. The service will be provided free of charge by the UCM Print Production Center. The shredding meets guidelines for confidentiality and full destruction..
Wednesday, April 22
Earth Week Community Service Day
UCM students will be working on services projects across the campus and throughout the community from��3:30 to 6 p.m.��The event is coordinated by Student Volunteer Services in the Office of Student Activities. Volunteers should sign up��here.
Electronic Waste Symposium
The student organization Creativity and Innovation Associates will team with the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusivity to present a symposium on electronic waste from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Ward Edwards Building. Room number TBA
Thursday, April 24
The Sustainable, Green and Healthy Luncheon
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Elliott Union 236
Sodexo, the university’s dining services provider, will offer a green luncheon using, where available, local ingredients in season. Representatives of Gould Evans Architects will present the program on the sustainable features incorporated into the design and construction of The Crossing/South at Holden, the residential and retail complex under construction on the UCM campus. Reservations are being accepted through April 22. Make reservations here.
Saturday, April 26
"What Will I Do?" Family Festival
1:30-3:30 p.m. UCM Mitchell Street Farm
Warrensburg’s Citizens for Environmental Action will join UCM in hosting “What Will I Do?”, a family festival that includes a variety of events on Saturday at the UCM University Farm located on Mitchell Street. Local vendors will be available with produce in season and homemade consumables such as honey and soap, with demonstrations of herb planting, composting and straw bale gardening available. Various energy-saving devices and alternative energy sources will be on display, and demonstrations on recycling will be available.
The CEA and the UCM Automotive Technology Program will host the Green Transportation Car Show from 2-5 p.m. in the parking lot of the Church of Christ, Mitchell and Hamilton streets. Hybrid and electric vehicles from a variety of manufacturers will be on display, with personnel available to answer questions.
Throughout the week, the UCM Office of Sustainability will sponsor "Kill the Cup." In an effort to reduce the amount of disposable cups that end up landfills, Einstein Brothers will offer refills in your own cup from April 20 through April 25 at their locations in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and the James C. Kirkpatrick Library.
All UCM Earth Day 365 events are free and open to the public.