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Events, activities planned by students to mark Earth Week, Earth Day

April 16, 2012

UW-Stout will mark Earth Week this week, leading up to Earth Day Sunday, with several events on and near campus.

On Sunday, April 15, the student group Greensense picked up trash along Highway 29 west of Menomonie.

On Wednesday: sustainability aspects of the renovated Memorial Student Center will be featured in tours of the building during the grand reopening from 1:30-4 p.m.; the Natural Areas Club will hold a tree planting event from 4-6 p.m. at the outdoor classroom, south of Nelson Field; and at 6:30 p.m. in Ballroom C of the student center, the documentary “Fuel” will be shown. After the film at 7 p.m., speaker Jim Swanson will present “800 Miles to Nowhere: Canoeing the Arctic.”

On Friday a special Earth Week event will be from noon to 4 p.m. on the lawn south of the student center. Events will include T-shirt tie-dying, yoga, a leave-no-trace clinic and a pot-your-own plant event. Information booths will include Greensense, Natural Areas Club, Social Science Society, Terracycle and Menomonie Market Food Co-op.

On Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m., the Social Science Society will hold a work day at Otter Creek Growers Farm near Ridgeland.

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