Events announced for Earth Week 2017

Globe in the Grass
Credit: Penn State

Penn State Altoona will present a series of events in commemoration of Earth Week, Monday - Friday, April 17-21, 2017. All events are free to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

On Monday, April 17, the Penn State Altoona Progressive Democrats, College Republicans, and Young Global Speakers will present "Policies for the Planet." Members of these organizations will explore environmental policies via a civil debate. The event will be held in room 101 of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts from 7 - 9 p.m.

In "Speaking Sustainably," Penn State Altoona science faculty and historians will discuss their viewpoints on sustainability and other diverse topics of environmentalism. The event will take place Tuesday, April 18, from noon - 1 p.m. in room 122B of the Slep Student Center.

On Wednesday, April 19, students and faculty will present "Reading Nature," an event featuring readings of favorite environmental texts, including books, poems, and other types of literature. The event will take place in the Fireside Lounge of the Slep Student Center from 7 - 9 p.m.

The open-mic event "Sounds Green to Me!" will be held Thursday, April 20, from noon - 1 p.m. in room 101 of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Join Penn State Altoona students, faculty, and staff at this open-mic by singing your favorite environmentally themed tunes, both contemporary and historic in-style.

On Friday, April 21, will wrap up Earth Week with a "Spring Run Clean-Up." Join the Penn State Altoona Sustainability Council from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in cleaning up our local waterway. Contact Erin Nachtman at [email protected] to RSVP. This event starts at the Laurel Pavilion at 9 a.m. and spans from Spring Run Stadium to Chestnut Avenue.

Students, faculty, staff, and all others are also encouraged to attend the March for Science in Washington, D.C. on Earth Day, April 22.

Penn State Altoona's Earth Week events are presented by the Penn State Altoona Environmentalist Coalition, Progressive Democrats, College Republicans, and the Young Global Speakers.