UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, but Penn State will celebrate Earth Day(s) with a variety of events for students, faculty, staff and the community throughout April. Activities are scheduled across the Commonwealth at many of Penn State's campuses, from Berks to University Park to Shenango. Join in the conversation on social media using #PSUEarthDays and visit the Earth Day(s) website to see how you can get involved.
At University Park:
There will be a free screening of the film “The Age of Consequences” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the State Theatre. A panel discussion will follow the screening.
The Penn State Student Farm Club invites the community to join them for Dinner and a Movie with the Student Farm on Monday, April 18. The Local Foods Night will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in Redifer Commons and will be immediately followed by a screening and panel discussion of "Just Eat It," a documentary on food waste, from 7 to 9 p.m. in 102 Thomas Building. Both events are open to the public.
There will be a free screening of the 30-minute documentary “Managing Risk in a Changing Climate” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the State Theatre. A panel discussion will follow the screening.
The gift from the class of 2014, the HUB Green Roof Terrace, will be officially dedicated at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 21, at the HUB-Robeson Center.
At Penn State Berks:
There will be free screenings of the documentaries “Good Food” (7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12) and “Dirty Business” (7 p.m. Monday, April 17). Both films will be shown in Room 5 of the Luerssen Building, with panel discussions following the screenings.
Penn State Berks will also host Earth Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, on the Perkins Lawn. There will be fun and educational activities, engaging and informative demonstrations, and attendees will be eligible to win prizes.
Additional information and more events can be found at earthday.psu.edu, including a list of events occurring at many Penn State campuses, including Penn State Altoona and Shenango. If your campus is hosting an Earth Day event that you don’t see on the calendar, let us know about it by emailing [email protected].
Any questions should also be sent to [email protected].