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Creighton to host free Earth Day events

Creighton to host free Earth Day events

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Creighton University is celebrating Earth Week through Friday, with a number of celebrations, lectures, film screenings and other events across campus.

Here’s a listing of Creighton's Earth Week events:

Monday

5 p.m. — “Mother Kuskokwim” mini-documentary screening at the Harper Center auditorium. This documentary, produced by Creighton’s Backpack Journalism group, profiles the Yup’ik people of southwestern Alaska and the challenges they face as the result of poverty and climate change. “Mother Kuskokwim” has earned accolades from four film festivals, most recently the Princeton Environmental Film Festival.

7 to 8:30 p.m. — An educational panel about climate change features Creighton faculty and students. Held in Harper 3028.

Tuesday

5 p.m. — Bill Moore, editor in chief of EV World, a publication about electronic vehicles, will present for Energy Technology Program students in Room 119 of the Eppley Arts and Sciences Building. Moore’s talk will focus on electric vehicle charging stations and he will also demonstrate the use of an electric bicycle.

Wednesday

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — A Tai Chi master from the Omaha Healing Arts Center will lead students, staff and faculty through a few sessions of Tai Chi on the Skinner Mall. Herbal teas will also be served.

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. — We Matter Climate Walk, the signature event of Creighton’s Earth Week celebration, is undertaken to promote climate-change awareness and to show younger generations they have a voice in this pressing issue. Students, staff and faculty will take part in this walk around campus and on nearby streets.

Thursday

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — The Environmental Science Club hosts Plants for Progress, encouraging the Creighton community to learn about flower or vegetable gardening in residence halls.

Friday

Noon to 1 p.m. — The Arbor Day tree-planting ceremony will take place between the Hitchcock and Humanities buildings on the Creighton campus.

For an online schedule or more information, click here.

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