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Earth Day Activities on Campus April 19-21

Posted: April 4, 2017

Western Nevada College, Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Nevada Green Institute are joining forces to celebrate Earth Day with activities April 19-22 on the Carson City campus.

Earth Day is a time to learn about environmental and climate issues, sustainable best practices, recycling, and more.

WNC has planned a number of Earth Day events, including the showing of a Leonardo DiCaprio film on climate change, as well as several environment speakers and information booths. The public is invited to celebrate the following Earth Day events at WNC at no charge.

Wednesday, April 19: Earth Day Film Festival, Marlette Hall, Cedar Building. Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell will welcome attendees and kick off Earth Day festivities with a short speech at 11 a.m. Afterward, Leonardo DiCaprio’s film, “Before the Flood,” will be shown multiple times, including 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

In the film, DiCaprio explores the topic of climate change and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

Thursday, April 20: Environmental speakers and information booths. At 3 p.m. at Marlette Hall, WNC biology instructor Johanna Foster and Aster Girma, founder and executive director of Nevada Green Institute, explain the core and causes of climate change, its effects on our community and actions residents can take to reduce impacts. After the lectures, audience members can ask questions to create further discussion.

At 6:30 p.m. at Marlette Hall, climate scientist Dr. Charles Goldman is scheduled to speak. Goldman is a distinguished professor emeritus of limnology at University of California, Davis and president of the World Water and Climate Foundation.

Friday, April 21: Campus Cleanup, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rotary Plaza. Faculty staff and students will do their part to beautify the campus.

Saturday, April 22: March for Science carpools to Reno from Carson City campus, 8:30 a.m. The Northern Nevada March for Science is a peaceful march in support of science. More than 200 cities worldwide will march to protect scientific censorship. RSVP your interest and/or volunteer to drive by contacting Craig Robinson at craig.robinson@wnc.edu.