Students for Environmental Action Host Earth Week 2008

April 15, 2008

Event Contact
Nicole Moore

Media Contact:
Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037

MACON — Mercer University’s Students for Environmental Action are sponsoring a series of events for Earth Week 2008, April 15-22, organized under the title, it “Feels Good to be Green.” The SEA will hold several student events, including the weeklong “Go Green!” Campaign, encouraging students to take steps toward a greener future. The SEA will also host a number of free public events.

Free Public Events Include:

Beyond an “Inconvenient Truth”
Vicki Coulter, a member of the Climate Project who was personally trained by Al Gore, will lead a discussion with Robert Hargrove, professor of chemistry, concerning the causes of and ways to address global warming.
Tuesday, April 15, 4:30 p.m.
Conference Room II, Connell Student Center

Picnic and Jazz
Co-sponsored with the College Hill Corridor Commission
Bring a picnic and hear free Jazz at Historic Riverside Cemetery
Sunday, April 20, 5 to 8 p.m.
Riverside Cemetery

Earth Week Movie: “The 11th Hour”
Monday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Willet Science Center, Lecture Hall

Shindig on the Green: An Earth Day Celebration
Tree Planting, Rubbish-to-Art Competition, Try-A-Bike
Music at 6:30 p.m. featuring Scott Baston and the News Architects
Tuesday, April 22, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tattnall Square Park

Please contact Nicole Moore at Nicole.Marie.Moore@student.mercer.edu

About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has 7,300 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah; three regional academic centers across the state; a university press; two teaching hospitals — Memorial Health University Medical Center and the Medical Center of Central Georgia; educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
www.mercer.edu.
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