NMU Plans Earth Week Activities

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Northern Michigan University will mark the 9th annual Anderton's Earth Week April 17-22 with a variety of activities planned by students organizations such as EcoReps and the NMU Conservation Club. Below is the full schedule:

Monday, April 17: The Organization for Outdoor Recreation Professionals will host a Wetmore Pond hike from 1-3 p.m. EcoReps will host a pin-making workshop centered around the “identities of sustainability campaign” from noon to 4 p.m. on the first floor of Jamrich. Then, from 5-6:30 p.m. NMU's Hoop House hosts a natural tie-dye workshop at room 3704 of The Science Building. They ask those who attend to bring their own thing to dye.

Tuesday, April 18: Two events will be offered from noon to 4 p.m.: Another EcoReps pin-making workshop in the same location; and a Cycling Club Tuesday Tune-up event outside of The Woods. Students are able to bring their bikes to the event to get help with small repairs.

Wednesday, April 19: Environmental/sustainability-based student organizations will participate in an Earth Fest tabling event from noon to 4 p.m. on the first floor of Jamrich Hall. They will discuss the topic of sustainability and what they can do as students, while also promoting their organizations. The Organization for Outdoor Recreation Professionals will host a Wetmore Pond hikes from 1-3 p.m. That evening, the Eta Chi chapter of the Gamma Theta Upsilon fraternity will hold an environmental career panel from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in room 235B of Harden Hall.

Thursday: April 20: For those looking to get involved in making the world a greener place, there will be a DivestNMU March for Climate Action from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Wildcat Statue. This is meant to raise awareness of the climate crisis and encourage the university to divest from fossil fuels.

Friday, April 21: The Student Equity and Engagement Center will hold a "Hike and Hang" at Wetmore Landing/Little Presque Isle. More details and registration information can be found here.

Saturday, April 22: Two community cleanups are planned: one at the Marquette Commons and McCarty's Cove from noon to 2 p.m., hosted by the NMU Conservation Club; and another from 2-4 p.m. at Presque Isle Park, hosted by the NMU Fisheries and Wildlife Association (rides available from the NMU greenhouse at 1:45 p.m.).

Anderton's Earth Week honors the memory of John Anderton, an NMU alumnus, professor and former head of the Department of Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences who passed away unexpectedly in March 2014 at age 49. 

For more information, contact the Conservation Club at nmucc@nmu.edu, or EcoReps at ecoreps@nmu.edu.

Prepared By

Ian McCullough
Student Writer

Categories: Around NMU, Strategic Plan