UNCG will partner with the non-profit organization Sustainable Greensboro to celebrate Earth Day 2011. This event is meant to offer interactive activities and educational opportunities for both college students and the Greensboro community.
Earth Day will be celebrated on April 21.
Earth Day festivities will be on campus along College Avenue and in Foust Park from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Groups from the campus and community will be hosting activities and informational tables. Below is a partial listing of activities:
- Jeans Collection (old jeans will be recycled into housing insulation)
- E Waste Center (computers, etc.)
- CFL / Incandescent Light bulb exchange
- Sidewalk Chalk Mural
- Children’s Story Corner
- Bike Clinics
- Live Music
- Tree Planting
- Tours of UNCGreensboro Gardens.
[Editor’s note: A tour of the new LEED certified School of Education building, originally scheduled for Earth Day, has been canceled due to furniture move-in, according to Jessica Trotman.]
The after-party, hosted by Sustainable Greensboro with sponsorship by Natty Greene’s, will begin at 4 p.m. and last into the evening.
The world premier of Anthony Fragola’s “Another Corleone: Another Sicily, Living Sustainably in the Land of the Godfather,” a film that focuses on the lands confiscated from the mafia in Corleone, the town made famous by Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather,” will be held at the Weatherspoon at 6:30 p.m.
The film illustrates the progress of Sicilian cooperatives to form self-sustaining ventures that provide meaningful work and economic freedom from mafia control by producing organically grown products. Fragola (Media Studies) will lead a post-screening discussion with local experts on how Greensboro can move into a sustainable future. The screening is sponsored by UNCG’s Sustainability Committee.