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Subject: EARTHWEEK SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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The Environmental Issues Commission of the U of M, Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA) is pleased to announce the 1997 Earthweek Schedule of
Events.  There are over 30 organizations and businesses participating in
the event.  Below the schedule are also seperate descriptions for a few of
the major events.
 
 
                EARTHWEEK 1997: LOVE YOUR MOTHER, THERE IS NO OTHER
                        April 18 - Earthday April 22
                      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
                  for more info email earthweek97@umich.edu
                                sponsored by MSA
 
FRIDAY APRIL 18:
                  Live Music:  Transmission
                  Diag 12-1pm
 
                  Earthbeat: A drum circle & face painting
                  Bring your own drum
                  Diag 1-2pm
 
                  Trash on the Diag
                  A display of campus waste
                  12-6pm
 
                  Worm Bin Demonstration
                  How to Compost
                  Diag 12-2pm
 
                  CRITICAL MASS BIKE RIDE  (see description below)
                  Promoting alternatives to cars
                  Starts in the Diag
                  Meet at 4:30 with your bike
 
 
SATURDAY APRIL 19:
                  HANDS ON THE PLANET           (see description below)
                  Environmental Service Day
                  sign up around campus
                  10-4pm
 
                  Invasive Plants Cleaning Day
                  Arboretum 12-4pm
 
                  Environmental Awareness Day
                  UM Flint Campus, all day
 
                  Local Organizing to Preserve Open Space &
                  Natural Features
                  MI League, 7-9pm
 
 
SUNDAY APRIL 20:
                  Working for the Earth: Careers in the Env. Field
                  Parker Room, MI Union, 2-3pm
 
                  In Your Backyard: Local Activism with the Sierra Club
                  Parker Room, MI Union, 2-3pm
 
                  Earthday Festival
                  Leslie Science Center, 1-5pm
 
        LANA POLLACK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
                  Anderson Room D, MI Union, 5pm
 
                  Baraka Movie
                  MI Theater, 9:15pm
 
 
MONDAY APRIL 21:
                  Race-Poverty-Environment: Environmental Justice Today
                  Diag & Sidewalks, 11-1pm
 
                  Global Village Presentation
                  Diag, 12-12:15pm
 
                  Live Music
                  Diag, 12:15-1pm
 
                  Envirodinner in Couzens Hall
                  4:45-7:30pm
 
 
 
TUESDAY APRIL 22: EARTHDAY
 
                  Live Radio Broadcast by Q103 All Day
 
                  Live Music: Drive Train
                  Diag, 12-1pm
 
                  ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION & BUSINESS FAIR
                  Diag, 10-3pm
                  Rain location, Anderson Rooms, MI Union
                  (see description below)
 
                  Children's Earth Flag Raising
                  Afternoon, Diag
 
                  Call Your Legislators with Cellular Phones
                  Diag, 10-3pm
 
                  Books for Development
                  Book Drive, Diag, 10-4pm
 
                  The Natural Mile
                  midnight
 
 
ONGOING ENVIRONMENTAL EVENTS DURING EARTHWEEK:
 
-Recycled Notebook Sales        -Toronto Trash Campaign
-Humanitee Fundraiser           -Ann Arbor Business Audit Release
-Chlorine Free Paper in
  various computing sites
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL EVENTS BEFORE/AFTER EARTHWEEK:
 
-Timber Sales Appeal Workshop
  April 17, 4-6:30pm, 1040 Dana
 
-Environmentally Friendly Moveout in the Residence Halls
  April 24-May 2
 
-Operation Reduce & Reuse in Ann Arbor
  Environmentaly Friendly moveout off campus
  April 25-May 3
 
 
MAJOR EVENT DESCRIPTIONS
 
Critical Mass Bike Run          April 18th, approx.5:00-5:30 pm
 
        The purpose of this event is to educate people of the negative
effects of automobile usage on the environment.  By conducting the bike
run, participants hope to convince people to ride their bicycles (as
opposed to driving cars) as much as possible.  There will be educational
yinformation passed out at the event.  There is no sign-up necessary and
bikers of all ages are encouraged to attend.
        The bikers will congregate on the University of Michigan Diag at
4:45pm.  At 5:00pm, they will ride to the Michigan Union where they will
leave the sidewalk and enter State St.  They will then ride
throughout campus. THe Department of Public Safety has been generous
enough to donate two patrol cars who will meet the bikers at the Union and
accompany them on their route through town.  There will also be officers
on bicycles participating in the event.
        This event is sponsored by MSA and Students for SNRE, the student
government of the School of Natural Resources.  Special thanks to DPS, the
Ann Arbor bicycle program office, Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society, and
all groups and individuals participating.
 
 
"Hands On The Planet" Community Service Day             April 19th, 10am -4pm
 
        Hands on the Planet is the Earth Week environmental service day.
This year there are predicted to be 150 volunteers doing work at over 10
sites in the Ann  Arbor and Metro Detroit areas.  The program began last
year as a way to give students a chance to have some "hands on"
environmental activism as part of Earth Week.
        Sites this year include potting plants for Ann Arbor Hands on
Museum, cleaning up the Huron River, helping the Leslie Science Learning
Center set up for their big Earth Day bash on Sunday, helping construct a
children's garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, clearing invasive species
with Natural Area Preservation of the Ann Arbor Parks and Rec. Dept.,
helping the Nature Conservancy clear invasive species at Ives Road Fenn,
helping clear invasive species with Nichols Arboretum, doing political
activism with PIRGIM (the Sierra Club defense fund), helping Project GROW
redo their children's garden and set up for Earth Day, join in at a big
environmental rally and conference in Fling focused around big
environmental isues in Michigan, working at recyling drop-off sites with
Recycle Ann Arbor, and educating communities about composting in
conjunction with S.O.R.R.O.W. (a campus group devoted to encouraging
composting waste).
        State Rep. Liz Brater will be the keynote speaker.  Caribou coffee
is generously providing coffee and free Hands on the Planet t-shirts to
all volunteers.  The program begins at 10 a.m. on Sat. April 19th in Room
1040 of the Dana Bldg. Walk-ins are welcome. Those looking for more info.
or to sign up should contact Joel Hoffman at jchman@umich.edu or 930-0983.
 
 
Environmental Organization and Business Fair            April 22, 10am -3pm
 
        Local and state-wide businesses and organizations will have booths
on the Diag all day.  Many environmental groups such as the League of
Conservation Voters will have information on current environmental issues
as well as simple things visitors can do to help the environment, such as
writing letters and signing petitions.  There will also be cellular phones
available (donated by Ameritech) for anyone wishing to call their
legislators or congresspersons.
        There will also be several environmentally-friendly businesses
displaying their products as well as information about their
environmentally-friendly practices.  They will also be handing out free
products.
        At the fair, the campus group ENACT (Environmental Action) will
announce the results of their semester-long survey of the most
environmentally-friendly Ann Arbor businesses.  The businesses were
divided up into classes such as restaurants or copy stores and were rated
on such things as the amount of material they recycle and availability of
environmentally-friendly products for customers.
 
____________________________________________________________________________
                        Coming soon, get excited.....
 
        EARTHWEEK 1997:  LOVE YOUR MOTHER, THERE IS NO OTHER
                        April 18 - EARTHDAY April 22
                     University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
                For more info email earthweek97@umich.edu
 
 

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