Earth Day Events 2008
UK College of Agriculture Community Supported Agriculture Project
Support local farmers and enjoy a variety of fresh produce. Applications are now being accepted for the 2008 season.
Earth Days in the Bluegrass
Earth Day 2008 is April 22. A variety of activities are being held during the month of April.
Visit Earthdaysinthebluegrass.org for more details.
Following are just a few of the many events that will take place during the month of April. Visit Earthdaysinthebluegrass.org for complete details:
Community Service Events
Volunteering is a great way to experience the beauty of the bluegrass while helping preserve it! Get your hands dirty keeping KY clean at these service events. All volunteers will receive a free Earth days in the Bluegrass t-shirt.
April 5th Community Gardening Volunteer Day
April 12th Volunteer Day at the UK Arboretum
April 19th Reforest the Bluegrass
Tuesday April 8th
Garbage: The Revolution Starts at Home
6:30pm UK Student Center Room 211
A feature documentary about how the family household has become one of the most ferocious environmental predators of our time. Steve Feese, director of solid waste for LFUCG, will introduce the film and present on the economic and environmental impacts of waste reduction in the bluegrass. Co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department
Tuesday April 15
Bird of Prey of Kentucky demonstration
6pm Center Theater, UK Student Center
Raptors, or birds of prey, are majestic creatures and important members of Kentucky eco-systems. Raptor Rehab (www.raptorrehab.org/) will be on campus with at least 5 of these incredible birds. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see these owls, falcons, eagles and hawks face-to-face. FREE!
Wednesday April 16
Worm Composting Workshop
6pm Visitor Center, UK Arboretum (www.uky.edu/Arboretum)
Learn how to turn kitchen waste into rich compost for your plants – using worms! Amanda Gumbert will demonstrate the construction of a simple worm bin for indoor composting. Worm bin kits will be given away as door prizes to lucky participants, but Please pre-register at 859/257-9339. Cost: $2
Wednesday April 23
Panel discussion: Water Issues in the Bluegrass
6pm Student Center Room 230
Water experts from the Bluegrass area will join together for a discussion panel on current water issues. Panelists will include Charlie Martin from Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government to address the EPA Consent Decree, Steve Workman from UK’s Cane Run restoration project, Sandy Camargo with CDP Engineers to discuss their watershed efforts, and a representative from KY American Water Company to discuss water supply issues.
Tuesday, April 29
Tour of coal powered heat plant and Delta Room
12pm Front Steps of Peterson Service Building
(Between Limestone and Upper in front of Taylor Education)
UK burns more than 40,000 tons of coal a year to generate heat and steam on campus. There will be a 30 min tour of the coal-fired heat plant followed by a brief tour of the Delta Control Room, the central power control center for campus. Come see how we use coal and discuss the impacts of our energy choices.
Contact Robin Michler for more details at Michler@uky.edu