SUNY Fredonia's "Wast-ing Away," the theme of SUNY Fredonia's 2013 Earth Week observance, examines the disposal nature of society - how a myriad of items, starting with food packaging and plastic beverage containers made for one-time use - are wreaking havoc with a planet being adversely impacted by dwindling resources and climate change.
Campus faculty, students and staff will host a full range of activities and events, including lectures, exhibits, an electronics recycling drive, green expo, nature walk, film festival and trash pickup between April 13 and April 22.
The keynote address, "The Perils of Plastic: Notes from the Ocean and Great Lakes," will be presented by the research team of Dr. Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummings, co-founders of 5 Gyres Institute, on April 18 at 7 p.m. at Rosch Recital Hall.
A theme has been selected for each day of the Earth Week observance. They are: Go Green (Saturday); Green and Clean (Sunday); Treasure Our Planet (Monday); Flow, for the Love of Water (Tuesday); Social Justice (Wednesday); Wasting Away (April 18); Stop the Invasion (April 19); Awareness (April 20); Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute (April 21); Earth Day ( April 22); and Stop the Invasion (April 27).
This year's Earth Week events include: