Sustainability Lessons Lead Scranton's Earth Week Events

04/02/09

The University of Scranton, the City of Scranton and DxDempsey: Architecture + Design have organized more than a dozen events for Earth Week 2009. For additional information visit www.scranton.edu/sustainability or www.scrantonpa.gov.

Saturday, April 18, (Arbor Day)
E-Cycling - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The University of Scranton will collect electronics for recycling. The event is being organized by SIFE, Physical Plant, Apex Waste Services/Waste Management and Efollet Bookstore. Linden Street at Monroe Avenue. A fee of $5 is requested to help cover the cost to recycle the electronics. Call 941-6267.

Sunday, April 19
1 p.m. City Sweep, The Student Government of The University of Scranton will organize student volunteers in a clean-up project near campus. Call 941-7462.

Monday, April 20:
10 a.m. -  Campus Tree Planting. Alumni Memorial Green.FREE. Call 941-7520.
5 to 7 p.m. -Sustainable Scranton Tour of "green" businesses with many offering sales and incentives. Listing of participating businesses will be available soon at www.scrantonpa.gov and www.scranton.edu/sustainability. FREE. Call 941-7401.
7 p.m. - The film "Fuel" at the Vintage Theater, 222 Wyoming Ave. FREE. Call 941-7401.

Tuesday, April 21:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  - Earth Day Fair on the Dionne Campus Green. The Fair will have interactive games and information related to the environment, sustainable practices and will highlight faculty and student projects related to environmental issues.  Local green businesses and organizations will also participate. There will also be a booth highlighting the University's policies, practices, and projects related to sustainability. Dionne Campus Green. FREE. Call 941-7520.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  - E-Cylcing- The University of Scranton will collect electronics for recycling. The event is being organized by SIFE, Physical Plant, Apex Waste Services/Waste Management and Efollet Bookstore. Dionne Campus Green. A fee of $5 is requested to help cover the cost to recycle the electronics. Call 941-7520.

Wednesday, April 22:  (Earth Day)
7 p.m.  - Lecture by Paul Rogat Loeb, author of Soul of A Citizen, editor of The Impossible Will Take A Little While and affiliated scholar at Seattle's Center for Ethical Leadership, will discuss how individual citizens can organize at the grassroots level to address local, national and global sustainability issues. Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall. FREE. Call 941-7520.

Thursday, April 23:    
9 a.m. - Scranton Solar Scholars Mini-Conference. Presentations on solar energy applications and opportunities. McShane Executive Center. Brennan Hall. FREE. Call 941-6210.
11:30 a.m. - Check presentation by Pennsylvania's Sustainable Energy Fund to support a initiative by the Physics Department of The University of Scranton. McShane Executive Center. FREE. Call 941-6210.
4:30 p.m. -  Campus Take Back the Night Pre-Rally, Dionne Campus Green. Call 941-6194.
8 p.m.  Take Back the Night March and Rally at Lackawanna County Courthouse calls for an end to sexual violence in our community. FREE. Call 941-6194.

Friday, April 24:
Nature Tours highlight the beautiful scenic areas of Scranton seen through the lens of experienced and knowledgeable guides. Short walks are suitable for beginners and people of all ages. Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. - Tree Tour of Nay Aug Park guided by Tony Santolli, City of Scranton forester. Meet at Everhart Museum steps at Nay Aug Park. FREE. Call 941-7401.
2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. - Tour of the Lackawanna River Burnie McGurl , executive director of the Lackawanna River Corridor Association. Meet at the Silkman House, 2006 North Main Avenue. FREE. Call 941-7401.
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Nature Tour of Nay Aug Park guided by local naturalist Jane Frye. Meet at Everhart Museum steps at Nay Aug Park. FREE. Call 941-7401.

Saturday, April 25: 
10 a.m. Clean-up project in preparation for River Fest hosted by the Lackawanna River Corridor Association. Volunteers may bring gloves, rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, weed whackers or any other tools, however, tools are not required and will be provided for you. Meet across the street from the Ice Box on the corner of Olive and Love streets or at Parker Street Bridge on the corner of Parker and Amelia streets. Call 347-6311.
10 a.m. - Mountain bike ride through the Nature Conservancy Preserve on Moosic Mountain, led by Alaina Dietz and Steve Kurilla. Sponsored by Sickler's Bike and Sport, Clarks Summit. Bikers should bring their own bike, a light snack and water. All level of bikers. FREE. Call 687-7432. Directions:  From I-81, take exit 187 for Carbondale/Route 6. Once on Route 6, go just over four miles. Take Exit 3 for Jessup, and travel south on Moosic Lake Road/Route 247 for about two miles. The entrance to the parking area will be on your left.
10 a.m. - Hike through the Nature Conservancy Preserve on Moosic Mountain, led by Rob Gregory. Participants should bring water and a light snack. All level of hikers. FREE. Call 687-7432. Directions:  From I-81, take exit 187 for Carbondale/Route 6. Once on Route 6, go just over four miles. Take Exit 3 for Jessup, and travel south on Moosic Lake Road/Route 247 for about two miles. The entrance to the parking area will be on your left.

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