Tag Archives: Earth Day

Grab Some Butts and Save the Planet

A cigarette butt found on the ground. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

On Monday, April 17, the Environment and Sustainable Affairs Committee gathered 15 participants to collect cigarette butts around campus as part of  Earth Week. Robby Abrahamian, water resources major and political science major, is chair of the Environment and Sustainable Affairs Committee and organized the litter pick up. Smoking has been attributed to multiple human health issues, but what about ... Read More »

Earth Week on Campus

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will host a range of events in honor of Earth Day the week of April 17-22. Jenessa Gilarski, sophomore health science major and communication specialist for the Office of Sustainability, says that the theme for this year’s Earth Week is diversity. Diversity may be a word that is rarely associated with sustainability, but Gilarski pointed ... Read More »

Trees, Shrubs, Fruit Planted in Honor of Earth Week

Students plant and mulch in Lot R on campus. Photo courtesy of UWSP SFS's Facebook.

Volunteers and members of Students For Sustainability planted approximately 600 plants across the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus during its annual Earth Day event. The planting took place on April 24, and volunteers finished in about three hours. Tom Girolamo, owner of Eco-Building and Forestry company, provided the plants that the club payed for. The total cost of the event ... Read More »

Eco Fair Organizations Engage Community

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The 2015 Eco Fair, sponsored by the Environmental Educators and Naturalists Association, brought together ecologically-minded groups from the university and Stevens Point community in celebration of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. “The fair is a good way for people to get the word out about certain environmental issues they are involved with,” said Anna Radske, junior environmental education major. The ... Read More »

Enbridge Resistance Tour Arrives in Stevens Point

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The Enbridge Tar Sands Resistance Tour, which is traveling from Michigan to Minnesota, will arrive in Stevens Point on April 22 to create grassroots resistance against pipeline expansion. This tour, sponsored by the Energy Action Coalition, began its trek April 14 and will stop along major pipeline areas before reaching Stevens Point on Earth Day. Canadian Enbridge’s 61-year-old crude-oil pipeline ... Read More »

Sustainability Film Series Brings Environmental Issues to Light

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In honor of Earth Day, the Office of Sustainability put on a film series throughout the month of April to educate students on a wide array of environmental issues. “We decided to present a film series to create a space for the campus to come and experience these documentaries and also to make them accessible to the larger community,” said ... Read More »