It’s the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day this week, and UW-Green Bay (nicknamed ‘Eco U’ in the early 1970s) celebrates in a big way. A roundup of related events:
- On Wednesday (April 21) a high school honors band will join the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Orchestra in a performance at the Weidner Center. The theme of the 7:30 p.m. concert: “Building a Sanctuary for our Sustainable Future.” Read more at a previous post;
- Thursday (April 22), 12:30 p.m. presentation by alternative-energy CEO Paul Tower’78;
- On Thursday at 5 p.m., there will be a presentation and discussion on environmental ethics at the Ecumenical Center on the UW-Green Bay campus;
- Thursday, 7 p.m. keynote by prominent author David Wann of “Affluenza” fame;
- On Friday (April 23), the Environmental Management and Business Institute hosts its daylong sustainability symposium. Registration required for workshop sessions. The day is capped by a reception, free and open to the public, at 3:45 p.m. honoring the first Earth Caretaker Award to alumnus Paul Tower;
- The annual Eco-Jam student concert takes place from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday in the Phoenix Club of the University Union. It’s open to the public and will not only feature music, but also information about alternative energy.