[Earth from Space] Earth

Welcome to the homepage of Earth, Carnegie Mellon University's Student Environmental Club

What We Are About:
We are working towards a better education of ourselves and others on environmental issues. We are working to improve the environmental impact we have as individuals, as a university, as a country and as a race. If that's too abstract to get you excited, please keep reading.

Earth meetings:
Meetings for the Spring 2003 semester are Wednesday at 5 on the second floor of the University Center.

Earth Day Events:

  • Speaker: Theo Colborn
    Monday April 21 430 PM McConomy
    Dr. Colborn is a Senior Program Scientist at the World Wildlife Fund, and her lecture on endocrine disruption is highly recommended.
  • Table: University Center Commons
    Tuesday April 22 10 AM - 4 PM
    Come get free wildflower seeds, pinwheels, and green ribbons, and buy a Green Practices water bottle if you haven't already.
  • Tree Planting: The Cut
    Tuesday April 22 430 PM
    There will be a short dedication ceremony.
  • Movie: Porter Hall 100
    Tuesday April 22
    Earth Day Special 7:30 PM
    Princess Mononoke 9 PM
    Come see two great films, the first is a tribute to the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, the second is a modern anime classic.
  • Speaker: Andrew Lee on the Solar Decathalon
    Wednesday April 23 1130-1230 Dowd Room
    Come have a free lunch and hear about the Solar Decathalon House and their trip to Washington DC.
  • Hike: Schenley Park
    Thursday April 24 7:30 PM
    Meet at the Margaret Morrison Rotunda, it should be a moonlight stroll of about an hour and a half to two hours.
  • Speaker: Ann Wooton on the Green Roof Project and Gardening
    Thursday April 24 Birds and Butterflies Garden
    Follow the signs from the upper entrance to Cyert and learn about some great things that are happening on campus.
  • Global Links: Saturday April 26 12-3
    Help repackage medical supplies for distribution to needy countries. Sign up now with Isabella (icederqu@), we need to know in advance.

    Contact: Ryan England

Recent Projects:

  • Fundraising
    In order to have more control over our funding, including additional funds for food, special occasions, etc., as well as selling useful environmentally-friendly items to the student body, we are selling recycled notebooks and pint and quart sized Nalgene brand water bottles with the Green Practices logo for $8.00 and $10.00. In the future, we may sell other items such as tupperware to use at the Frew St. carts instead of styrofoam, reusable utensils, etc.
  • Rush to Recycle
    For this statewide competition, EARTH members and Green Practices Recycling Interns worked with Barb Kivz to cooridnate a publicity campaign, and in the end, the university placed second. Members of the Green Practices Committee and EARTH, along with students, attended the ceremony where President Cohen was presented with the award in February.

Contact us: earth@andrew.cmu.edu
If this sounds cool, come join us. We are always happy to have more people participating, planning, and brainstorming. We can add your name to the email distribution list or answer specific club or environmental questions.
Or you can read the news group cmu.student.earth to see what we are up to right now and when the next meeting is.

Some Useful Links

CMU Green Practices
is the official environmental arm of the University. Their site contains a wealth of information about campus environmental practices and current happenings.

Last Updated 4/20/03
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