- “Bidder 70” film about an environmental activist, sponsored by the University and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada. A reception will follow in the Graduate Student Lounge.
- Eco-Friendly Vehicles: All-electric Nissan Leaf, University’s Parking and Transportation Service’s Hertz on Demand and an Electric MG
- Campus Cycling Coalition Bike Repair Clinic
- Welcome and Keynote Speaker, University Provost Kevin Carman
- Student Poster Session and Reception
- Energy-generating bicycle with interactive demonstration (cellphone recharging station)
- Black Rock Solar Energy Trailer
- Tour of the University’s newest LEED Silver Certified Building, tours given by resident assistants
- The Return of the Bag Monster, offering free reusable grocery bags to the first 200 people
- Dumpster Dive with trash collected throughout the University
- Plastic-bottle recycling displays around campus
- Plant giveaway sponsored by the University’s Arboretum Board
- Recycled art made by Children of the Child and Family Research Center
- Local food and farming information from Urban Roots and River School, select items available for purchase
- Master Gardener demonstrations including low-tunnel hoop housing and alternative planting
- “Story of Stuff” movie short to play prior to each showing of the free Thursday Night Movie Series
- “A Community of Gardeners,” free movie and panel discussion, part of Grow Your Own, Nevada Program and the Tomorrow’s Table Initiative.
- The University’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources offers two tours of the Agricultural Experiment Station on Valley Road. The event is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in the many different types of research performed at the College is encouraged to attend.
“I’m very excited to see the University and community coming together to recognize and celebrate Earth Day,” said Steven DelaCruz, founder of the University’s Sustainable Energy Network, a student organization involved in the renewable energy industry and green projects. “There will be many learning opportunities from everyday solutions about being more green at home, to potential career paths for young scientists looking for a way to make an impact.”
This Is Reno is your source for award-winning independent, online Reno news and events since 2009. We are locally owned and operated.