Monday, April 25, 2011

Upcoming EcoAction Events

The semester is winding down, but EcoAction still has a variety of events to tell you about!

First of all, like us on Facebook!

Our last meeting for the semester will be next Monday, May 2 from 8:15-9:15 in ICC 102. Be there to learn about what we've done this semester and what we're hoping to work on for next year!

The DC Green Student Organization Forum is TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 26, at 7:00 PM. This is a forum where representatives from green organizations at the various DC universities will come together to learn from each other and learn how we can better engage the students on our campuses. The forum is in the Leonards Seminar Room in Reynolds Hall. There will be a guest speaker and free food! All are welcome, but please RSVP. Check out the Facebook event for more information.

Sign up to TABLE! From April 27 to 28, from 11 AM to 3 PM, we will be handing out free eco-friendly compact fluorescent light bulbs in exchange for not so friendly incandescent ones. This is a great chance to help out for however long you're free, and to spend some time outdoors. Sign up here, and read the blog post about CFLs from when we did similar tabling last semester.

On Thursday at 6:30, the Garden Club is holding a Vegan Dinner at the Magis Row Green House.

On Tuesday, May 3, EcoAction will be having a study break picnic at lunch time. Come eat delicious organic food with EcoAction and take a break from studying! Respond to the Facebook event here.

Off-campus events after the jump...

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26, from 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, is the Women and the Green Economy Speaker Event. In honor of Earth Day, the State Department will host a “Women and the Green Economy” speaker event in the Harry S. Truman Building’s George C. Marshall Auditorium on April 26 at 2:30 p.m. This event will highlight women’s roles in promoting the green economy around the world and will mark the second anniversary of Secretary Clinton’s Greening Diplomacy Initiative.

To RSVP, click here. They will accept the first 100 RSVPs for the speaker event. For security purposes they will need to collect a Drivers License number or passport number for access to the speaker event.

Wednesday, April 27 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM is the 6K Walk for Water. People in the developing world walk on 6K on average to bring water for their families. Join Department of State Employees on a 6K Walk to show solidarity for these women and girls.Individuals who are interested in organizing an office or bureau walking team are encouraged to do so. The walk starts at 11:30 am at 21st street entrance to the State Department Building.

Friday, April 29 from 11 AM to 1 PM is the Save the Frogs Day DC Rally.
Join the US Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC on the 3rd Annual Save The Frogs Day! They will be gathering at the steps of the EPA to raise awareness of frog extinctions and demand a federal ban on Atrazine, the 21st Century's DDT. Atrazine turns male frogs into females at 2.5 parts per billion...and it's on our corn! Eighty million pounds of it are dumped into American ecosystems each year. Once Americans know about the problems Atrazine causes, there will be overwhelming public support for a ban. The rally will take place from 11am to 1pm, and then we will head to Lafayette Park in front of the White House to celebrate. Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will provide the keynote presentation. More info on our event webpage.

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