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UDaily: UD's Earth Month celebration features festival, films, talks, Green Expo

UDaily: UD's Earth Month celebration features festival, films, talks, Green Expo

After months of planning by students, faculty and staff, this is what it all comes down to: The University of Delaware’s Earth Month celebration aims to draw attention to issues of environmental sustainability and environmental justice. The schedule of events is available on the Earth Month 2016 webpage, compiled by the Earth Month Working Group of the University’s Sustainability Task Force.

Officially, Earth Day is Friday, April 22, but events are planned throughout the month.

“This year we had the added bonus of working with staff from the Institute for Global Studies, who had designated April as Arctic Month,” said Katie Morrison, assistant director in Residence Life and Housing and co-chair of the Sustainability Task Force. “The two observances dovetail nicely and our coordination has resulted in an especially rich schedule of Earth-related events throughout the month.”

Highlights include the third annual Lights, Camera, EARTH! film festival, which begins at 3 p.m., Friday, April 8, and continues through Sunday evening, April 10. The festival features six films on the theme of climate change, each followed by a faculty-led discussion.