Published by Communications and Public Affairs (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982 or 53338
October 07, 2002
U of G holds Enviro-Week
The University of Guelph is hosting Enviro-Week Oct. 7 to 11 to promote environmental awareness on campus and in the community. The workshops, seminars and events are free and open to students, faculty and the general public.
Enviro-Week is a joint initiative of the Environmental Sciences Student Executive, Guelph Students for Environmental Change, Ontario Public Interest Research Group and the university's recycling co-ordinator, Gillian Maurice. "The idea came out of a student environmental round table as a way to raise environmental awareness within the university community," said Maurice.
Some highlights of the week include:
• "Ecology, Spirituality and Justice: Towards a New Eco-Activism," Jim Profit, Ecology Project of the Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice, 7 p.m. OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1715.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
• "Nature Interpretation" workshop, Alan Watson, director of the Arboretum and environmental biology professor, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., MacKinnon Building, Room 305.
• "Climate Change: What's the Big Deal?" Barry Smit, University of Guelph geography professor and lead author in the United Nations assessment of climate change, 7 p.m. Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1714.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
• "Pesticides Are Poisons!" Leslie St. Jacques, Pesticide-Free Lawn and Garden Care Project co-ordinator, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., MacKinnon Building, Room 312.
Thursday, Oct. 10
Friday, Oct. 11
• "Carbon Credits in Agriculture: Will They Save Kyoto?" Claudia Wagner-Riddle, agricultural meteorology professor, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., MacKinnon Building, Room 312.
For more details about Enviro-Week events, visit www.pr.uoguelph.ca/recycle.
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