April 12, 2012

Annual campus Earth Day events April 20 during HuskyFest

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    The Sierra Club’s conservation director, who oversees the organization’s national campaigns such as “Beyond Coal, Beyond Oil” and “Resilient Habitats,” is the keynote speaker of UW’s Earth Day event Friday, April 20.

    The annual campus observation of Earth Day coincides this year with HuskyFest and events for both will be underway in Red Square.

    Music from local hip hop artist Th3rdz and Grayskul kicks off Earth Day events at 10 a.m. Then at 11 a.m., Sierra Club’s Sarah Hodgdon, UW College of the Environment’s Dean Lisa Graumlich and UW President Michael Young will speak, followed by the announcement of this year’s recipients of the Husky Green Award. The award goes to individuals and groups that have shown leadership, initiative and dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability at the UW.

    Other performers include the break-dancing group Massive Monkees that, like the other groups performing, originated in Seattle.

    Among the exhibitors are a dozen student groups including the UW chapter of Earth Club, the group that collaborated with a committee to plan this year’s events. Various UW departments and off-campus organizations and businesses will also have exhibit booths.