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Earth Week activities slated for April 23-27

April 16, 2007

The Idaho State University Students’ Community Service Center (SCSC) and Student Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) will sponsor Earth Week from April 23 to 27 at ISU.

The event will include a series of free, Earth-centered activities and discussions to celebrate and connect with our planet Earth. Activities will include speakers, activities, concerts, and the traditional campout on the ISU Hutchinson Quadrangle.

    On Monday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. Martin Hackworth, senior lecturer in physics at ISU and Idaho State Journal columnist, will present “Threat of Global Warming” at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, Room 204. Hackworth will present a scientific view of global warming theories and the threats presented by this phenomenon. Hackworth’s presentation is sponsored by SAVE, the Idaho Museum of Natural History and the Portneuf Valley Audubon Society.

On Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Salmon River Room of the Pond Student Union Building, guests from Hoku Scientific and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will present information on clean and low-impact industry. Hoku Scientific is a materials-science company focused on clean-energy technologies and has just signed a 99-year ground lease with Pocatello. The presentation will give community members the opportunity to learn about Pocatello’s newest large business community member and find out what this will mean for Pocatello’s environmental quality.

On Wednesday, April 25, SCSC and SAVE activities include a project of making Earth flags for campus at 5 p.m. and a potluck dinner for students, faculty, staff and their families at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, April 26, there will be pottery making from local materials at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. there will be a live concert beginning with local talent of The Shape Shifters, a blues, jazz, and funk band, followed by the reggae band Jus Goodie & Sandra D, a reggae band from Boulder, Colo.

    The Earth Week campout for ISU students will begin the night of Wednesday, April 25. Tents and sleeping gear are not provided. The campout ends the afternoon of Friday, April 27. If there are questions, call ISU Recycling/S.A.V.E. at 282-4522. More information is available at www.isu.edu/union/community.


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