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Union: Share The Earth

SHARE THE EARTH is a series of earth-friendly events that takes place in the UWM Union during the academic year. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Earth Week Events: 2015!!

April 20-24 

 

 

Share the Earth Presents:

The Revolution in America's Fields- an expose on the battle faced by a group of Florida farmworkers.

 

When: Mon., April 20 - 7pm

Where: Union Theatre, 2nd Floor

FREE and open to the public

Watch the trailer!

Please join us after the film for a panel with experts on farmworker's rights moderated by Enrique Figueroa, Director of the UWM Roberto Hernandez Center 

 

Check out the facebook event "Milwaukee Screening of Food Chains"

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Urban Agriculture and Nutrition and Sociocultural Programming

There will be a 6 raffles prizes distributed throughout the evening: 4 VIP passes to the Oriental or Downter Theatres donated by Landmark Cinemas and 2 VIP Ex Fabula passes to the year end Story Slam

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Build Your Own Terrariums!!

When: Tues: April 21, 3:00-4:30pm

Where: UWM Union Concourse

What: Create your own glass terrarium to take home and enjoy! Don't worry if you don't know how- we will show you!

Open to all students

Co-sponsored by the Studio Arts and Craft Centre, the Campus Activies Board, and the Conservation Club

 

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Earth Day Celebration!

When: EARTH DAY! Wed: April 22, 11:00am-1:00pm

Where: Spaights Plaza

What: Join us in celebrating the earth by screen printing posters with environmental inspired designs (with eco-friendly ink and paper), enjoying an American Indian Grass Dancer performance by Ronnie Preston, and by tasting some locally grown goodies!

 

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Environmental Sustainability Internship and Volunteer Fair

When: Thurs: April 23, 11:00am- 1:30pm

Where: UWM Union Concourse

What: Come and find out about some wonderful internship and volunteer opportunities to get involved with environmental organizations in your own backyard! Learn about opportunities in urban agriculture, farming, river preservation, youth work, and more!!

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The Dangerous Game!!

When: Thurs: April 23, 4:30- 7:00pm

Where: Union Wisconsin Room East

What:  Join us for an experiential play on the role of global citizenship and the significance of a sustainable planet. 

Involvement Includes:

 

·         Random sort of the participants into “countries"
·         “Earn” money with the “technology” of your world
·         Discuss the balance between paying the rent and damaging the planet
·         Question, challenge, & push the boundaries on global diplomacy
 
If you are interested in participating please email Laura Mintel at mintel@uwm.edu for more information
 
Co-sponsored by the UWM Office of Sustainability
 
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Photography Exhibit from UWM’s Alternative Spring Break Trip to Asheville, NC

When: Thurs. April 23rd- Friday April 24th; All day

Where: Union Concourse

What: Come and see beautiful photographs taken by participants of UWM's  Alternative Spring Break Trip, coordinated by the UWM Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research. 

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For more information regarding Share the Earth events please contuct Laura Mintel at mintel@uwm.edu

 

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