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Seventh Annual Earthstock Springs into Action



Come find out how to “green” your home, career, and community at Earthstock 2010.

The celebration gets under way on Monday, April 19, with the lecture, “History and Destiny in the World Ocean,” by author Carl Safina, in Room 120, Endeavor Hall, at 5:30 pm.

On Tuesday, April 20, there will be a discussion, “Benefits of Organic Agriculture,” at the newly opened Whole Foods Market on Route 347 at 6:00 pm.

Wednesday, April 21, will feature Green Bag Design at the SAC Lobby from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 pm, followed by The Great Debate, taking place in the Humanities Building, Room 1006, at 4:00 pm. That night, a Poetry Slam, “Tapped Out: Words About the Water Crisis,” will round out the day’s events at 7:00 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center.

On Thursday, April 22, U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro will lead a lecture and panel discussion, “The Roles of Women and the Environment in Developing Countries,” at the Wang Center at 4:00 pm.

The Earthstock Festival takes place on Friday, April 23, beginning at 10:00 am on the Academic Mall, with the Student Activities Center as a rain location. Highlights include Pride Patrol from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, a farmer’s market from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, a pre-college seminar for high school students at 11:00 am in Room 302 of the Student Activities Center, live musical and dance performances on two stages, environmental and educational displays and exhibits from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, opening remarks and a Green Pledge Ceremony at 12:15 pm, Rubber Duck Races at 2:00 pm, and an ice cream social at 2:30 pm.

That night in the Wang Center Lobby, the Earthstock Environmental Exhibition of Student Research takes place at 6:30 pm, followed by author Carl Safina’s lecture, “In the Same Net: Ocean Life, Ethics, and the Human Spirit,” at 7:30 pm. Safina is founding president of the Blue Ocean Institute and adjunct professor at Stony Brook.

Also on Friday, at the University Café, Stony Brook Green Drinks will be served at 6:30 pm and Jack’s Waterfall will provide live music at 9:00 pm.

Stony Brook Southampton has a full schedule of events beginning with the film and discussion, “End of the Line,” in Duke Lecture Hall at 6:00 pm on Monday, April 19. There will be a planting at the Children’s School from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 20.

Wednesday, April 21, features a Green Job Fair, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, where students can meet local company representatives face to face in the Student Center Café and learn about job opportunities. The film Earth will screen in the Tree House Lounge at 8:30 pm.

On Thursday, April 22, students can either attend a Green Formal or Take the Tap vs. Bottle Water Challenge at the Student Center from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

A panel discussion: “Copenhagen Accord: Mitigation in the Context of Sustainable Development,” is planned for Friday, April 23, in the Avram Theater at 7:30 pm.

There will be a planting at the windmill, using New York native herbs, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 24.

Earthstock will draw to a close that night with an “African Conservation Lecture” followed by a book signing by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson in the Fine Arts Lobby of the Avram Theater at 7:00 pm.

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