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Earth Week events include riding, weeding, recycling

April  21, 2014

The student group Global Affect has planned a series Earth Week events this week, including a bike ride and e-waste collection.

Events schedule:

Tuesday, Earth Day

Students who were were awarded Green Grants by Global Affect will give presentations about their projects at 6 p.m. in the John Deere Planetarium. Green Grants is a new initiative by Global Affect and the local chapter of Royal Neighbors of America. The grants were to fund projects promoting campus sustainability.

Wednesday

An environmentally themed service will be offered at 9:30 p.m. in Ascension Chapel.

Thursday

A group bike ride will travel at 10:30 a.m. from the Mississippi River to Credit Island in Davenport. Bikers should meet at Bergendoff Hall north parking lot.

The Salon weekly discussion group will feature Dr. Brian Leech on the history of the environmental movement, from 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. in Brew by the Slough.

The Darwin Club will hold a garlic mustard pull at 7:15 p.m. Meet at the Olin stairs. Garlic mustard was introduced in North America in the 1860s and is considered an invasive species.

Saturday

The campus folk band Patchouli will perform in the Lower Quad (by the gazebo) from noon-2 p.m. There will be bins to collect e-waste (old cell phones, batteries, keyboards etc) at the concert that will be recycled by the Scott County Waste Commission.

For more information on Earth Week events, contact Global Affect President Emily Haskins.