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Earth Week, April 16-21, Raises Campus Awareness of Environmental Issues and Community Service

Earth Week at Columbia, a weeklong celebration, begins on Tuesday, April 16, with a vegetarian dinner, and ends with an Earth Day celebration in Morningside Park on Sunday, April 21. The Columbia community and residents from the surrounding neighborhoods are welcome to attend all events. Organized by Earth Coalition, Columbia's student environmental education and advocacy organization, the week's events focus on environmental education and hands-on community service.

"EarthWeek is an opportunity to motivate and activate the Columbia campus and Morningside Heights community to think about the environmental issues that affect us all," says Angela Barranco CC '02 and Earth Week Coordinator. "Through open dialogue and interactive fun events, we hope to engage as many and all kinds of people as possible during our week of celebrating the Earth!"

Events include panel discussions on global energy and sustainable living, the New York City environment, films, community dinners, fieldtrips and the Earth Day festival and planting in Morningside Park on Sunday, April 21.

Click for a complete schedule of events. The Earth Week globe at the Sundial on College Walk will also provide event updates and environmental information throughout the week.

Published: Apr 16, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002

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