It's Not Just One Day!
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, launched the modern environmental movement. For more information on Earth Day, please visit the Earth Day Network. Longwood carries on this tradition every year with different events celebrating Earth Day throughout the entire month of April.
2013 Earth Month Events
Thursday, April 11
Chasing Ice Film Screening
Chasing Ice is the story of acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog who headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.
7:30 pm, Wygal Auditorium
Wednesday, April 17
The Island President Film Screening
The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldive Islands, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced-the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. The film will be followed by a national webinar with director John Shenk, Executive Director of 350.org, May Boeve and Former UN Deputy Permanent Representative to the Maldives Thilmeeza Hussain.
7:00 pm, Wygal Auditorium
Saturday, April 20
Earth Day Farmville
Music, Games, Crafts & Recycling
9am to 12pm, Farmville Area Farmer's Market
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April 22 (Earth Day!), April 24 and April 26
Rain Barrels for Lunch!
Lunch time mini-rain barrel workshops for Longwood's staff and faculty taught by Clean Virginia Waterways.
Cost: $45 per barrel
Location: Stevens 113
Pre-register: Reserve your rain barrels by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.