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UNR offers educational programs, demos during Earth Week
by Tribune Staff
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Currently Faculty, staff and students of the University of Nevada, Reno can rent one of nine electric bikes through the parking and transportation services department.
Courtesy/Mike Wolterbeek Currently Faculty, staff and students of the University of Nevada, Reno can rent one of nine electric bikes through the parking and transportation services department.
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RENO — The northern Nevada community can celebrate and learn about the earth at the University of Nevada, Reno campus April 17 through 20. Educational programs and demonstrations will focus on sustainability efforts and examples of green campus and community resources.

“This is a great way to open our campus and provide our community the opportunity to see and learn about some of our great green projects,” said Glenn Miller, professor of natural resources and environmental science at the university.

The university’s Earth Week events will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gateway Plaza in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union each of the first three days, with a similarly themed film playing each of those days at 6 p.m. in the student union. Friday’s GREENevada Student Sustainability Summit is in the Davidson Mathematics and Sciences Center.

April 17: Alternative Transportation

April 18: Waste, Recycling and Local Foods

April 19: Alternative Energy and Water

April 20: 2nd Annual GREENevada Student Sustainability Summit

“I’m very excited to see the university and community coming together to recognize and celebrate Earth Day,” said Genine Wright, a graduate student in the Environmental Science Program. “There will be many learning opportunities from every-day solutions about being more green at home, to potential career paths for young scientists looking for a way to make an impact.”

For more information and a complete list of event offerings, click here. Self-paid parking is available in the metered lot south of Lawlor Events Center or on the top floor of the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.

The university’s Earth Week will help kick off additional community Earth Day celebrations such as the Earth Day Picnic for the Planet event on April 21, sponsored by the Nature Conservancy and Caesars Entertainment, and Earth Day 2012 at Idlewild Park on April 22.
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