Earth Day 2014
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Earth Day 2014

April 21

Soil, Conservation and Humans
1:30pm - Theatre

David Vold, a retired soil scientist from the USDA, will be our guest speaker on April 21st from 1:30 - 2:30 in the Saint Paul College Theatre. He will discuss soil and land management practices of the USDA and how the book Silent Spring has influenced today's conservation policies. Refreshments will be provided.

April 22

Recycle your stuff – and get a freebie gift
9:30am - Room 4310

If you bring us your old worn out shoes, old batteries (no car or watch batteries, please!), cell phones and plastic bags, we’ll give you a sustainable canvas bag, water bottle, hydro-powered clock, compact fluorescent light bulb and recycled pencil! Arrive early! These sustainable items will be handed out on a first come-first serve basis!

Bees, Bees, Bees!
10:00am - Room 4310 (Student Lounge)

The Beez Kneez establishes and maintains honey bee hives in public spaces in the Twin Cities, teaches public classes in those hives, and delivers our honey to our community. And we do it all on bicycle! We provide beekeeper support through the Beez Kneez Honey House, and honey bee advocacy through our Healthy Bees, Healthy Lives campaign. Refreshments from Trotters Café will be served.

Food Justice = Looking at Food through Race, Class and Gender
12:00pm - Room 4310 (Student Lounge)

LaDonna Redmond became a food justice activist when the country’s broken food system got personal. In 1998, she was living on the west side of Chicago, raising 2 children, when her youngest son developed food allergies. She started looking into the food he was eating—and seeking out organic options and healthy choices as much as she could. It wasn’t easy. She started wondering why it was easier in her neighborhood to buy liquor, cigarettes, even guns than it was to find an organic tomato. Refreshments from Trotters Café will be served.

Are Human Activities Hurting or Helping Eagles?
2:00pm - Learning Commons

The National Eagle Center is a world-class interpretive center located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN. They will be on campus with a live eagle to present on eagle biology and discuss the effects of DDT on eagles and current threats to eagle populations.