Annual Earth Week Celebration 2017

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Just Eat It documentary movie poster - image of ripe banana with move name below.

Just Eat It

When: Monday, April 10 at 7:15 p.m. 
Where: UAB Campus Green (Rain location: Heritage Hall room 126)

Compost warriors, ugly produce, and great eats will all be there. Will you? Enjoy this highly acclaimed documentary and discover the context for UAB’s food waste reduction efforts. Free pizza for the first 100 people.

UAB Earth Week Festival

When: Tuesday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Campus Green (No rain location—event will be canceled in case of severe weather.)

Earth Week at UABFeaturing educational booths, environmental clubs and local organizations, green workplace and lifestyle vendors, electric cars, food trucks, free screenprinting with UAB Art Dept if you bring an old t shirt, and games to win cool sustainable lifestyle prizes.

Bring your bike to do free registration with UAB Parking and Transportation and UAB Police—registration helps if your bike is ever stolen, plus anyone who registers their bike will get a free U-Lock and helmet.

At noon see the presentation of the 2017 Sustainability Leadership Awards.

View the festival vendors.

See the Earth Day Festival event page on Facebook.

Yoga on the Green

When: Wednesday, April 12 at 6:45 p.m.
Where: UAB Campus Green (Rain location: UAB Campus Rec exercise classroom)

Join UAB Campus Rec yoga instructors for a one hour session with great music.

Litter Awareness Day

When: Thursday, April 13
Where: All over UAB!

UAB grounds staff spends more than 1/3 of their time picking up litter. Litter that isn’t picked up gets carried to the stormwater system in a rainstorm, where it ends up in creeks, rivers, and oceans. 9 billion tons of litter end up in the oceans every year. The only cure for litter is you!

Meat Free Friday!

When: Friday, April 14

Meat Free Friday! Or maybe Sugar Free Friday! Or possibly Local Food Friday! Regardless of how you choose to celebrate your culinary choices on Friday, remember that all nutritional choices come with a cost…not just your pocketbook and your health…but real costs to the environment! All agriculture requires environmental resources, and we should examine and call for the wise use of those resources. Eat nutritionally and eat wisely. The environment will thank you.

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