Fair, film and park clean-up among Earth Day events


    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—A sustainability fair, film showing and park clean-up will be among the free, public events planned at the University of Louisville to celebrate Earth Day, April 22.

    The first offering, a climate change teach-in April 17 on Belknap Campus, will feature an information fair, student research presentations, talk on climate change and screening of the movie “Carbon Nation.”

    People who attend the 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. fair between Shumaker Research Building and Lutz Hall can help engineering students build solar panels, sample a fresh-fruit smoothie made in a bicycle blender, learn about rebates for air-friendly lawn equipment and join in other sustainability-related activities.

    From 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. that day, UofL students will discuss their work at a research and creative activity symposium on the first floor of Shumaker. Some of their work relates to sustainability topics, said Justin Mog, associate provost for sustainability initiatives.

    A 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. program in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, will include a brief talk by Keith Mountain, a UofL geography professor who studies climate change. A screening of the Peter Byck documentary “Carbon Nation” and 15-minute film discussion will follow.

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