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Press Releases for Earth Day 2014 (March 18, 2014):

2014 UH MĀNOA EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
Thursday, April 24, 2014 – 10:00 am-11:00 pm
Sustainability Courtyard, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

UH Mānoa’s Earth Day Festival of 2014 will be held on Thursday, April 24th.

We are seeking volunteers for the day of the event and still have space for participants to sign up and host a booth/tent. Please sign up at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/earthday/get-involved/. There is still space for musicians, poets, etc to provide entertainment during the day. Please e-mail ecology@hawaii.edu with suggestions or requests.

The daylong festival will be held from 10am – 4pm in the Sustainability Courtyard, featuring over 40 vendors and booths representing student groups, on-campus and non-profit organizations as well as environmental businesses. Cycle Mānoa will be having a bike sale for bikes under $100 and Student Organic Farm Training (SOFT) will have a plant sale. Local musicians will play throughout the day, with Paul Izak playing from 3pm to 4pm. There will be a celebratory reception from 4pm to 6pm with pupus and light music.

Bill McKibben, author, activist and founder of 350.org, will give a free talk “Reportback from the Frontlines of Climate Change,” 6:00 pm to 7:30pm at the Art Auditorium. Bill McKibben’s visit and talk are organized and funded by the Dai Ho Chun Endowment and the Colleges of Arts and Sciences.  For more information: http://www.hawaii.edu/calendar/manoa/2014/04/24/23336.html?et_id=30861

The Earth Day celebration will commence with an evening concert from 7:30pm to 11pm with local favorites Mike Love and Sam Ites, Lucie Lynch, and a slam poetry performance by Jenna Robinson.

The Earth Day Festival at UH Mānoa is an annual tradition which promotes existing sustainability efforts on-campus and in the community to foster networking, involvement, inspiration, and a sense of momentum among student, faculty, staff, and administration in sustainability and environmental protection.

The event’s carbon footprint will be offset through plantings across campus of native/tropical plants and trees with Building and Grounds Management.

Current sponsors include: ASUH, UHM Chancellor’s Office, and SAPFB.

Earth Day Website: Manoa.hawaii.edu/earthday
Facebook: Facebook.com/uhmearthday
McKibben Talk: http://www.hawaii.edu/calendar/manoa/2014/04/24/23336.html

Current sponsors of the event include: ASUH, UHM Chancellor’s Office, and SAPFB.

For more information, contact the Ecology Club at ecology@hawaii.edu.
Participant Coordinator: Zach Parlee, zparlee@hawaii.edu
Volunteer Coordinator: Cali Reed, calireed@hawaii.edu
Program Coordinator: Brian McMaster, bmcmas@hawaii.edu
Event Coordinator: Doorae Shin, doorae@hawaii.edu

BILL MCKIBBEN AT UH MANOA
Reportback from the Frontlines of the Climate Fight
Thursday, April 24, 2014 – 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa – Art Auditorium

Author and activist Bill McKibben’s 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change and has been published in 24 languages.He is founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement. Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize, and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. Foreign Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers, and the Boston Globe said he was “probably America’s most important environmentalist.”
A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes frequently a variety of publications worldwide, including the New York Review of Books, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone.

He lives in the mountains above Lake Champlain with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern.

Author signing will follow the reading. Books will be made available for purchase.
This event is free and open to the public.

Generously co-sponsored by Dai Ho Chun Endowment for Distinguished Lecturers at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa Colleges of Arts and Sciences and the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature.

For more information, contact event organizer:
Professor Christina Gerhardt, cg2020@hawaii.edu.