Good for your health, good for your mind, good for the environment, ASC Earth events begin April 9

(03-17-2011)

Fun run, garage sale, informative lecture, scenic hike -- the Adams State College Environmental Action for Resources, Transportation and Health (EARTH) events begin with the annual Fun Run at 9 a.m., registration at 8:30 a.m., Saturday April 9, at the Adams State Rex Activity Center east lawn..

That same morning is the Reduce Reuse, Recycle, Garage Sale from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Student Union Building Mall Court. Meet at 11 a.m. in the SUB Mall Court to help with a clean-up of the Rio Grande River near the north end of campus.

Wednesday April 13, is keynote speaker, Dr. Karel Rogers, "Thinking Green: A Biologist's View of Current Economic, Social, and Environmental Issues" at 7 p.m. Porter Hall room 130, co-sponsored by the Colorado Field Institute.This event is free and open to the public.

An environmental movie night triple feature begins at 5:45 p.m. Friday, April 15, in Porter Hall room 130, with "Fresh", about the consequences of industrial food production; "Gasland", an expose of natural gas drilling in the US; and "Split Estate", documents average Colorado citizens trying to cope with natural gas drilling literally in their back yards. The film, "Fresh" is sponsored by the Local Foods Coalition and "Split Estate" is sponsored by ASC Community Partnerships. This event is free and open to the public.

In celebration of free National Park Week, EARTH and the Colorado Field Institute are coordinating a guided hike at the Great Sand Dunes National Park, taking advantage of free admission. Meet at the Park's Visitor Center by 10:20 a.m. on Saturday April 16. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information call 719-587-7741.