From staff reports
Ohio University's Earth Week 2008 kicks off its schedule of events Saturday with hiking and trail maintenance along Sunday Creek, a "pull" of the invasive garlic mustard plant and a tour of Ohio University's Ecohouse.
This year's activities, which run through April 22, focus on the topic of environmental justice. They are part of a national lineup of activities highlighting critical issues facing the planet and efforts to address them.
In addition to the scheduled events, beginning Monday Outlook will offer coverage and daily suggestions for incorporating hassle-free, environment-friendly actions into your regular routine, culminating on Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22) with a push for Ohio University employees and students to walk, bike or carpool to work that day.
Earth Week's keynote speakers are Erik Reece, author of "Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness," and Jeff Goodell, author of "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future." Reece will speak at 8 p.m. Monday, April 14, in Walter Hall 145, while Goodell will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Scripps Hall Auditorium. Both also will be visiting a variety of classes.
For a complete listing of the week's events, visit www.ohio.edu/sustainability and click on "Earth Week."
The university's Office of Sustainability is coordinating Earth Week events. Co-sponsors include the master's program in environmental studies, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, the Department of Geography, the Department of Political Science, Honors Tutorial College, University College, the Student Activities Commission, Sierra Student Coalition, the Sustainable Living Organization and the Green Network.
For additional information, contact Sustainability Coordinator Sonia Marcus at 740-593-0026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.