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Earth Week 2015

The University of Houston launched the first-ever campus Earth Week in April 2015. UH Earth Week is a series of events, presentations and service projects intended to spark intrigue in environmental topics and engage the UH campus in environmental activities and education. UH Earth Week sheds light on the importance of sustaining our environment for generations to come and demonstrates how Cougars can lead the way and be a part of sustainable solutions. Students, faculty and staff who attended the UH Earth Week 2015 events were entered into a raffle for a red outdoor backpack and other prizes throughout the week. All events were free unless a price is listed in the description.

April 17-19
Enchanted Rock Park
Bouldering at Enchanted Rock - Join Outdoor Adventure for a weekend of bouldering at Enchanted Rock State Park. 
The deadline to sign up is April 13 at 5 p.m. More information at Outdoor Adventure trips webpage. UH Student - $125 Guest - $175
April 20
2 to 4 p.m.
CV II Lobby
Crafty Coogs - DIY coffee coozies to CD coasters and snack wrapper bookmarks to braided bracelets
All items used at the event are salvaged or upcycled.
April 21
Noon to 1 p.m.
Healthy Coogs, Healthy Planet - Cougar Woods Dining Hall and Campus Community Garden -
Tour the Garden and learn how to make a healthy meal! Garden tour at noon and cooking demo at 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. Twelve Sustainable Proposals for the UH Coastal Center - College of Architecture, Third Floor
View student presentations proposing new master plans for the University of Houston Coastal Center.
You can be entered for the prizes only during the presentation time on April 23.
4 to 7 p.m. Volunteering in the Garden - Campus Community Garden - Join us in the Garden to weed,
harvest and more! Supplies will be provided. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes.
April 22
All Day
Twelve Sustainable Proposals for the UH Coastal Center - College of Architecture, Third Floor
View student presentations proposing new master plans for the University of Houston Coastal Center.
You can be entered for the prizes only during the presentation time on April 23.
10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Central Plant Sustainability Tours - Visit the UH Central Plant to learn about sustainable initatives undertaken there.
You'll see the UH solar array, boilers, chillers and more! Tours last approximately 30 minutes.
12:30 to 4 p.m. Buffalo Bayou Preservation Volunteer Event - 1803 Memorial Dr. - Help the MVP clean up the bayou by picking up trash,
pulling weeds and more! Transportation and supplies will be provided. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes.
April 23
2 - 5 p.m.
Twelve Sustainable Proposals for the UH Coastal Center - College of Architecture, Third Floor,
View student presentations proposing new master plans for the University of Houston Coastal Center
4 - 6 p.m. Katy Prairie Conservancy Volunteer Event - Fannin at Holcombe. The Katy Prairie Conservancy and MVP
need your help at the MD Anderson pocket prairie. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes.
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dirt! Movie Screening and Q&A - Cemo Hall Lobby and Auditorium. The Gulf Coast Food Project and Office of Sustainability
invite you to a night of movie-going and good conversation. The event starts at 5:30 p.m., the movie will start at 6 p.m., and
a panel discussion will start at 7:30 p.m. Speakers include: Pam Walker, author and scholar; Chris LaChance, Director of Education,
Urban Harvest; Christian Malsatzki, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center; Skip Richter,
Horticulture Agent, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Harris County. View the Dirt trailer on YouTube
April 24
10 a.m. -  2 p.m.
National Arbor Day Observance - Butler Plaza. The Office of Sustainability will host a tree scavenger hunt.
Facilities Management will be caring for the campus trees throughout the day by spreading mulch and pruning. 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Houston Humane Society Volunteer Event - 14700 Almeda Road. Walk dogs and play with cats during this MVP event.
Volunteers are asked to sign up in advance by registering on MVP's volunteer webpage. Transportation will be provided.
4:30 - 8 p.m. PUMP Movie Screening and E&S Student Presentations - Cemo Hall Lobby and Auditorium. UH Energy presents PUMP
the movie! The movie will start at 5:30 p.m. and a Q&A session will begin at 7 p.m.  
April 25
Going Coastal: Exploring the UH Coastal Center - CANCELLED
April 24 - 26
All weekend
Backpacking on the Lonestar Hiking Trail - Sam Houston National Forest. Enjoy the weekend backpacking on a
20-mile section of the 96-mile-long Lonestar Hiking Trail, which runs the length of Sam Houston National Forest.
More information is available on the Outdoor Adventure trips webpage. UH Student - $100 Guest - $150