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UH Earth Week 2017

***Kick-off with COAST canceled due to rain*** - 4/18/17

Unfortunately this event has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

April 14-16
All weekend
5 p.m.

Backpacking & Caving Trip - UH Outdoor Adventure - Join Outdoor Adventure for a
weekend of backpacking and caving at Colorado Bend State The deadline to sign up is
April 4. More information at Outdoor Adventure trips webpage.
UH Student - $115 Guest - $170

April 17
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Eco-artist - UH Student Center South Ballroom.

April 18 - CANCELED
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Kick-off with COAST - Student Center Circle Drive - Join us as we
kickoff Earth Week 2017 with COAST! Come and learn about what transportation options
are available to UH faculty, staff and student. You will also get the chance to win cool prizes!

April 19
noon - 2:30 p.m.

Bike Maintenance Workshop - UH Student Center Plaza Stage. 
From flat tires and grinding gears, to bike lanes and trails, this workshop will teach
you how to perform basic bike maintenance and repair as well as how to get around
Houston via bicycle. Bring your bike to the Student Center Plaza on Wednesday,
April 19 between noon to 2:30 p.m., and come ready to ask questions! Tools
will be provided, but spare parts will not. One lucky attendee will also receive a one-year
membership to Houston B-Cycle, Houston's bikeshare program.

April 20
2 - 4:30 p.m.
Reuse/Repair: Sewing 101 Workshop event - UH Student Center South, Astrodome Room 257. Whether
you just ripped your favorite pants or want to breathe new life into an old article of clothing,
this workshop has something for you! Learn the basics of sewing by hand or with a machine
to patch holes and fix rips, or experiment with embroidery to add words and images to
T-shirts, bags, pants and more. That pair of jeans you're wearing took over 2,800 gallons of
water to produce, so come learn how to get the most out of them! Attendees will also have
the chance to win a sewing kit and a backpack rain cover made from
upcycled materials.

April 21
noon - 2 p.m.

Residence Halls event - Moody Towers - Show off your creativity at our Crafty Coogs station
located at Moody Towers! All items used for this activity will be salvaged or We will also be
hosting a sorting activity that will help you know what items are recyclable. Participants that
complete both activities will receive a reward!

Farm to Work - Welcome Center Garage - 3 - 4 p.m. - Let the Farmer's Market come to you.
Farm to Work (FTW) provides pre-ordered, fresh and locally grown produce to the University
of Houston employees and students while promoting healthy eating and sustainability habits.
Order your fruits, vegetables and herbs from local farms. Bring your own bag and your order
confirmation to pick up on campus. Take home and enjoy! For more information view the
presentation on the program. You can also the UH Farm to Work Website here.

April 22
Time - TBD

Sibling's day partners for Earth day  - Location: Various residence halls
on campus. Join us for a day filled with information and fun for your high school-aged
sibling! Gain insight on what to do now to get into college, campus life and traditions,
the difference between high school and college, and how to navigate the college campus.
Make connections with fellow Coogs, faculty and staff, tour the Campus Recreation and
Wellness Center, and enjoy a tailgate dinner and baseball game as our Coogs take on
Tulane. The deadline to sign up is March 31. UH Student and sibling - $20

Stand-up Paddle Boarding Trip - Join Outdoor Adventure for a day at the beach to soak
up the sun, relax and learn how to paddleboard and boogie All equipment and lunch is included.
The deadline to sign up is April 14 at 5 p.m. More information at
Outdoor Adventure trips webpage. UH Student - $25 Guest - $50

April 23
9 a.m. - noon

Celebrating Earth Week at the Garden - UH Campus Community Garden - 9 a.m. to noon -
Volunteer at the Campus Community Garden and learn the basic skills needed to grow produce.
We will be weeding, watering and harvesting the organic vegetables grown over the winter.
Water, tools and bug repellent will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring a reusable
bottle, long pants, close-toed shoes and a hat.