Thursday, April 25, 2013

One World One Environment - THIS WEEKEND - Family Friendly Event

 (This has been a fantastic collaborative event driven by students supported by various departments at UMD) 
Family, friendly event this weekend! -

Check out the speaker list below!
 In keeping with the theme of supporting our greater community in a sustainably minded way,  great food will be provided by Duluth's very own Duluth Grill.    
Saturday April 27th
5-8pm UMD Kirby Ballroom (5-5:30 RSOP games outside before main event)... see detailed schedule below.

One World, One Environment is a collaborative event and sustainability initiative bringing together UMD students, faculty, staff, Duluthians, and event organizers to explore and to discuss issues and values connected to our shared environment.
FREE food will be catered by Duluth Grill! (food & seating are limited so please RSVP by clicking "Going")

One World, One Environment will connect people in a social “edutainment” setting by sharing a world of music, skits, and stories presenting how people value diversity and beauty within our mutual global environment. It will also provide a forum for rich discussion and exploration of the interconnectedness of our one world and environment.

Under the umbrella of “interconnectedness”, this event will provide the opportunity for you to take part in discussions focusing on food, water, sustainability, eco-politics, wellness and values.

5pm: Outdoor games with RSOP (Rec. Sports Outdoor Program) @ the Kirby *Terrace (outside of the Kirby Student Lounge)
5:30pm: Social hour w/ food, music, & relevant displays @ the Kirby Ballroom (3rd floor of Kirby Student Center)

6:30pm: entertaining & earthly skit + musical performance(s)
7pm: Keynote address with David Gore

7:15pm: Discussion + panel
Panelists are: (D.Gore as moderator)
Leane Rutherford, Instructional Development
Thomas Beery, Health, Phys Ed./RSOP
Emmanuel Enemuoh, Mech./Industrial Engr.
Mindy Granley, Sustainability Coordinator
Lanae Smith, Sustainability Inspiration Award Recipient
8pm: Networking (optional)
This event is completely FREE, though donations are welcome and will be used to carry on this initiative in the coming months and years.

*In the case of rain/snow or any other weather patterns that might impede outdoor games, the back-up location is the RSOP gym at UMD.

Collaborators include UMD's Office of Sustainability, Center for Environmental Education, Office of Cultural Diversity + Student groups in the Multicultural Center, Sustainable Agricultural Projects, Duluth Grill, & IR Media House.

A special thank you to UMD Dining Services for providing the One World One Environment event with the water, forks, plates and compost and waste disposal. We appreciate your support.  

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