Sartore headlines environmental week events

Joel Sartore
Joel Sartore

The Environmental Sustainability Committee, part of the Association of the University of Nebraska, has organized a weeklong series of events during Earth Week, April 16-20.

The “Focus Nebraska” event features National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore as the keynote lecturer. Sartore, who will talk at 7 p.m., April 17 in the Nebraska Union auditorium, will discuss his experiences documenting the effects of climate change.

The goal of Focus Nebraska is to educate students, faculty, and the broader Lincoln community about environmental sustainability. Fun activities and programs are scheduled throughout the week, including: a wildlife display; free outdoor yoga; and an educational, mobile trailer that promotes recycling. The Focus Nebraska Art Gallery will also be on display in the Rotunda Gallery of the Nebraska Union from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. A campus wide tree planting scheduled on April 20th, concludes the week.

The event schedule includes:

April 16
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Sustainable arts and crafts, Nebraska Union plaza

April 17
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Wildlife Encoutners, Nebraska Union plaza
7 to 9 p.m. — Joel Sartore, keynote speaker, Nebraska Union auditorium

April 18
3 p.m. — Free yoga class, Selleck Quadrangle green space

April 19
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Educational trailer on recycling, Nebraska Union plaza

April 20
10 a.m. to noon — Tree planting, Mueller Tower

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