University of Rochester

EVENT: University of Rochester Celebrates Earth Day

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, on the University of Rochester's River Campus

April 17, 2007

At 9:30 a.m. Earth Day efforts begin with a clean-up of Genesee Valley Park with support from the Boy Scouts. Students will be meeting at 9 a.m. in front of Rush Rhees Library on the River Campus.

From noon to 4 p.m., campus and community groups such as Rochester Roots, the Farm Sanctuary, the Green Party of Monroe County, and The Nature Conservatory will be sharing information about local environmental efforts on Wilson Quadrangle. In case of rain, the tables will move to Hirst Lounge inside Wilson Commons. There will also be live performances, raffles, prizes, and tie-dyeing of Earth Day T-shirts.

At 2 p.m. there will be a tree planting and Arboretum Tour led by Dan Schied, University manager of horticulture and grounds. Members of Grassroots, a student environmental action and awareness group, plant a tree every year to commemorate Earth Day. The tree was purchased with money made from recycled ink-jet cartridges.

Will Potter, an award-winning reporter based in Washington, D.C., will discuss Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism at 4 p.m. in Morey 321 on the University's River Campus.

Earth Day events were organized and supported by Grassroots, Amnesty, SAVVY, SSJ, USGO, URIC, Tiernan Project, Habitat for Humanity, CSN, and UROC.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Gerald Abt at