Times are changing, and the question is: What are you going to do about it? This week, tune into a discussion on climate-change science. If the evidence of melting ice caps gets your blood boiling, you might want to take part in Earth Day service projects this weekend helping local community gardens and providing upkeep to local natural gems like Antelope Island.
Climate Change: The Evidence
and Our Options
Thursday, April 14
Come hear about the exploits of Ohio State University professor Lonnie Thompson, the Indiana Jones of the climate-science world. He’s known for his expeditions to some of the world’s coldest and tallest mountains where he collects ice-core samples to record the world’s changing climate. Learn the latest and become informed about this critical issue affecting all Earthlings with sky over their heads.
Aline W. Skaggs Biology Building, 259 S. 1400 East, University of Utah, 801-581-6958, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Events.Utah.edu
Bend in the River Annual
Earth Day Event
Saturday, April 16
It’s an Earth Day service opportunity extravaganza this weekend, courtesy of the greeny do-gooders of the University of Utah’s Bennion Community Service Center. This weekend, bike, walk or carpool to four different sites for various eco-friendly service projects and complimentary lunches. RSVP is not required, but encouraged. All projects listed are for Saturday, April 16, starting at 8:30 a.m. and running until 12:30 p.m.
Bend-in-the-River (1030 W. Fremont Ave. (1100 South)): Volunteers will pull weeds, plant native species and help beautify the Urban Treehouse, an outdoor classroom for local schools. Mountain View Elementary (1380 S. Navajo St.): Volunteers will help till land and paint murals at the Social Justice Gardens. First Step House (411 N. Grant St.): Volunteers will help take care of three local community gardens. Antelope Island: Volunteers carpooling to the island will join a wildlife biologist and members of the Dedicated Hunters Group to help preserve the park for future generations.
For more information on various projects, call 801-587-9027 or visit BennionCenter.org/Bend