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Volume 4 • Number 14
March 24, 2003
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In this issue:

Earth Days in the Cumberlands Schedule
Friday-Saturday, April 4-5
  • Tree Planting at Meadowbrook Farm

  • Tuesday, April 8
  • Reception for "Shaped by Water" artists, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Gallery on Main, Community Trust Bank, 128 W. Main St. The exhibit promotes environmental awareness through paintings, sculpture, dance and other art forms.

  • Thursday, April 10
  • "Community Action in Government Decisions: Experiences from FLOW and the Fight for Lexington's Water Utility," Joe Graves and others, 7 p.m., Room 201, Crabbe Library. FLOW represents those who favor local ownership of Lexington's water system.

  • Tuesday, April 15
  • "Consumerism, Corporations and Conservatives: Rough C's ahead for Birds and Other Living Things," Dr. Gary Ritchison, EKU biology professor, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room 128, Crabbe Library.

  • Thursday, April 17
  • Discussion of David Orr's book, "Earth in Mind," a collection of essays about the environment, co-sponsored by EKU Teaching and Learning Center, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Faculty Lounge, Keen Johnson Building.

  • Tuesday, April 22
  • Environmental Fair: informational displays, entertainment, food, poetry, open microphone and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., outside Powell Building.

  • Public reading and book signing by Kentucky writer and EKU graduate Silas House, 1 p.m., reading outside Powell Building, book-signing in University Bookstore.

  • "Protecting Kentucky's Natural Resources," Tom Fitzgerald, director, Kentucky Resource Council, 7:30 p.m., Kennamer Room, Powell Building.

  • Wednesday, April 23
  • "Eating Ecologically," presentation by David Kennedy, Leaf for Life Project, followed by dining experience featuring locally grown organic foods, 6:30-8 p.m., Center for Appalachian Studies, 300 Summit St. (the old Martin Home). Food will be prepared for 30 guests, first-come, first-served. "This talk is a way of getting us to think about food, not from the perspective of a commodity, but from an ecological perspective," said EKU history professor Rob Wiese.

  • Thursday, April 24
  • "Duct Taping Our Communities: Protecting the Environment from Military Contamination," presentation by Ericka Taylor, Military Toxic Project, and Elizabeth Crowe, Kentucky Environmental Foundation, 11 a.m.- 12:15 p.m., Grand Reading Room, Crabbe Library. Discussion will focus on toxic legacy of U.S. weapons manufacturing and disposal and how communities are protecting themselves from toxic chemical exposure. Special attention will be paid to "Avoiding Armageddon," a documentary that airs on KET2 April 14- 19, 9 p.m. nightly. Panel discussion/ lunch follows in Faculty Dining Room, Powell Building, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Event free and open to public. Space for luncheon may be limited; call Center for Appalachian Studies, 859-622-3065, to make luncheon reservations.

  • Free concert featuring Taildragger, 7:30- 10 p.m., Ravine, sponsored by EKU Greens.

  • Saturday, April 26
  • Earth Day hike at Anglin Falls, near Madison-Rockcastle border, meet at Alumni Coliseum Lot at 10 a.m.