Own Your Impact! Earth Week 2011

The UC San Diego Libraries are ready to celebrate Earth Week 2011.  Check out some of the events we’re participating in:

The Green Open House, Saturday, April 16, 9 am – 3 pm, Library Walk
Look for the Libraries on the Sustainability Walking Tours. These 45-minute tours will highlight some of the innovations and business practices that have led to UC San Diego being named one of the greenest universities in the nation. Stops will showcase a green dorm room, water-wise landscaping, campus’ energy operations, Sustainability Resource Center and much more.

Food Fight, a Documentary, Monday, April 18, 5:30 – 8 pm, Price Center Theater
Look for the Libraries at the informational tabling event during the hors d’ouvres section.  Stick around to check out the documentary and panel discussion after.

Learn at Lunch, Tuesday, April 19, 12 – 1 pm, Seuss Room in the Geisel Library Building
The UC San Diego Libraries’ Environmental Sustainability Group will host a learn-at-lunch talk that will focus on the sustainability projects that are under way in the Libraries and around campus. Also featured will be the Green Campus Program Interns, a student group funded by the Alliance to Save Energy, and Campus Facilities Management.  Come hear about green projects on campus, including green features of the Geisel library, and how UCSD is building a sustainable future.

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All about Green!

The Social Sciences & Humanities Library (SSHL) honors Earth Week-

Got water?
After three years of a California drought, with mandatory water rationing anticipated for this summer, thinking globally and acting locally has never been more important—or easier. Simple changes in everyday habits can conserve gallons of water a day.

Come to the SSHL Reference Area to check out a display on California’s water sponsored by UCSD’s Social Science & Humanities Library and the San Diego County Water Authority. Explore the colorful history of water in California and learn what you can do today to conserve this precious resource.

While you’re in the Reference Area, check out our display on books about environmental issues, along with a model solar house, on loan as part of UCSD’s Sustainability Initiative, and the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project.

And don’t forget to leave your mark! SSHL wants to know your thoughts on Earth Week, the environment, and our campus wide sustainability initiative. Use the materials provided to make your mark on our Earth Week Graffiti Wall.