Denton, Texas, is known for their love of the environment. The University of North Texas, one of the pride and joys of Denton has even generated their recreation center into one of the largest human power plants in the country, by the use of exercise machines. This year, Denton is not holding back on Earth Day. They have many events and programs set up for the month of April.
Monday, April 19: Screening of Food, Inc.
9-11 p.m.: At the University Union Lyceum, Food, Inc., a film highlighting how there are only a few corporations that control the American food supply, and the effects it has on the health of the consumers.
Tuesday, April 20
From 6-7 p.m. Dr. JoAnn Ratto, a research engineer for the U.S. Army Natick Solider Research Center, will lecture on how the Army is improving its food packaging system and making it more sustainable. This will be taking place at Silber Eagle B & C Suites at the University Union.
7-9 p.m.: There will be an Awakening the Dreamer Workshop, a group discussion that will provide knowledge and inspiration to the global movement. This will take place in Room 255 at the Eagle Student Service Center on the UNT campus.
10-11 p.m.: There will be a Moonlight Tree Planting. A tree will be planted on the UNT campus during this ceremony. There will be live music and informational tables provided. The ceremony will take place at the Campus Green.
Wednesday, April 21
1-3 p.m.: Architects will speak about the football stadium and the new LEED certifications and developments in the Cafeteria lobby at Discovery Park.
From 2-5 p.m. there will be a Mean Green Clean, which will organize a cleanup focus for various areas of Denton. Anyone interested in this will meet at the Campus Green.
6-8 p.m.: There will be the big eARTh Day Event, which will showcase various works of art at the Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building.
Thursday, April 22
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: The Green Products and Sustainability Fair will take place. Businesses from around the city will be present to provide information and host hands-on workshops. This will take place outside the Willis Library.
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: The Earth Fest at Discovery Park will be running at Discovery Park. There will be games, prizes, free food, and music from Matt Hornbeck and the Three Seans.
5:30-10 p.m.: Earth Fest at Library Mall. There will be more games, prizes, and food in a farmer’s market style. There will be more music from Two O’Clock Lab Band and Good Question. This event will be happening outside the Willis Library.
For more information, visit UNT News.