Belmont Announces Sustainability Week Schedule of Events

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Belmont University will be celebrating Earth Day 2018 with its inaugural Sustainability Week April 14-20. Hosted by the University’s Sustainability Committee, this year’s events provide an opportunity for all members of the Belmont community to engage with the Conservation Covenant, the University’s commitment to honor God’s creation.

Launched in 2015, the Conservation Covenant is a charge for the University to honor the environment and take care of what it’s been given. This year’s Sustainability Week will see many events, intentionally created to engage the campus community in dialogue surrounding conservation.

This year’s events include:

  • A Creek Clean-up on Saturday, April 14 at 4 p.m. hosted by Belmont’s student-run Eco Club
  • A screening of “The Slow Food Story,” a documentary centered around an international fast food resistance movement, on Saturday, April 14 at 5 p.m. in the Johnson Theater
  • “Human, Animals and Disease” — a convocation presented by Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Matthew Heard at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 16 in the Massey Business Center, Room 103
  • An Arbor Day Celebration and Campus Tree/Bird Walk on Wednesday, April 18 at 10 a.m. featuring Belmont Horticulturist Mary Weber and local birder Dr. Frank Fekel
  • A keynote address by Tradd Cotter, microbiologist and mycologist, who will present “Fanning the Flame: Focusing Your Passion for Research into Disruptive Technology” on Wednesday, April 18 at 5 p.m. in the Janet Ayers Academic Center, Room 4094
  • An Earth Week Prayer Service at 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in the Bell Tower Prayer Chapel
  • An Earth Day Celebration Chapel on Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m. in the Janet Ayers Academic Center Chapel
  • The University Staff Advisory Council will host their Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 21 at Rose Park from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The event will have a special sustainability theme in honor of Sustainability Week and special activities will include opportunities for children to plant seeds, participate in a scavenger hunt and more.

For more information on Belmont’s sustainability efforts, click here.