Come to UConn’s Earth Day Spring Fling on Thursday April 19, 2012, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Fairfield Way!
The Earth Day Spring Fling is an annual celebration of sustainability co-sponsored by the University of Connecticut Dining Services’ Local Routes Program and the Office of Environmental Policy. Every Earth Day since 2008, this festival has featured live music, organic local food, eco-friendly vendors, green companies and student groups that join together to produce the greatest day of environmental awareness all year!
* Rain date: Friday, April 20, 2012
** If you would like to be considered for space as a vendor/student group at this year's Earth Day Spring Fling, please e-mail your contact information and a brief description of your company/service/group to email@example.com by Friday, March 16th.
Spring Fling 2010
The 3rd Annual Earth Day Spring Fling was a successful and sustainable celebration enjoyed by all! Thank you to all the vendors and exhibitors who helped make this event a success. UConn's celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day was attended by hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and community members alike.
Earth Day is a sustainable festival enjoyed by thousands of students, faculty and staff! Dining Services, the Office of Environmental Policy, eco-friendly vendors, companies and student groups join together to put on the greatest day of environmental awareness all year!
Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day!
3rd Annual UConn Earth Day Spring Fling
Friday, April 23rd, 2010
11-2 on Fairfield Way and the University Seal Plaza
Schedule of Events
WHUS live broadcast
Live music provided by the band Seed
Free bike tune-ups
Provided by Tolland Bicycle & the UConn Cycling Team
Local Routes BBQ Lunch
You can use your meal plan!
Vegetarian/Vegan options available
Equipment demos and outdoor lawn games!
Green Technologies Displays
UConn Student Groups
EcoHusky, Real Slow Food at UConn, EcoHouse
Eco-friendly vendors and exhibitors
(click to view all vendors and exhibitors)
Also check out:
Author David Gumpert
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
Location: UConn Co-Op, 4:00 pm. David will be speaking about his book, Raw Milk.
The first annual UConn Earth Day Film Festival-Moving Toward Sustainability
(Groton & Storrs) -
Sponsored by the University of Connecticut Libraries, with support from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), UConn's Department of Dining Services, retired veteran CANR writer Alexander Gavitt, and the Storrs and Avery Point EcoHusky student organizations.
The University of Connecticut will celebrate Earth Day with a series of films on sustainable agriculture. Scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m. is Rick Hermanot, the owner and operator of Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm in Sterling, CT, the largest producer of free-range turkeys in the state.
If you've ever wondered if free range and organically grown are viable farming strategies come see: Fresh Fridays on the Farm, Good Food, or The Real Dirt on Farmer John. In addition, UConn's regional Avery Point campus in Groton will show three films examining sustainable marine practices, including Farming the Seas, River of Renewal and the questions which can arise when you try to eat locally in Eating Alaska.
Times: Storrs, 10 am - 7 pm; Avery Point 4 pm - 7 pm
Locations: University of Connecticut Student Union Theater, Storrs and University of Connecticut Marine Sciences Bldg, Room 103 Avery Point Campus, Groton
Other Event Information: Storrs Campus Map - http://uconn.edu/pdf/wholemap.pdf
Avery Point Campus Map - http://averypoint.uconn.edu/avery_point/campus_map.pdf
Contact: Jo Ann Reynolds 860-486-1406 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vendors and Exhibitors
Center for Clean Energy Engineering
EcoHouse Living & Learning Community
EcoHusky Student Group
Omar Coffee Company
Real Slow Food
UConn Honors Council Environmental Sustainability Subcommittee
UConn Green Building Club
Capitol Clean Cities of CT
Cool Coventry Club
UConn Forestry and Wildlife Club
UConn Cycling Team
UConn Wildlife Society
Rich Valley Farm
Sunlight Solar Energy