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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 2005 Schedule of Events Monday April 18th: Alternative Future- Biodiesel & The Hydrogen Economy. 7:00-8:00 pm. Reeve Union Room 202. The evening begins with a biodiesel panel featuring John Baumann, Jackie Marshall, and Nate Wirth. They will present information on the possible utilization of biodiesel as an alternative fuel source for the Oshkosh campus and surrounding communities. The term “biodiesel” pertains to vegetable oil, alone or blended with petroleum diesel, used to power diesel vehicles. In a time of increasing petroleum prices, biodiesel is a workable alternative for the vast majority of diesel vehicles. 8:00 -9:00 pm. Reeve Union Room 202. Dr. Ken Menningen, a physics professor from U.W. Stevens Point, will address the hydrogen economy and present his research on the development of a photo-electrochemical cell that uses only sunlight to produce hydrogen. The future is closer than we think. Organized & Sponsored by: SEAC, Environmental Studies Dept. & Earth Charter Community Summit. Tuesday April 19th: Women & the Environment. 6:30-8:30 pm. Women’s Center. Join us for a showing of the film “Rachel’s Daughters: Searching for the Causes of Breast Cancer.” It is a documentary based on a group of women who have survived breast cancer, while exploring the environmental causes of the disease. Taking inspiration from Rachel Carson (who died of breast cancer in 1964) and her 1962 book Silent Spring, the women tackle such diverse issues as environmental racism and social inequality in research funding and health care. This film reveals the downside of industrialization with frightening clarity and does an excellent job of inspiring both breast cancer activism and advocacy. 106 min. After the film U.W.O Professor Dr. Jordan Landry will give a talkback on Eco-Feminism. Organized & Sponsored by: WAC & SEAC. Wednesday April 20th: Sustainable Eating/ Sustainable Life. 9:00- 11:00 am. Albee Hall Start the day with Yoga! Two yoga sessions will be held, from 9:15- 10:00 am & again from 10:15-11:00 am. Becca Pulver, a trained yoga instructor, has previously taught yoga on campus and currently teaches classes at the Oshkosh YMCA. Yoga means “joined together,” and is an applied science to both the body and the mind. It is simultaneously self-diagnosis, healing, prevention, and maintenance. All are welcome to attend, whether first-timers or veterans, all you need to bring is yourself! Breathe, relax, stretch, it is a full mind and body workout! Namaste. 11:45 am-1:00 pm & 5:45- 7:00 pm. Blackhawk Commons. “Eating Good: Vegan & Vegetarian Diets,” with Dietitian Sue McIlraith of Affinity Health in Oshkosh. 7:00- 8:00 pm. Reeve Union Room 202. “Bringing Fair Trade Home: Connecting the Local with the Global in Food Politics.” John Peck, Executive Director of Family Farm Defenders, will discuss a humane and sustainable food system, from Fair Trade coffee to purchasing local and organic foods. 8:00- 9:00 pm. Reeve Union Room 202. Doug Wubben, Project Coordinator for Wisconsin Homegrown Lunch presents a workshop on “Bringing Local & Sustainable Food to Campus.” Doug will discuss the Campus Food Project at UW Madison and how UWO students can get fresh local food and support local farmers. Organized & Sponsored by: SEAC & Environmental Studies Dept. Thursday April 21st: Democracy from the Grassroots. 6:30-8:00 pm. Reeve Union Room 227 BC. “Wisconsin Political Reform.” Join two of Wisconsin’s premier political activists: Mike McCabe of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and Jay Heck of Common Cause Wisconsin, as they discuss some of the leading issues in state government, and avenues for citizens to become involved to make a real difference. Moderated by U.W.O Professor Dr. Tony Palmeri. 8:15- 9:00 pm. Reeve Union Room 227 BC. “Independent Media in a Time of War: A Documentary by Amy Goodman. Part scathing critique, part call to action, this film is a hard-hitting documentary illustrated by clips of mainstream media juxtaposed with rare footage from independent reporters in Iraq. The documentary argues that dialogue is vital to a healthy democracy. FREE POPCORN! Donations accepted to cover cost of film. Organized & Sponsored by: Campus Greens, Lake Winnebago Green Party, SEAC, WAC, University Speakers Series, & Earth Charter Community Summit. Friday April 22nd: Earth Day! Ecosphere in Balance. 10:00 am. (Location: TBA) It’s a tree! The 3rd Annual Tree Planting on U.W.O grounds. Come join the Vice Chancellor & the Provost in showing your support for a greener campus and help to plant the little guy safely in the ground! 6:30-10:00 pm. Titan Underground Reeve Union. Open-Mic Spoken-Word Workshop & Fundraiser for 34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund. Got something to say about world population, the Earth, or environmental & social justice? Then come get it off your chest, for fun, prizes & a good cause! Local spoken-word artist Stephani Ott will run a workshop on the ins & outs of spoken- word for the first hour before handing the stage over to the audience. All funds raised will benefit 34 Million Friends, a group working to curb population growth through the empowerment and proper care of women around the world. Other local artists scheduled to perform include: Justin Kohl & Ben Farrell. To guarantee yourself a place on stage contact SEAC at email@example.com before April 21st with the topic of your poem/s, all others will get on stage on a first come basis. Organized & Sponsored by: SEAC & WAC. Saturday April 23rd: Day of Action: Fox River Cleanup! 9:00 am- 12:00 pm. Wisconsin Street Bridge Near Campus. The Fox River gives so much to our community, its time to give a little something back by taking out the trash! Come join us as we get down and dirty to clean up our beautiful river and community. Bags, gloves, and refreshments provided. Organized & Sponsored by: SEAC & Sierra Club. Earth Week is made possible by the hard work and commitment of the following groups: Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC), U.W.O Environmental Studies Dept., Women’s Advocacy Council (WAC), Campus Greens, Lake Winnebago Green Party, University Speakers Series, Sierra Club, and of course the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Thank you! 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