Earth Week at VUJC

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Hanneman, Carol
Master of Arts in Earth Literacy
Earth Week at VUJC describes a community effort to provide four days of Earth-centered programs at Vincennes University Jasper Campus, a small, commuter, community college campus in Jasper, Indiana. Several faculty, staff, students, and community members took part in organizing and producing Earth Week, which took place from April 21-24, 2008. The event was aimed at raising awareness of environmental and social justice issues, but also had a local flavor, as all presenters were from within approximately one hundred miles of the campus or associated with the campus. Six programs over four days included films, ceremony, lectures, a slide show, dance, and discussion, as well as an art display and booths featuring local vendors and organizations. All events were free and open to the public. This first-time Earth awareness effort proved a success and plans are to make it an annual event.