is that geoffrey waters standing in the background in the picture under ‘friday’ ?
McAllen Botanical Garden Clean-Up at 9:30 AM on Saturday, April 27th!
Bring protective gear as we are dealing with thorn bush. We’ll be done around 12:30 PM for lunch!
The McAllen Botanical Garden is located on Business 83 between Bentsen and Ware Roads. Look for the brown sign that says “McAllen Nature Center.” Enter through the gate and drive down the hill to the lower parking lot. For more info contact us: EAC.ORG@GMAIL.COM
Thurs, April 25th - 6 PM @ HSHW 1.404, Health West Auditorium (behind HSHW off Lot D)
WILD VS. WALL Film Screening + Scott Nicol of the Sierra Club
“Scott Nicol, Sierra Club Borderlands Team chair and LRGV Sierra Club Conservation co-chair, will be speaking at the University of Texas Pan American on April 25 about the flood risks and environmental damage that will come with new border walls slated for the Rio Grande floodplain. Through Freedom of Infomation Act requests Scott has uncovered documents showing that Customs and Border Protection plans to condemn private lands and take parts of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge to build these walls. For years the US section of the International Boundary and Water Commission rejected these walls as posing too great a flood hazard to communities on both sides of the river, but a year ago they caved in to pressure from CBP and approved walls in the floodplain.”
Presented by: Environmental Awareness Club, Environmental Studies Minor Committee, Sierra Club, and Border Studies Archive
For more info contact us: EAC.ORG@GMAIL.COM
Join us on the Library Lawn next to the Quads from 12 to 1 PM on Thursday, April 25th for an informative but festive event to celebrate our wonderful planet!
Fruit Cups/Debut of Student Market Healthy Shakes!
Live Music - L@s Sk@galer@s, Jesika Cueta, DJ Diosdelghetto, Pyramid Mirror
Tye Dye your own shirt for Charity!
Info booths - Beehive Collective Displays, Vegan informational table by RGV Vegans, Radical Sustainability, Chevy Volt display, and more to be announced!
Student/Community Orgs - Valley Nature Center - Weslaco, Environmental Studies Minor, VOX: Voice for Planned Parenthood, Revolutionary Socialist Alliance, Biology Club, The Cartoon Club @ UTPA, Atheist Student Organization, Texas Freedom Network, Feminist Club UTPA, Pre-Vet Society, Trash Brat Vintage, Rio Grande Valley Zeitgeist Movement, Political Science Association, and more to be announced!
*If you would like your student org or community org to be included, please let us know as there is still time to sign up*
For more info contact us: EAC.ORG@GMAIL.COM
As part of our Earth Week 2013 celebrations we will be hosting an anti-stress pillow fight at the tree circle area by the north quad on Tuesday, April 23rd, 12 PM to 1 PM. There will also be an informational display on the oil industry.
Burned out? Worrying about finals? Tired of writing papers? Or grading them? Come let off some steam and frustration by pillow fighting it out with us on the North Quad!
~Please bring your own pillow!~
Free and open to the public screening in Social and Behavioral Sciences auditorium 101 at 7:20 PM of GASLAND on Monday, April 22nd (Earth Day). Sign-in for extra credit will be in SBS lobby. Any questions or special accommodations go to: EAC.ORG@GMAIL.COM
In light of the new “Gasland Part Two” film, we are having another Earth Week screening of a club favorite, “Gasland.” Yes, it’s the movie where they set the water on fire but it is so much more than that!
“The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.”
This film is extremely relevant to our community as the City of Edinburg just approved a new natural gas power plant and multiple natural gas extraction sites are starting to appear all over the Valley. Please join us for a free showing of this incredible film.
Australasian Darter, Anhinga novaehollandiae.
I’ve never seen a darter hanging out in saltwater before, so that was exciting.
EAC Earth Week event planning meeting Sunday @ 2pm, at the study rooms in the new Library in McAllen.
Open to all members who want to help plan, give input, and take on a more active role in club events.
Lunch: Rice-less sushi with avocado paste and sliced carrots and cucumbers topped with spicy vegan mayo.
There’s no real recipe to this just mash your avocado into a paste and layer it on the nori and then top with ingredients and roll like you would regular sushi! Enjoy! :)
We’re so super-down for this pseudo-recipe.
Oh Oh Oh, we have been so bad! But today is the day for change and back on with the allotment, we are all actually really looking forward to it this year and determined it won’t be such a wash out as last year. We’ve also been really lucky and gained some more land. We have gained some raised beds and another cage as well so will be able to plant some different things. We want to go try to go unusual as well this year, whether its colours or varieties or unusual fruit and veg - lets see how that goes.
Today has been a day of planning and shopping….tomorrow time to get the soil in order, fertilizing and weeding and a few things to plant too, watch this space…..
(p.s. promise we will be back here more often as well!)
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