03.18.2013 |

If you love food, you’ll love Earth Day 2013 which focuses on “Barn to Brick: Sustainable Food and Agriculture at NC State.” Mark your calendars now for a week-long menu of free events. Plus, if you register to volunteer at one of these events, you’ll get a free Earth Day T-shirt! Learn more about Earth Day at go.ncsu.edu/earthday.

Saturday, April 13

Planting My Roots
NC State’s Agroecology Education Farm, 1 – 3 p.m.
University Dining is partnering with the Agroecology Education Farm to begin serving produce grown on campus in Dining Halls.  Join us to plant seedlings alongside other NC State students, faculty, staff and alumni. Bring a pair of gloves, if you have them, and wear your Wolfpack pride.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. RSVP online

Tuesday, April 16

Grow Your Wellness
On the Brickyard, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Live healthy – now. Through dozens of booths, interactive activities, giveaways and prizes, you’ll encounter the seven dimensions of wellness and how each can fuel a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Plus, take the Reduce Your Waste Challenge at action-packed, Crossfit-style fitness stations that will show you how to reduce your waste and waistline.

Norman Borlaug Lecture 
Hunt Library Auditorium, 3 p.m.
Frances Seymour, former director of the Center for International Forestry Research, will speak on “Forests for Thought: The dynamic politics of tropical forests, food security and climate change”

Wednesday, April 17

Earth Day Celebration
On the Brickyard, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
One of the largest campus events this spring, come join the Pack as it celebrates the planet.
Become a vendor for this free event

Earth Day Movie: “Fresh”
Witherspoon Cinema, Time coming soon
A new way to think about what you’re eating.  Don’t miss this landmark food documentary.

Thursday, April 18

Farm Feast
4:30 – 8:30 p.m., Outside Fountain Dining Hall
University Dining is closing Fountain Dining Hall and moving dinner outside for this outdoor picnic featuring all local NC food, entertainment and much more. Activities are free, but food must be purchased (meal plans accepted).

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