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Love Your Planet: ‘Celebrate Earth Day’ Events on Campus

By: Anna Webb   Published 7:09 am / April 16, 2018

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Earth Day 2018 takes place on Sunday, April 22. But Boise State will lead up to the big day with four days of “Celebrate Earth Day” events, including keynote addresses, exhibitions and demos.

The celebration kicks off with coffee and conversation at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Simplot Ballroom at the Student Union Building. Several talks will follow, including “Beyond the Blue — The Blue Planet from Space” with NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, and “Science for a Changing Climate” with Vice President for Research Mark Rudin.

The afternoon will feature “Growing a Revolution: Agriculture, Soil, Health and Equity in the Treasure Valley and Beyond,” at 1:30 p.m. At this “world cafe discussion,” participants will be able to speak with community experts on environmental topics. The day also includes an exhibition on the second floor of the Environmental Research Building, “People, Planet, Solutions,” featuring art works that emphasize environmental sustainability — whether that’s through robotics, augmented reality, art or tools. A reception, with refreshments, will take place from 3:30-5 p.m.

Community groups, including Peaceful Belly, the Idaho Conservation League, the Boise Watershed and others, will offer exhibitions. The following days include more lectures, a documentary screening and green-friendly, hands-on activities.

Find more details and a full list of happenings at Boise State online at