Earth Week Concludes April 22 with a Party for the Planet

April 18, 2017

Regis University will host an unprecedented week of events and education on its Northwest Denver Campus to celebrate our greatest asset — Earth.

Each day from April 17-22 will feature special events, speakers and films. The celebration will culminate on Earth Day, April 22, with a party for the planet.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 22, there will be family friendly activities, arboretum and sustainability tours, vendors, artists and food trucks. A beer garden will open at 11 a.m.

Regis University President Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., will deliver a formal welcome on the steps of Dayton Memorial Library at noon on Earth Day. He’ll be followed by keynote speaker Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a 16-year-old climate change activist, hip-hop artist and powerful voice on the global youth-led environmental movement.

“Earth Week is at the root of what we do at Regis University,” said Beth Caniglia, the director of the Sustainable Economic and Enterprise Development Center (SEED) in Regis’ College of Business and Economics. “We designed the week to address and create dialogue around some of Earth’s most pressing issues. We want to share that conversation with our students, staff, faculty and the surrounding community.”

Each day, Regis will host a film during its Environmental Film Festival. The movies include “Plant Pure Nation,” “Beyond Standing Rock,” “Racing Extinction” and “Poverty Inc.” Other activities during the week include a neighborhood cleanup, roundtable discussions on the Dakota Access Pipeline, classes on herbal lotion-making and succulent planting, meditation, yoga and more.

For a full list of movies and events, please visit Regis.edu/EarthWeek.  

Earth Week also is sponsored by Regis’ College of Business and Economics, the Regis University Student Government Association (RUSGA) Student Sustainability, and the Community Engagement Office. The SEED Institute promotes the economic, social and environmental health of our communities.

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Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jennifer Forker at 303.458.3537 or jforker@regis.edu.