For the second year, LSC is partnering with the University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Wisconsin-Superior, College of St. Scholastica, and the League of Women Voters to celebrate World Water Week! Events at LSC will take place on Monday, March 23rd in the Student Lounge from 11:00-1:00. Bring your empty plastic water bottles, add them to our bottle chain, and first 15 exchanges get a FREE aluminum water bottle. Learn about the effects of plastics in our ecosystem, watch “Blue Gold: World Water Wars” with us, discuss and eat popcorn! Also, attend the week’s great events at UMD, UWS, CSS, and EPA Lab (more info below)!
Monday at Lake Superior College
• 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Showing of the film “Blue Gold: World Water Wars”. Students can bring empty plastic bottles to the Lounge to add to a plastic bottle chain; first 15 people get a FREE re-usable aluminum bottle!
Tuesday at University of Minnesota Duluth
• 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Water Fair at UMD, in UMD Kirby Bus Hub
o Can You Taste The Difference? Bottled Water vs. Tap Water challenge, hosted by UMD Office of Sustainability
o Sign up to win a “I drink SUPERIOR water” reusable aluminum bottle
o Water Fair: Learn about protecting water quality, invasive species, watershed research and more from Minnesota Sea Grant, Natural Resources Research Institute, and the UMD Stormwater Committee
• 7:00 p.m. Showing of “Tapped”- a documentary about the life of bottled water, in UMD Life Sciences 185 (Free snacks and tap water!)
Tuesday at University of Wisconsin Superior
• Starting at 11:20 a.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m., showing of “Flow”, in Swenson Hall 1004
Wednesday at the College of St. Scholastica
• 7:00 p.m. Showing of “Waterlife: The Epic Journey of our Water” in the College of St. Scholastica’s Science Auditorium.
Thursday at University of Wisconsin Superior
• 11:00 a.m. Environmental Sociology students will be presenting their semester projects on water related issues, in the Yellowjacket Union.
Thursday at the EPA Lab in Duluth
• 6:30 p.m., Showing of “DamNation” a documentary about the history and controversy surrounding dam removal projects, hosted by the League of Women Voters Duluth
Friday at University of Wisconsin Superior
• 12:00 p.m., Emerging Micro-Pollutants: Water in Plastic and Plastic in Water, Presentation by Professor of Chemistry Lorena Rios Mendoza, in Swenson 1004
This event was organized by the UMD Office of Sustainability and supported by the League of Women Voters Duluth and UMD’s Allworth Institute and Office of Sustainability. Collaborative posters created by UMD Graphic Design & Marketing student.