This year’s Ecofest (formerly the Ecolympics) is about to begin!
Ecofest is a week-long series of events to raise awareness about the human footprint on the environment and the consequent species loss. Here are five reasons why you should sign up and participate:
- You will have a chance to save our corner of the living universe.
- If you don’t, we will all die.
- You will have a chance to win an awesomely cool Ecosphere; copies of the Planet Earth DVD set; artistic prints of endangered and extinct species; and other great eco-prizes.
- If you don’t, the biosphere will collapse and we will all die.
- You will have a chance to set a shining example for the rest of the world.
Events include personal challenges for faculty and students from April 15-22, and public events such as:
- 4/8 and 4/9, 7pm: “Call of Life,” a film about present mass extinction with discussion and pizza @Rich Hall (4/8) and the Core House (4/9).
- 4/16, 7pm: “Eco-Slam,” an environmentally themed poetry slam and open mic with former national slam champion Regie Gibson @BU Central.
- 4/18, noon: “What is Ethology?,” a lunchtime seminar presented by BU Biology faculty member Fred Wasserman @STH 406 (Classics Library, 745 Commonwealth Avenue), RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a box lunch!
- 4/19, 6pm: “Saving the Elephants, Saving Ourselves,” a multimedia lecture presented by artist/musician Miranda Loud from Naturestage @KCB 101 (565 Commonwealth Ave).
- 4/24, 7pm: “What We Talk About When We Talk About Food,” a seminar by Williams College faculty and founding editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, Darra Goldstein, @ Barrister’s Hall, BU Law School (765 Commonwealth Avenue).