UAB Earth Month activities continue with festival on the Campus Green, films, recycling

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- April is Earth Month, and UAB is getting into the environmental swing with several events.

There is an Arbor Day celebration in progress on campus today until 1 p.m., according to the UAB Reporter. The event includes educational demonstrations, a tree-planting ceremony and other activities. One of the sponsoring groups is the UAB student environmental group, Green Initiative.

The remaining events this month are as follows:

Wednesday, April 9: UAB Earth Month Festival, to be held on the Campus Green from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be food, live music, educational booths and vendors selling produce and green products.

There will be about 30 vendors, including the Alabama Environmental Council, Birmingham Public Library, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Commute Smart, Green Garage, Redemptive Cycles and REV Birmingham, according to the UAB Sustainability web site.

Thursday, April 10: Southern Exposure Film Series, Spencer Honors House, 7 p.m. There will be a screening of short films designed to raise awareness about environmental issues in Alabama.

The films to be screened are "Overburdened: Undermined," "Beltline Blues," "Rain's Gonna Come," and "Forever Wild," according to the UAB Sustainability site.

Friday, April 11: Household hazardous waste collection, UAB Recycling Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. UAB faculty, staff and students can bring household items such as paint and solvents to be disposed properly.

Electronic waste will also be accepted, courtesy of Advanced Technology Recycling.

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