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NMU to Celebrate Anderton’s Earth Week April 17-22 2021

NMU to Celebrate Anderton’s Earth Week April 17-22 2021

Several Northern Michigan University student organizations are collaborating to make Anderton’s Earth Week 2021 the biggest celebration of its kind on campus. The April 17-22 event will feature three virtual presentations on innovative ways to reduce the carbon footprint and daily activities that promote environmental sustainability.

NMU’s Eta Chi Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographical Honor Society will offer the following Zoom presentations. Each is scheduled from 6-7 p.m. on its respective date. Find the individual Zoom links and passcodes here.

Tuesday, April 20: “Green Innovations in Heating and Cooling.” Drawdown ranks refrigerant management as the single most important strategy to curb climate change. NMU faculty member Nick Griewahn will discuss green refrigerants. Also, Kevin DeMaster and John Brooks from Mitsubishi will address how widespread adoption of cold-climate heat pump technology paired with renewable energy can help decarbonize campus buildings.

Wednesday, April 21: “Solar Options on Campus.” Impact Power Solutions and Homeland Solar representatives will talk about residential to large commercial scale on-site solar power to slash electricity emissions.

Thursday, April 22: “Turning Food Waste into Black Gold.” Partridge Creek Farm wll explain how it reduces NMU’s emissions by composting pre-consumer kitchen scraps. AgriLab Technologies will also present its advanced aerated compost heat recovery systems, and how NMU could partner with the City of Marquette to implement large-scale composting of food waste.

Other activities include trash pickups, Marquette community cleanup, Tune Up Tuesday bike repairs, trail maintenance workshop with the North Country Trail Hikers, webinar on factory farming and the environment, community bike ride, film screenings and student presentations. Find the full schedule here. For more details, click on the black event boxes beneath each day.

Anderton’s Earth Week is named in honor of John Anderton, a former geography professor and department head who passed away unexpectedly in March 2014.

For more information, contact the NMU Conservation Crew at

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