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Earth Week Activities Set

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Thursday, April 12, 2018

The University of Minnesota Crookston will recognize Earth Week with a host of activities starting on Monday, April 17 through Sunday, April 22, 2018. Events are free and all are welcome.

Tuesday, April 17 - A program entitled “The ABCs of Tree Ownership” will take place in Kiehle Auditorium at 7 p.m. Rick Abrahamson, lecturer in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department. Abrahamson will talk about tree care and attendees will receive a free oak sapling.

Wednesday, April 18 – Use your talents as a chef to enter your favorite squash recipe creation in a contest by bringing the dish to the Sustainability Office (Hill 109) along with the recipe from 2 to 6 p.m. Prizes for the contest include kitchen equipment and inclusion in a squash cookbook.

Thursday, April 19 – Learn about sustainable building design with Trey Everett from the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing (MICAH) and Dave Danforth from U of M Crookston Facilities and Operations at noon in Bede Ballroom.

Friday, April 20 – Watch the movie “Farmers for America” and learn how young farmers are helping the environment and growing food at the showing in Kiehle Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 22, Earth Day – Gather your friends and neighbors to help clean up downtown in partnership with City of Crookston from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Meet at City Hall and bring your refillable water bottle.

For more information on Earth Week activities at the University of Minnesota Crookston, visit

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations 


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