Want to make your lifestyle more Earth-friendly? There are several events planned in the Fargo-Moorhead area for the next few days and weeks aimed at helping area residents do just that. Today Through Saturday, get a free ride on any Metro Area T...
Want to make your lifestyle more Earth-friendly?
There are several events planned in the Fargo-Moorhead area for the next few days and weeks aimed at helping area residents do just that.
- Through Saturday, get a free ride on any Metro Area Transit bus by presenting an empty aluminum can when boarding
. MAT passengers can also enter a drawing to win Earth Week T-shirts.
The following events are at Concordia College:
- Campus chapel service, Centrum, 9:50 a.m., Knutson Campus Center. Erik George, former Student Environmental Alliance president and current student body president, talks about environmentalism and spirituality.
- Sustainability Fair, atrium, Knutson Campus Center, 9:40 to 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., 4:30 to 7 p.m.
- “Restoring Eden” presentation, 7 p.m., Jones Science Center, Room 212. The Rev. Peter Illyn talks about why green initiatives are important from a Christian perspective.
- The Association of Students from India will present “Srishti, Create a Healthy Earth,” from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., at Festival Concert Hall at North Dakota State University. The event will feature mime, skits and dancing.
- Concordia College: Groundbreaking for organic garden, 11 a.m., soccer fields.
- Party for the Planet, Red River Zoo, Fargo, noon to 4 p.m. A tree-planting ceremony will be at 12:15 p.m., plus kids’ activities, including bagel bird feeders, “Make a Toad Abode,” recycled papermaking, “Supermarket Sweep,” and animal observation skills.
May 1. Household electronics recycling at the Fargo Solid Waste Central building, 2301 8th Ave. N. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the city will accept televisions, computers and monitors (up to three of each item) from each household in Fargo, West Fargo, Casselton, Mapleton, and any other city or county with a Fargo landfill agreement. Residential electronics can also be dropped off during the work week at Fargo’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility. In Moorhead, residential electronics can be taken to the garbage transfer station 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- May 8-9. Green Expo, Fargo Civic Auditorium, features speakers on how to improve the environment and reduce your carbon footprint. There will also be exhibitors, merchants and music.
- May 21-22. Reforest the Red. Tree planting at Trollwood Park in north Fargo.
Readers can reach Forum reporter Helmut Schmidt at (701) 241-5583