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April 9, 2013

St. Edward's University Hosts Earth Week Festivities April 16-23

St. Edward’s University Hosts Earth Week Festivities April 16-23
More than 25 companies and organizations to participate in St. Edward’s Earth Day
festival Monday, April 22

AUSTIN, Texas (April, 9, 2013) – St. Edward’s University Earth Week 2013 runs from Tuesday, April 16 through Tuesday, April 23.  This year’s festivities bring together the entire community to highlight local sustainability efforts around water, energy, farming, transportation, recycling, composting, and more. All Earth Week 2013 events are free and open to the public at St. Edward’s University and the Wild Basin Creative Research Center.

Earth Week 2013 kicks-off on Tuesday, April 16, with a book signing and talk by George Bristol, author of On Politics and Parks. The book signing and talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Jones Auditorium. Bristol is the recipient of the 2000 PEN Texas Literary Award for Poetry, the First Annual Texas Land & People Award (2007), the Terry Hershey Award (2008), and the Nature Conservancy of Texas Lifetime Achievement Award (2008). In 2008, he received a leadership award from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

St. Edward’s has invited local companies and organizations to showcase their earth-friendly products and services. Organizations confirmed for Earth Week 2013 include Car 2 Go, Sierra Club, beyond2ndnature, Clean Water Action, Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Native, Wildlife Austin, Repetual, Agana Rain Water, Rethink/Sustainability City of Austin, St. Edward’s Students for Sustainability, Commute Solutions, Austin Creative Reuse, Command G, Jo’s, Break it Down, Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions, Farm to Table, Sustainable Food Center, Bon Appetit, LCRA, Wild Basin, Student Bike Project, Student Bike Group, The Invasive Hunter Academy, and St. Edward’s University Health and Counseling Center.

More information about Earth Week 2013 and a full schedule of events can be found on the St. Edward’s University sustainability blog page.

About St. Edward’s University

St. Edward’s is a private, liberal arts Catholic university in the Holy Cross Tradition with more than 5,300 students. Located in Austin, Texas, with a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s is a diverse community that offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to inspire students with a global perspective. St. Edward's University has been recognized for ten consecutive years as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, and ranks in the top 20 of Best Regional Universities in the Western Region. St. Edward’s has also been recognized by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

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