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Bellarmine Celebrates Earth Day on April 18

Apr 13, 2011


Bellarmine’s Center for Regional Environmental Studies will celebrate Earth Day with a guest speaker and a film presentation about coal mining on Monday, April 18. Both events are free and open to the public.


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Randy Wilson, from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, will discuss the impact of coal mining at 9 a.m. in Hilary's in Horrigan Hall. Wilson, who has worked on social justice issues in Appalachia for years, recently visited similarly-affected mining communities in the nation of Colombia. He will present slides and audio recordings about the lives of Colombian miners and their families.

At 6:30 p.m., Bellarmine and the Louisville Chapter of the Sierra Club are co-sponsoring a screening of the environmental documentary film "Burning the Future," which examines conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia. The presentation takes place in Miles Hall room 145.

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In 2009, Bellarmine created a new Center for Regional Environmental Studies. The center supports a new undergraduate program in environmental studies, campus-wide initiatives in environmental sustainability, new research agendas and the Bellarmine Farm, which provides fresh produce for the University Dining Hall. It is also an important step toward the realization of Vision 2020, the university’s bold plan to be the premier independent Catholic university in the South and the leading private university in the commonwealth and region.

Burning The Future: Coal in America - Trailer from Odessa Films on Vimeo.

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