April events in celebration of Earth Month will encourage University of Central Florida students and the community to promote sustainable living.
Among the highlights is GreenWaves III, an electronic music festival sponsored by E.Co. and the Campus Activities Board. The festival will be held from noon to 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the UCF Arena.
GreenWaves will take the concept of a concert to the next level by incorporating a piezoelectric dance floor that converts dancing energy into electricity. The audience will contribute to the energy being used by the concert, and the crowd also will control lighting and special effects.
GreenWaves headliners include Alesso, DEV, 3Lau and KillaGraham. Tickets are free for UCF students and $20 for general admission. More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/ucfgw/.
Other Earth Month events include:
-“Range, Furrow and Grove: Images of Florida Agriculture,” an exhibit of photographs, will be on display on the main floor of the UCF Library through Monday, April 30. The exhibit, a reflection on Florida’s agricultural system in the early 1900s, is sponsored by UCF Dining Services and other partners.
-Members of the sustainable student group I.D.E.A.S. will speak to youngsters at UCF’s Creative School for Children about growing fruits and vegetables at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 12.
-UCF Dining Services will sponsor its second “Food 4 Thought Week” April 16-20. Events, which are open to the public, will focus on sustainable food. Activities include a demonstration on how to make a solar oven, and a fair-trade coffee sampling event. Additional details are available at http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSS/UnivCentralFlorida.
-The Rosen College of Hospitality Management will host “Glowing Green” on Thursday, April 19. Students can plant herbs and flowers and decorate seed pots near the front gates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Upcycling activities will be held in the Rosen College Community Center from 4 to 7 p.m.
To learn more about the “green” movement on campus, visit the E.Co website.