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Posted in Campus, Politics by Evan Lisull on 11 April 2009

Courtesy of ASUA, a new low in eco-chic:

Carbon Down Arizona

As they did with the issues of state budgets and national elections, the Associated Students have decided that the best way to fight for their rights is via . . . a block party:

UA students from ASUA (Associated Students of the University of Arizona) Sustainability and AZ PIRG, are planning a street fair style block party in celebrating of Earth Day 2009. We are excited to announce that the block party will be entirely student planned and student run, and will be an event to be enjoyed by both the Tucson and UA communities. Participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate awareness of environmental sustainability and attendees will be able to educate themselves on ways in which Tucson is creating a sustainable environment.

The block party will feature live bands, educational games and workshops, sustainable vendors, green job and internship opportunities, farmer’s market and a clean car show.

Be sure to enjoy the farmer’s market, before Congress regulates them out of existence. In other eco-chic news, Cosmopolitan (with a C, not a K) has recently published a piece entitled “Sexy Ways to Go Green”- including such timeless advice as, “Lube Up, Naturally,” and “Slip Between Eco-Sheets.” The White House, meanwhile, is pledging to enact the greenest easter egg roll ever (no word yet on the ham), as his advisers start moving away from auctioning carbon permits and toward permit handouts, crippling their effectiveness.

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  1. Laura Donovan said, on 11 April 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Is the block party meant to spread awareness? I wouldn’t say it’s the worst idea-They can’t campaign all the time, but more than likely, the party will only have PIRG attendees and a few UA students, so it could very well be a waste of time and money.

    “Lube Up, Naturally,” and “Slip Between Eco-Sheets.” -Is that the only advice they provided? Are you talking about Cosmopolitan magazine?

    When Victoria’s Secret came to UA, the spokesperson told me that VS Pink created new organic lotions because “everyone else was going green” at the time. I think everyone is feeling pressured to be environmentally friendly, even if their efforts are not constructive.

  2. Screw this planet said, on 11 April 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I will celebrate earth day by being as green as possible yaddimean?

  3. Garrett P. O'Hara said, on 13 April 2009 at 12:51 am

    This means that all the bands will be acoustic, right? Does this signal the long-awaited return of the resonator guitar’s popularity? Oh wait, you have to cut down trees to make those. Um…how about a brass band? No, that means evil ozone-unfriendly metallurgy. Crap, we’re stuck with a capella. There goes our marching band.

  4. A. Hill said, on 13 April 2009 at 1:33 am

    Hey man, I don’t know about you, but I know when I think of ways to waste as few unnecessary resources as possible, one of the first things that comes to mind is PARTYYYYYY!

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