UA professors and students make some recommendations to practice Earth Day every day, after this Saturday's celebration. Anita Bhappu, associate professor of family and consumer sciences, stresses the importance of being a responsible consumer and says, "There are actually lots of tools out there today to help you be that consumer you want to be. But it starts by understanding that in your role as an active consumer, you have an impact every day on the planet."
This Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day! In addition to committing to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, Tucson has some options for celebration, including the UA Earth Day on the UA Mall, the March for Science, and Earth Day at Biosphere 2.
March precipitation totals were average to below average in most of the Southwest. Warm temperatures across the West have begun to put a dent in the snowpack and snow water equivalent. While much of the West has seen improvements in drought conditions (notably, California declared an end to its drought), southern Arizona and New Mexico have experienced an increase in drought designation.
UA professors Alison Hawthorne Deming, Hoshin Gupta and Pham Huu Tiep have each been named UA Regents' Professors.