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Earth Week

Earth Week 2011

Earth Week 2011

Help plan Earth Week 2011. April 18 - April 22.

Green Campus, Green Communities

Earth Week 2011| April 18 - 22

The Office of Sustainability, with help from everyone on campus, is planning a fun-filled and educational Earth Week 2011. A different sustainability topic will be highlighted each day of Earth Week, culminating with an all-out Earth Day celebration on Friday complete with big sustainability announcements, free food, and music. 

Earth Week goers can pick up a passport of events throughout the week from an information desk on the quad, the MGC information desk,  or the library. Get your passport stamped when you attend at least 5 events throughout the week and be entered to win a raffle prize!

Alert: Rain Plans in Effect

The outdoor events scheduled on Friday, April 22nd for the Earth Day celebration are now going to be moved indoors to MGC 5-6. The outdoor movie screening will take place in Ward 1. See below for schedule updates.

Monday, April 18 | Energy & Climate

 Event  Time  Location Contact If Rain
Throughout Earth Week, SIS will be exhibiting paintings by well-known local artist Kay Jackson

 

April 11 - April 29, all day
SIS Atrium
   
Sustainability Tour
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Outside SIS

 

Office of Sustainability
If rain, Canceled
Energy & Climate Panel Discussion: Climate Innovations at the Global, National, and Local Scale

 

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
MGC 200

 

DC Chapter of the Sierra Club
 
Green roof workshop
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
MGC 2nd Floor, outside room 245

 

Office of Sustainability  
 Introduction to Photovoltiaics- Science and Applications; Featuring the AU 500 kW Six Building Project

 

2:10 pm - 3:00 pm
Beeghly 1
College of Arts and Sciences, ENVS Program
 
The State of Environmental Politics and Policy in the United States:
A Conversation with Christine Todd Whitman

 

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Butler Pavilion, 6th Floor
School of Public Affairs Center for Environmental Policy
 
The Palm Break Challenge and Captain Planet Episode Screening

 

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ward 1
National Wildlife Federation & Office of Sustainability
 
Movie Screening: Garbage Dreams
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ward 1

 

EcoSense  

Tuesday, April 19 | Transportation

 Event  Time  Location Contact If Rain
Car-Free Day - register your commute so we can track savings
All day
Meet at the Flag Pole at 9 am for bagels, juice, & to take a group picture!

 

Office of Sustainability
If ran, Canceled
Sustainable Transportation - come see AU's electric vehicles and Chevy's Volt

Sign Up to Ride & Drive an electric Chevy Volt!

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Quad

 

Facilities Management
If rain, Moved to Friday
Sustainable Sites presentation and tour of SIS building and landscape - sign up now

 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Outside SIS

 

Facilities Management; Office of the University Architect
If rain, Inside SIS
Community Bike Ride: Rock Creek Park

 

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Meet outside SIS
AU Bike Club
If rain, Still on
Workshop: Bike Maintenance 101 and Safe Biking
4:30 pm- 6:00 pm
Quad

 

Office of Sustainability
 
Movie Screening: Sweet Crude
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ward 1

 

EcoSense  

Wednesday, April 20 | Food & Water

Event Time Location Contact If Rain
Water advocacy groups tabling 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Quad  Chesapeake Bay Student Alliance If rain, Canceled
AU Farmers Market
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Quad  AU Wellness  
Arboretum plant sale
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Quad Facilities Management

 

If rain, Purchase in Osborn
Fiber Art - bring a t-shirt or handkerchief to dye naturally with Korean Plants

 

11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Quad Korean Heritage Foundation & AU Korean Student Association
If rain, Canceled
Bon Appetit farmers market cooking demo
11:30 am - 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Quad Bon Appetit
If rain, inside TDR in the Santa Fe Room
AU Garden Club meeting: The benefits of Native Trees

 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
EQB Lounge - bring a lunch
AU Garden Club
 
Arboretum tour featuring native trees and Korean Garden - limit 25, sign up now

 

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Meet outside EQB

Arboretum Staff

 
If rain, Canceled
Tap vs. Bottled Water - a DC Water Quality Technician can answer questions about water quality in DC 

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Quad DC Water
 
Climate Change and the Supreme Court
3:00 pm
SIS 300
Kogod, SPA, and the new MS in Sustainability Management Program

 

 
Nature Walk and Hike

 

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meet on Quad between Kogod and Battelle
EcoSense If rain, Canceled

Thursday, April 21 | Day of Service

Event Time Location Contact If Rain
Pod on the Quad: Project Move-Out collections
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Quad Housing and Dining
 
Green Roof Planting - sign up now
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
MGC Courtyard Green Roofs
Office of Sustainability

 

If rain, Still on
Sustainability Tour
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meet Outside SIS

 

Office of Sustainability
If rain, Canceled
Green Teaching Workshop
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
MGC 200

 

CTRL  
Community Trash Pick-Up - sign up now
2:00 pm
Meet at flag pole, walk to Glover Archbold, Battery Kemble, & Spring Valley Park

 

Community Service Coalition & EcoSense
If rain, Still on
Panel discussion: “Sustainability at the Right Scale?” with Llewellyn Wells, President of the Living City Block Initiative

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
EQB Lounge
Global Environmental Politics Program, SIS

 

 
Campus Tree Planting
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Quad - Meet at Flag Pole
AU Facilities Management
If rain, Canceled
Visit and tour of solar panels with Ambassador Ron Kirk, United States Trade Representative

 

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(closed event)
Office of Sustainability
 
Careers in Environmental Policy

 

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
SIS Founders' Room
Global Environmental Politics Program, SIS
 
Movie Screening: SoLA - Louisiana Water Stories
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ward 2
EcoSense  

Friday, April 22 | Earth Day Celebration

Join the Earth Day celebration in the Amphitheater on Friday (rain location is MGC 5 and 6)  

Event Time Location Contact If Rain
Pod on the Quad: Project Move-Out Collection
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Quad Housing and Dining
 
Hands-On Green: learn about solar energy, green roofs, and alternative transportation first hand plus tie-dye with EcoSense!

Sign up to Ride & Drive an electric Chevy Volt!

 

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
MGC 5-6

 

Office of Sustainability
If rain, MGC 5-6
Free Sustainable BBQ and Solar Crepes!

Wonk T-shirt give away

 

12:00 pm 'til gone!
BBQ in MGC 5-6 & Crepes on Quad
Office of Sustainability & University Communications and Marketing
If rain, MGC 5-6
Green Teaching Award Recognition
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
MGC 5-6
Center for Teaching, Research, & Learning
MGC 5-6
Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Largest Solar Array in DC with President Kerwin

 

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
MGC 5-6
Office of Sustainability
If rain, MGC 5-6
ENF KIDS JAM performance to motivate and empower youth and the adults that care about them, to protect our planet
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
MGC 5-6
Office of Sustainability
MGC 5-6
Passport Raffle Drawing - be present to win!
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
MGC 5-6

 

Office of Sustainability
If rain, MGC 5-6
Ciclovida Workshops: Biofuels, Agrofuels, & Climate Change; Landless Movement in Brazil; Pedal and Solar Powered Sound and Video
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Outside of Ward
Eco-Sense and Latin American Student Organization
 
Ciclovida: Help bike- power this film about climate justice and local food movements plus speakers & musical performances.

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ward 4
 Eco-Sense and Latin American Student Organization  
Green Movie: Avatar
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ward 1

 

RHA & the CAS Graduate Student Council
Ward 1

 

Friday, April 22 | "Eating Green" Conference

Attend the Andrew Wolf ('09) Memorial Conference: "Eating Green": A Conversation about Food, Consumption and Sustainability hosted by the Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs Graduate Program and the Philosophical Society.

Event Time Location
Coffee 9:00 am - 10:00 am

 

Battelle Atrium
Meditation 9:15 am - 9:45 am

 

Philosophy Lounge (Battelle #130)
Panel "A Conversation About Food, Sustainability, and Social Justice"

10:00 am - 11:30 am

 

SIS Founders Room
 Keynote: Lisa Heldke, Gustavus Adolphus University, "Pleasure Once Removed: Eating, Suffering and Violence"

 

11:45 am - 1:15 pm

 

SIS Founders Room
Lunch 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

 

McDowell Formal Lounge
Block 1 –Workshops Otesha, Slow Cook 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

 

McDowell Formal Lounge
Block 2 – Workshops Beanfields, Our Hen House

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 

McDowell Formal Lounge
 Vegan Story Books, Closing, Dedication 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 

McDowell Formal Lounge




Other Environmental Events in April

Date Event Time Location Contact
4/25

Celebrate Earth Day and the Launch of the M.S. in Sustainability Management

Movie Screening: Climate Refugees

 

8:10 pm
Wechsler Theater (MGC 315)
Kogod School of Business