Earth Week 2013
Celebrate Earth Day by attending one or several of the sustainability related events at the University of Puget Sound throughout the week of April 22nd. All events free and open to the public!
4/20 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Rotunda
Student Market is a craft fair and community gathering where artisans and musicians share their talents. A bi-annual event sponsored by Students for A Sustainable Campus. Student vendors sell homemade and handmade goods: baked goods, jewelry, and artwork. Come hear live music and get your face painted. If you have any questions contact: email@example.com.
Earth Day Showcase
4/22 Noon-2 p.m. Rotunda.
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about sustainability at the University of Puget Sound. A running Powerpoint will highlight different areas of sustainability from Facilities to student activities. Come hear President Ronald Thomas discuss sustainability on campus at 12:15. Local refresments will be provided.
4/22 All Day. Diner.
On Earth Day the Diner will remove paper products to raise awareness of paperwaste produced daily.
Farm to Table Meal Options
The Diner will be putting on a special week-long Farm to Table in celebration of Earth Day April, 22, extending through Friday, April 27, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day at lunch. The Diner will feature local Asparagus and Rhubarb alongside a variety of other produce from Terra Organics all week. Go green by eating local!
Sound Keepers & Earth Economics Event
4/23 7:30-8:30 p.m. WSC 108.
Covering more that 16,000 square miles of land and water – from the rocky shores of the San Juan Islands to the mudflats of the South Sound inlets – Puget Sound is also habitat for over 4 million humans. While much of the Sound is healthy, recent growth and development are stressing the system. Polluted water, closed shellfish beaches, toxic sediments, loss of habitat and sharp declines of fish, marine mammals and birds are signs that that Sounds needs help. That is where Soundkeeper comes in, a protective agency on raising awareness of how we can take part in helping our WATERS!
Local Food Cooking Demonstrations with the Chefs
4/23 & 4/25 2:30-4:30 p.m. Rotunda.
Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 25 join new Executive Chef, Brian Sullivan for two Dining Services-sponsored cooking demonstrations. Learn fine cheese-making and grill techniques alongside basic kitchen practices and flavor profiling. Space is limited so sign up Monday, April 22nd between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Rotunda at the Earth Day Showcase. Staff/Faculty spaces will be reserved but are limited. Locations TBA.
April 24-26, 7:30-930 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Facilities Services Complex
This year Sustainability Services, a branch of Facilities Services, which operates the university's recycling program, is hosting thefirst ever collection drive for electronic waste (e-waste). The collection drive is the primary element of Sustainability Services' larger e-waste awareness campaign, which seeks to educate the campus community about the importance of recycling electronic materials, as well as the procedure for doing so year round, through the normal recycling program.
The collection drive is open to students, faculty, and staff of the University. It will be held during the last half of Earth Week: April 24-26. The main collection site will be located at the Facilities Services Complex, which is behind the Memorial Fieldhouse (there will be signs to assist those unfamiliar with the area). This area will be staffed, and open for three different windows of time throughout the day: 7:30-9:30 a.m.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; and 3:30-5:30 p.m.. If you will not be able to make these times please contact Sustainability Services for other arrangements (see contact information below). Other satellite collection areas will be located in the lobbies of residential halls and participating Greek houses. These areas will not be staffed, but they will be open for the entirety of Earth Week (April 22-26) providing you have access to these buildings.
Minds in the Water film
4/25 6-8 p.m. Rausch.
Award winning documentary following the quest of professional surfer Dave Rastovich and his friends to protect dolphins, whales and the oceans they all share. Through Dave's journey—a five-year adventure spanning the globe from Australia to the Galapagos, Tonga, California, Alaska and Japan—we see one surfer's quest to activate his community to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants.