Celebrate Earth Week April 19 - 25!

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Earth Week 2015


Mountain bike trip to Swan Creek

11 a.m. at the Shed
Contact PSO for more info.


Gardening for everyone: An Occupational Therapy Perspective on Gardening 

This presentation will discuss ergonomics for gardeners, therapeutic value of gardening, accessibility in gardens and adaptive garden tools. The purpose of the presentation is to provide information to any interested gardener about how to be safe, efficient and comfortable while engaged in this activity.

1 p.m. at The Puget Sound Garden

Yoram Bauman: The worlds first and only stand-up Economist is doing a skit on Carbon Tax 

Yoram Bauman (Ph.D) is an Environmental Economist who is known as the worlds first and only Stand-Up Economist.  He is coming to Puget Sound to do his comedy skit and talk about the proposed Carbon Tax in Washington State.  Don't miss this opportunity that's open to the public, he travels the world doing professional Stand-Up and is incredibly knowledgeable about Carbon Taxes! 

4:30 p.m. in McIntyre 103 


Lessons from The Lorax: an ECO popcorn and film night 

Join us for some free popcorn and watch The Lorax (the original cartoon) with friends under the spirit of Earth Week! Afterwards, ECO will hold a discussion about lessons to be gleaned from the movie, followed by a short introduction to the next project ECO club is taking on to support Carbon Washington Initiative-732 for the remainder of this semester and into next semester. 

7 p.m. in McIntyre 103


A "Groundbreaking" Night at the Slater Museum

This free, family-friendly event will feature specimens from the Slater Collections, a hands-on children's activity, special guests, a specimen preparation demo, and exciting Earth Day festivities. Find more information about our Nights at the Museum series here.

6 p.m. in the Slater Museum in Thompson Hall

Return of the River: A film about the Elwa Dam

This is a film about the largest dam removal project in the history of the United States and the extraordinary effort to restore an ecosystem and set a river free. The Elwha river is located in Washington State, and this film captures the story about the people for and against the removal, the tribes involved, the salmon migration story and the battle for profit verses nature.

7:30 p.m. in Commencement 272 


Build a Box Castle!

Join Sustainability Services in the 2nd annual Cardboard Box Castle build! We will be building a three dimensional structure out of clean cardboard boxes, all of which have been collected from campus recycling over the past several months, in order to bring attention to the amount of cardboard waste produced on our campus, as well as practice our architectural skills! 

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Marshall Hall 

Sustainability Art Exhibit and Contest

Students and Faculty are encouraged to create and enter art under the theme of Sustainability & The Environment for the art showcase and competition! The pieces must be submitted by Thursday, April 23 and all prose, visual art and poetry will be accepted. Come check out the art submitted in the Piano Lounge of Wheelock Student Center on Friday, April 24th between 11-4, refreshments will be provided. For more information, please join the Facebook group. 

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Piano Lounge

Garden Club Potluck

Come celebrate earth week in the garden with a potluck! We'll be doing art, eating good food, and maybe even listening to some tunes all in honor of the earth.

5 p.m. at The Puget Sound Garden


Student Market and FREE BBQ 

The market will be hosted by ECO club and consist of UPS students selling their cool handmade goods to other UPS students, with groovy music playing in the background. Come by to support your classmates and see what crafty things they're up to! Also, between 11-2 there will be free hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers on the grill so stop by for some food. Check out the Facebook event for more details.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Rotunda

Guided White Water Rafting trip down the Elwha river: The scenic and class 4 portions! 

Your opportunity to go on an epic adventure with PSO has arrived! In honor of Earth Week, join us on a guided rafting tour of the Elwha River and the old dam site, featuring class 2, 3, and 4 rapidsThe Elwha River is an icon of environmentalism in the Pacific Northwest and we are stoked to be able to offer this trip as an exciting culmination of Earth Day activities at Puget Sound. No previous rafting experience is necessary, as you will be in the capable hands of experienced river guides.

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Cost: $105 for rafting, transportation + food
Sign up through PSO by April 22


Farm to table week in the SUB

Greeks go Green Instagram Competition 


General questions about Earth Week can be emailed to sustainability@pugetsound.edu. Check out Loggers Live Green on Facebook for event pages and weekly updates.