Celebrate Earth Week April 19 - 27! Something happening almost everyday. All events are free!

Earth Week 2014

Sustainability Service Day

Saturday, April 19, times and locations vary

This year we encourage students to participate in a environmental service project in the community or on campus. Organized opportunities include work at Roosevelt Elementary with students and work party at the campus Garden. Sign up during tabling hours on Wednesday, April 16 and Friday, April 18, 11 am - 3 pm in the Wheelock Student Center. Sponsored by Students for a Sustainable Campus. 

Farm to Table Options

April 21 - April 25, all day, The Diner

Stay tuned for this month's menu. It's sure to be scrumdiddlyumptious!

Bookstore Bargains

April 21–26, all day

 All recycled/reusable tote bags will be 20% off, and a recycled notepad will be included with each purchase. On Tuesday, April 22, stop by and sign up for a chance to win a sustainable tote filled with “good to the earth” products.

 

 

ToxicWaste in Washington

Monday, April 21, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Wyatt 101 

Join Ron Holcomb from the Washington State Department of Ecology in a discussion about conservation and development of oil pollutants and other toxic materials in the Southwest Region of Washington State. Sponsored by Ocean Intellect. Refreshments provided. 

Sustainable BBQ and Field Games 

Tuesday, April 22, 5 - 7 p.m., Karlan Quad 

Come enjoy delicious (and free!) BBQ and fun field games outside the library on Earth Day. Sustainable menus, including vegetarian and vegan options. Field Games include corn hole, wheelbarrow races etc, with several games using recycled and reused materials. Sponsored by Students for a Sustainable Campus. This is a Zero Waste event thanks to Sustainability Services. More information here. 

Paperless Dining Day 

Tuesday, April 22, all day, The Diner 

Other than mugs for coffee, all paper will be removed from The Diner as a reminder of our paper use and ways to reduce it. 

Film: A Fierce Green Fire 

Wednesday, April 23, 5:30 p.m., Thompson 175 

Join us for an incredible film about how the current environmental movement came to be, focusing on five stories that have taken place in the 20th and 21st century. Narrated by Meryl Streep, Isabel Allende, Ashley Judd, Robert Redford and Van Jones. Check out the trailer here. Co-sponsored by Sound Policy Institute and The Sierra Club. Refreshments provided. More information here. 

Electronic Waste CollectionE-Waste Logo

Thursday and Friday, April 24-25, 3 - 5 p.m., Facilities Building 

Bring all electronic waste materials to be collected by Sustainability Services. Email recycling@pugetsound.edu for inquiries about what materials can be collected. 

Eco - Mandala Art Installation  

Thursday, April 24, 1 - 4 p.m., and Friday, April 25, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.,
McCormick Room, Library 

Join art students and Students For A Sustainable Campus is creating a mandala: a temporary art piece usually made from sand. We will be using bottle caps and coffee lids you have been donating all semester! As part of the Eco-Whale Project we encourage all to come and add a lid as a creative way to help repurpose plastics that often get thrown out and can end up in marine environments. Contact Elise Richman or Peter Hodum for more information. 

Do You Want to Build A...Box Castle? 

Friday, April 25, 1 - 5 p.m., Oppenheimer Quad 

Come help us build a cardboard box castle! Participants are encouraged to stop by place a box or two, help decorate the boxes, and get their pictures taken. The purpose of building the box castle is to illustrate the amount of boxes we accumulate on campus. The total number of boxes used will be about 45% of what the university recycles in a month. Sponsored by Sustainability Services. More event information here. 

Faculty Smart Commute 

Friday, April 25, 7:30 - 9:00 am 

Please join Downtown On the Go and Loggers Live Green in biking, walking, busing, taking the rail or any combination non-automobile transit to work and receive a free drink of choice from Diversions and  other surprises! Check in is from 7:30-9:00 am in the Wheelock Student Center, in front of Diversions. Upon arrival, you will receive your coupon to Diversions and refreshments. For further inquiries or information, you can contact Nikki Polizzotto, the Downtown On the Go Campus Liaison at npolizzotto@gmail.com.

Student Market 

Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wheelock Patio 

Join us for our 5th year of Student Market right outside the SUB. All products homemade by student vendors. Crafts, jewelry, baked goods and more. Acoustic performances and possibility of face painting! Sponsored by Students for A Sustainable Campus. If there's a monsoon outside, we will move into the Rotunda. Email ssc@pugetsound.edu if you are interested in selling or performing. More information here

Bike to Brunch 

Sunday, April 27, 10:30 am, meet in WSC Piano Lounge

Bike with us downtown to Savor Creperie for delicious crepes at a 10% discount with your student ID. Sponsored by Downtown on the Go.  Check out the menu here. 

 

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