OSU Earth Week is fast approaching and sure to be a crowd-pleaser! This year Earth Week takes place from April 20th-26th 2014. We have a long list of really fun and exciting events to check out.
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New this year: Each day of the week has a theme:
- Sunday 4/20 – Animal Appreciation: Honoring our fellow creatures.
- Monday 4/21 – Promoting Justice: Improving equity on an Earth with limited resources.
- Tuesday 4/22 – Celebrating Community: Coming together to celebrate the Earth and each other.
- Wednesday 4/23 – Built Environment: Shaping the places where we live, work and play.
- Thursday 4/24 – Conserving Resources: Wisely using what the Earth provides us.
- Friday 4/25 – Get Outdoors: Experiencing the natural world around us.
- Saturday 4/26 – Service Day: Giving back to the Earth that supports us.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Heartland Humane Society, 398 SW Twin Oaks Cir.
For Animal Appreciation day we have coordinated with Heartland Humane Society for help with feeding animals, cleaning their living spaces, and walking the dogs. Registration required (link coming soon). (Sponsored by the Student Sustainability Initiative)
Monday, April 21, 2014
Join the SSI and SET in drawing a giant sidewalk chalk mural on the paths of the MU Quad. Each of the paths will represent a different justice issue related to sustainability. Early morning chalking party, free coffee and bagels provided! (Sponsored by the Student Sustainability Initiative)
Snell Hall International Forum
Screening of “Years of Living Dangerously”, facilitated discussion about our changing climate, it’s environmental/social justice implications, and what we as students can do about it all. (Sponsored by the Student Sustainability Initiative)
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
11 AM – 3 PM
An annual fair of 50+ groups from on- and off-campus offering activities and environmental information. Learn about what’s going on and how you can plug yourself in! (Sponsored by Campus Recycling)
Come together to celebrate Earth Day with a flash mob! The Waste Watchers will provide recycle bins and a rhythm to play on them together. (Sponsored by the Waste Watchers)
Organic Growers Club farm, Hwy 34
The annual Hoo Haa is a celebration of the earth, agriculture and features FREE hot supper, FREE live music and FREE transportation to and from the campus! Celebrate the most fundamental of all resources – SOIL! Please leave pets at home. (Sponsored by the OSU Organic Growers Club)
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
8 AM – 6 PM
Search the campus and vicinity for examples of how the built environment affects water resources. Pick-up instructions at Tuesday’s fair or visit http://oregonstate.edu/ssi/water. Email photos by 6 PM to be entered for prizes. (Sponsored by the Student Sustainability Initiative)
OSUsed Store, 644 SW 13th St. Corvallis, OR 97333
Choose used! Save money and natural resources by seeking used goods before purchasing new ones. At the OSUsed Store’s public sale you can shop used furniture, bicycles, computers, electronics, housewares and more. (Sponsored by OSU Surplus Property)
Gleeson Hall 100
Viewing of a documentary on the worldwide use of plastics – pros and cons. The BUILT ENVIROMENT is very much concerned with the use of plastics, since approx. 30% of every US home is made of plastic and recycling rates are terrible (<5%). (Sponsored by Plastics for Poets and CBEE Student Club)
Thursday, April 24, 2014
11 AM – 4 PM
OSU Women’s Center
Come by the Women’s Center to learn about reusable menstrual products and enter to win prizes. At 1:30pm – 2:30pm Beth Brown from Student Health Services will be speaking about menstrual health and answering any questions. (Sponsored by the OSU Women’s Center)
Student Sustainability Center, 738 SW 15th St.
Get your hands dirty planting in the SSI garden and learn from activities and workshops how students can garden on campus and at their homes! (Sponsored by the Student Sustainability Initiative)
Come re-purpose old Pride Week T-Shirts and give them new life as reusable grocery bags! Learn the technique and walk away with your very own bag. Bring your own T-shirt or use a provided one. Supplies are limited to the first 20 participants. (Sponsored by the OSU Pride Center)
Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd St.
Is our current economy at the heart the climate crisis? Come hear author Rob Dietz (author of “Enough is Enough”), and others present perspectives on alternative economic systems. (Sponsored by 350Corvallis)
Friday, April 25, 2014
Meet at the M.U. Steps
Grab your binoculars and we’ll discover the species that choose to raise families on campus. (Sponsored by Neighborhood Naturalist)
Thought about sharing a ride to reduce your environmental impact, save money and avoid parking and traffic hassles? Come hear carpool and vanpool riders experiences and learn about options. Free pizza provided in this casual lunch gathering! (Sponsored by the OSU Sustainability Office)
Between Langton and Waldo Hall
Celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Week by helping us plant a tree near the new Student Experience Building. Get outdoors and help us support the urban forest we walk beneath every day! (Sponsored by OSU Urban Forestry)
Get outdoors with the SSI and the Environmental Sciences Club! Stop by Avery Park for fun outdoor activities including frisbee games, a 2-mile team relay, plant/tree tour, BBQ, and more!
Start/End: 2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Location: Avery Park
Cost: free activities, food for sale
Hosted By: Student Sustainability Initiative
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Times and locations vary by project
The Center for Civic Engagement will host 7 service projects to encourage students to be rooted in their community in observation of Earth Day. Register by April 23 at http://oregonstate.edu/cce/earthday (Sponsored by the OSU Center for Civic Engagement)
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