As some of you may know (maybe from that nifty Google doodle?), today is the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day! In partnership with SNG and several other student groups, the Campus Sustainability Coordinators have put together a week of events aimed at raising awareness and celebrating all things nature. Check out the schedule below:
6 pm — Head over to Johnson to check out a new Gallery Exhibit, “eARTh Day: A Progression of Black Resistance and Its Relation to Environmental Justice.”
7 pm — Don’t miss the Mountain Club’s Screening of “An American Ascent,” at Dana Auditorium! It’s bound to be awesome — see this post for more details.
9 pm – Want to get out and about? It’s Mchaka Mchaka running night at Mead Chapel, and all are welcome!
12:30 pm – Bring your lunch and head down to the Hillcrest Orchard room for another great ES Colloquium talk. This week’s talk, by David Bond, Faculty Member at Bennington College and Senior Associate at The Center for the Advancement of Public Action, is titled “Ethical Oil: The Moral Economy of Nature and Culture in the Tar Sands of Alberta.”
3-6pm – Celebrate the earth (and the start of the weekend) at the CSC-sponsored Earth Week Festival! The festival will feature free food, a tree tour led by Tim Parsons, temporary tattoos, and more, with performances by Midd Masti, 4:30 Jazz Combo, On Tap, RIDDIM, ASL, Paradiddles, Mchaka Mchaka, Mischords, and Capoeira. Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome! (Please note: our rain location will be in Crossroads Café).
4-8pm – Head down to the Organic Garden for MCOF’s Spring Planting Festival! Pizza, s’mores, and good vibes are all promised.
6pm – Continuing the theme of fun and (free) food, drop by Xenia House and join their Earth Week Picnic!
9pm – Start strategizing! Head over to the Hillcrest Orchard room for SNG’s weekly meeting, and see how you can get involved in sustainability and climate justice issues on campus.