Earth Week Events at Dominican

Here’s what happening on campus this week in celebration of Earth Day.  See the calendar in PDF: DU Earth Week Calendar.  Student posters will be up in the Parmer Atrium all week.

Monday, April 18
11AM to 1:30PM
Sugar Beet Co-Op Farmers Market, Social Hall
Garvey’s Recycling Drop-off [Cardboard, Toners, Electronics], Social Hall

11AM to 1:30PM
Eco Club Survey + Bottled Water Free Campus e-Petition, Lewis Alcove
Students! We want to know what sustainability efforts you think Dominican University
should support.

11AM-1:45PM
Low-Waste Lunch, Dining Hall

11AM to 7PM
Vegan Meals, Dining Hall
Dining Services will be offering fully vegan options for lunch and dinner.  Make it a Meatless Monday

FOODPRINT PLEDGE
Did you ever wonder how much water can be conserved, money saved, grain rerouted to the hungry, saturated fat avoided, and environmental methane thwarted – just by cutting 5 oz. of animal product foods during a week or by changing our diet for a day?
Will you join other DU people in going meatless and/or changing your diet for an entire day? Let’s see what we can accomplish together. Join the pledge in the Dining Hall. Then, after Earth Week, we can see the collective results of our FOODPRINT PLEDGE. Quantifiable results will be posted on Campus News. Join us now and take the FOODPRINT PLEDGE!flower

Tuesday, April 19
11AM to 1:30PM
Sugar Beet Co-Op Farmers Market, Social Hall
Garvey’s Recycling Drop-off [Cardboard, Toners, Electronics], Social Hall

11AM to 1:30PM
Eco Club Survey + Bottled Water Free Campus e-Petition, Lewis Alcove
Students! We want to know what sustainability efforts you think Dominican University should support.

11AM-1:45PM
Low-Waste Lunch, Dining Hall

11:30AM to 12:15PM
Campus Eco Tour, begins at Physical Plant office
Join Sustainability Coordinator Cathy Nichin, Eco Club Advisor Mary Sadofsky, and special guests on this campus walking tour highlighting green initiatives and milestones in Dominican’s history as a pioneer in sustainability. It’s a great way to find out what we’ve done, what we’re working on, and what you can do to get involved.

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Wednesday, April 20
11AM to 2PM
WOW – Dirt Cups, Parmer Atrium
Something we think you’ll really ‘dig’! Enjoy a dirt cup layered with your choice of pudding (chocolate or vanilla), crushed oreos, and your favorite gummy worms. Check out Professor Conn’s vermicomposting bin filled with the real night crawlers. Then join DU alum Natalie Kalfas ’15 and Sue Crothers from River Forest Park District in a discussion
about sustainability opportunities in the local community and test your composting knowledge.
Bonus! Active
Transportation will be on site to share more about basic bike upkeep + offer an intro to the Dero Fix-It bike repair station on campus. Student participants will earn lots of chances (raffle tickets) to win sustainable giveaways.
Campus partners: OSI, Sustainability Coordinator & Eco Club.

11AM-2PM
Learn About Internships and Job Opportunities in Sustainability, Parmer Atrium
Sustainability is a compelling and powerful social cause, but did you know that it can also be a vocation and career? Learn about internships and job opportunities with environmental organizations, companies that provide sustainable products and services, and companies with strong commitments to sustainability.
Campus Partners: Career Development, Academic Enrichment Center

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Thursday, April 21
Noon to 1PM
Lunch & Learn with Wild Ones, Parmer 115 (CTLE)
Discover more about Native Landscaping with Pamela Todd from West Cook Wild Ones. RSVP to cjnichin@dom.edu.

2:20-3:30PM
Documentary Screening: The True Cost + Clothing Drive, Parmer 115 (CTLE)
Who pays the price for our clothing? Come watch the groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story of the fashion industry. Learn more about the harm that fast fashion causes to the environment, and gain some resources for shopping more eco-friendly.
It’s spring cleaning time! Bring your unused and unwanted clothing items to the CTLE to donate.

4PM
Nature Talk + Contemplative Walk, begins in Parmer 115 (CTLE)
Meet in 115 Parmer for snacks and a talk by biology professor Margaret Jonah about her recent visit to the Galapagos Islands, site of Darwin’s crucial insights about natural selection, in 1835, and currently home to a fragile and threatened ecosystem. Then set out on a pre-sunset walk with biology professor Scott Kreher to enjoy Dominican’s natural beauty and contemplate our place in the local ecosystems. Return to Parmer for refreshments.  Please RSVP here.

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Friday, April 22 – Earth Day
Noon to 1PM
Woodland Walk
Participants depart from the front door of Lewis Hall at Noon and walk to the Trailside Museum of Natural History – approximately 10 minutes by foot. Meet with a Naturalist of the Cook County Forest Preserve for a brief talk and short guided hike Enjoy trail mix + snacks along the way compliments of the Staff Healthy Living Committee.

Noon to 1PM and 3-6PM, Priory Garden
Opening day at the Priory Garden – help ready the garden for the planting season! Garden supplies will be provided. Many hands will make work light. Come during your lunch hour or at the end of your day. Refreshments will be served 3-6PM. Celebrate the close of Earth Day by getting your hands dirty in the garden, socializing with students, faculty and staff, and enjoying some refreshments before heading home on a lovely spring evening! Participants are encouraged to walk, bike, or take the DU shuttle, which leaves the main campus on the hour and 20 and 40 minutes after the hour. Please RSVP here.

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