Earth Day 2012
celebrate earth day with northwestern University
April is PaperLess Month in the Library – encouraging all to “think before you print!”
The Crown Clock Tower is going green for Earth Week & we hope you will too. Join in the celebration by attending one of the events.
April 13: NETG presents "Grid 20/20" by Scott Baker from PJM Interconnection, 4:00 p.m., Ford ITW Room. RSVP here.
April 16: ISEN Student Award Application Deadline, 5 p.m.
April 16-22: Bring in your refillable cup/bottle for $0.99 soda & coffee at all nuCuisine retail locations. On April 22, Earth Day, refills are FREE with a reusable mug/bottle!
April 18: Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) Electrification of Transportation Workshop.
April 19: Sodexo sponsored sustainable lunch in the dining halls, including the peanut butter and jelly sandwich bar. Why PB&J? Visit http://www.pbjcampaign.org/ to find out more.
April 19: Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST), 'Oceans' Health: An Ecosystem on the Brink,’ at Northwestern's Chicago campus.
April 19: WildRoots planning session, 5 p.m.
April 20: NU’s Earth Day Event: Mount Trashmore, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., on the lawn in front of Lunt Hall.
Stop by & learn how much waste NU generates & how you can help shrink the mountain. There will be give-aways – and they will help you get discounted refills (see above)! This event is weather-permitting.
April 21: Visit the Evanston Winter Farmer’s Market for local, sustainable options.
April 24: NESC Brown Bag: The Evolution of the Wind Industry, 12:15p.m. - 1:00p.m., Norris Center: Big Ten Room.
April 24 & April 30: Purchasing Resource Services (PRS) Sustainability Info Sessions. Learn how PRS has made Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) available for NU departments at competitive prices and how you can make purchasing decisions with sustainability in mind.
Evanston, 4/24, registration/details
Chicago, 4/30, registration/details
April 26: Water Pressures: What are we going to do about today’s global water crisis? Event features a screening of the award winning documentary Water Pressures and a discussion about specific projects to address water scarcity. 6:30 p.m., Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Rd, Room 107. Co-sponsored by the Environmental Policy & Culture Program.
April 26-27: Solar Energy Symposium: Solar Fuels: Challenges and Opportunities, hosted by Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center (ANSER).
Recent sustainable developments at NU:
Coming soon to a dining hall near you… kitchen food waste will be collected for composting!
NEW Campus bike rack map, also available on the main NU's main map of the Evanston campus.
ISEN Climate Symposium video now available, watch it here.