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Earth Week 2014

We hope you can join us at several of the fun and engaging events throughout the week where a wide range of issues will be highlighted. Whatever your interest, there’s something for you: Earth Week 2014
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Waste
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Community
  • Climate Change

Be sure to check out the Earth Week Facebook Event!

ALL WEEK

No Impact Challenge
Waste
Sun. April 20 – Sat. May 3
Track how much you throw away by signing up for Roosevelt Institute’s No Impact Challenge. Participants compete to use the fewest number of single-use disposable items throughout the week and report their usage rates daily.
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Campus-Wide Shoe Collection
Community
Mon. April 21 - Fri. April 25
When locations are open
Norris bottom floor, Athletic Weight Room, and SPAC front entrance
Join the ASG sustainability Committee, the University Library, and NU Athletics and donate your shoes to benefit the Purple Heart Veterans. Shoes that can be reused will be sold at a local thrift shop and will otherwise be recycled.
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Bike2Campus Week
Transportation
Mon. April 21 -  Fri. April 26
Participate by logging your bike rides for the week and win prizes, such as Divvy membership or Chipotle! Help NU win the competition against 9 participating schools within the Chicagoland area. Don't forget your helmet!
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MONDAY, APRIL 21

NU’s Earth Hour Celebration
Energy
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Foster Walker (Plex) Basement
Modeled off of the international Earth Hour event, Eco-Reps are asking students to turn off all of their lights and electronics and meet for free snacks, prizes, games, and music. Boomshaka and the acapella group, Not Our Forte will be performing.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 22

Mount Trashmore Installation
Waste
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
On the lawn in front of Lunt Hall
Stop by and learn how much waste NU generates and how you can help shrink the mountain. There will be prizes! This event is weather-permitting. Sign up if you are interested in volunteering.
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Northwestern Dining Farmers Market
Food
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Rock
Come purchase fresh fruits and vegetables on campus from Northwestern Dining!
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Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead Theatre Work
Climate Change
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Technological Institute's Ryan Auditorium
The Department of Theatre presents “The Seldoms,” showcasing an excerpted performance that surveys our rancorous, divisive national debate about climate change, and its divergent positions ranging from denial, skepticism, and indifference to urgency. Responses from NU environmental experts to follow.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

Food Patriots Screening and Discussion
Food
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Harris Hall RM 107
NU Food Talks will be screening "Food Patriots," which focuses on trying to change the way Americans eat food, buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. Filmmaker Jeff Spitz will then answer questions. Snacks will be provided.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 24

Let’s Talk About Water Screening, Panel Discussion, and Dinner
Water
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Annenburg Hall RM G21
Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) will host a “Last Call at the Oasis” screening and panel discussion regarding water crises around the world. Panelists include Murat Arsel, Jessica Censotti, and Lauren DeRusha.
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Food Justice and Student Organizing Workshop
Food
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Norris Scholars RM
Real Food Challenge will be hosting a conversation at the intersection of food systems, social justice, and student organizing, including opportunities to get involved in the campaign to bring Real Food to NU.
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Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead Theatre Work
Climate Change
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marjorie Ward Marshall Ballroom Theater
The Department of Theatre presents “The Seldoms,” performing a work that surveys our rancorous, divisive national debate about climate change, and its divergent positions ranging from denial, skepticism, and indifference to urgency.
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FRIDAY, APRIL 25

Arbor Day Tree Mulching
Community
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Eco-Reps, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and Facilities Management will celebrate Arbor Day by mulching and planting trees on the Evasnton campus. Register by April 21 to volunteer.
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Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead Theatre Work
Climate Change
6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Marjorie Ward Marshall Ballroom Theater
The Department of Theatre presents “The Seldoms,” performing a work that surveys our rancorous, divisive national debate about climate change, and its divergent positions ranging from denial, skepticism, and indifference to urgency at 8:00 pm. There will be a pre-performance talk with Artistic Director Carrie Hanson and “The Seldoms” dramaturg and visiting assistant professor of history and American studies, Michael J. Kramer.
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SATURDAY, APRIL 26

City of Evanston Earth Day Celebration
Community
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Various Locations
The day will begin with a volunteer effort to clean up City parks, followed by a tree planting and community celebration.
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Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead Theatre Work
Climate Change
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marjorie Ward Marshall Ballroom Theater
The Department of Theatre presents “The Seldoms,” performing a work that surveys our rancorous, divisive national debate about climate change, and its divergent positions ranging from denial, skepticism, and indifference to urgency. There will also be a post-performance talk with several NU faculty members.
Contact