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Earth Month 2017

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. Here are some of the events being planned for April 2017. Check back soon for details or visit the Office of Sustainability Facebook page for regular updates. 

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Evanston exhibit    

8 a.m. to 11 p.m., April 3 to 30 
Norris University Center, Norris Galleria, Ground Floor, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston
Stop by the Norris Galleria to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data into stunning illustrations that tell the story of our changing climate.

ENERGY STAR® Photo Booth

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 11
Norris University Center, Ground Floor, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston
Stop by the ENERGY STAR photo booth to share what you do to save energy. Write down your energy saving tip, snap a photo, and have a cookie.

ENERGY STAR® Photo Booth

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 14
Arthur Rubloff Building, Main Atrium, 375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago
Stop by the ENERGY STAR photo booth to share what you do to save energy. Write down your energy saving tip, snap a photo, and have a cookie.

Reception for Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change Exhibit

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., April 14
Arthur Rubloff Building, Main Atrium, 375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago     
Join the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and sustainNU at a reception for the opening of an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. Meet the artist, Alisa Singer, a Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate who took up art after retiring from the practice of corporate law. The work featured in the exhibit was inspired by the aesthetic design elements of scientific charts and graphs.

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago Exhibit      

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, April 14 to 30 
Arthur Rubloff Building, Main Atrium, 375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago    
Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data into stunning illustrations that tell the story of our changing climate. 

Green Office Brown Bag

12 p.m. to 1 p.m., April 18    
Norris University Center, Wildcat Room, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston
Northwestern staff members are invited to a learn what the University is doing to reduce our environmental impact and how the staff can get involved. The discussion will highlight ways that staff members can participate in campus sustainability efforts through initiatives such as the Green Office program, which offers resources and support for creating a more environmentally friendly workplace. This event is hosted by the Northwestern University Staff Advisory Council and sustainNU.

Tree Planting  

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (session 1) or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (session 2), April 19
Meet at the Rock, Evanston campus  
 
Sign up to here to participate.
Help plant a tree and learn about our urban forest with the professionals who care for the trees, plants and landscapes on campus. There will be two sessions, with the first starting at 9 a.m. and the second starting at 11 a.m. Join for as much time as you have available, and wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are appropriate for digging. Pizza will be available for participants in between sessions. Meet at the Rock, near the entrance to University Hall.

Signal and Noise in our Weather and Climate

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., April 20
Donald P. Jacobs Center, Owen L. Coon Auditorium, 2001 Sheridan Road, Evanston
Join WGN-TV cable superstation meteorologist and dynamic weather/climate communicator Tom Skilling; University of Illinois Harry E. Preble Endowed professor, IPCC coordinating lead author, and former White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Assistant Director for Climate Science Don Wuebbles; and Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Karen Weigert for a discussion of Signal and Noise in Weather and Climate and the implications for policy design and implementation. This event is sponsored by One Book, the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern, Associated Student Government Sustainability Committee, Engineers for a Sustainable World, NU Real Food, and Students for Ecological and Environmental Development.

Mount Trashmore

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 21
Lawn in front of Lunt Hall, 2033 Sheridan Road, Evanston 
Don’t miss a chance to visit Mount Trashmore, a display of trash collected on campus in a single day to highlight the issue of waste. Reusable items will be distributed as tools for cutting waste.

Sustainability Scavenger Hunt

1 p.m. to 3 p.m., April 22
Norris University Center, Alumni Room, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston
Grab your friends and join the Associated Student Government Sustainability Committee in a race to find green features on Northwestern's Evanston campus. This is a scavenger hunt complete with prizes. Bring your smart phone.

Clean Up Evanston

8:30 a.m. to noon, April 22
Meet at Dawes Park, near Davis Street and Sheridan Road, Evanston
Sign up here to participate.
The Northwestern Graduate Student Organization will partner with the YourLife Wellness program and the City of Evanston to host a park clean-up day. Volunteers will mulch trees and clean up trash along the lakeshore near Dawes Park, located at Sheridan Road and Lake Street. Breakfast will be provided.

Water Talks: Exploring Water Research and Indigenous Science

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 22
Swift Hall, Room 107, 2029 Sheridan Road, Evanston         
Join the Center for Water Research, Native American and Indigenous Peoples Steering Group, and Multicultural Student Affairs to learn about water and the roles it plays in our lives. From holding cultural and spiritual importance to being the focus of academic research or a subject for art, water holds far reaching importance to communities of all types. Register at NUearthday2017.eventbrite.com.

Bike to Campus Week

April 21 to 28
During the week of April 21, Northwestern will compete with other Chicago-area colleges and universities in the Chicagoland Bike 2 Campus Week challenges. Ride your bike to campus and log your rides to help Northwestern claim the title of Bike 2 Campus champions.  

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