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Earth Week

Earth WeekWe 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.

ALL MONTH
Purple Heart Evanston Shoe Collection
Weds. April 1 – Thurs. April 30
When locations are open
Norris ground floor, Ryan Field Athletic Weight Room, and front entrance of Henry Crown Sports Pavilion
Join the ASG sustainability Committee, Office of Sustainability, Eco-Reps, the University Library, and NU Athletic Sustainability Committee and donate your shoes to benefit the Purple Heart Veterans.
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Salvation Army Chicago Shoe Collection
Weds. April 1 – Tues. April 28
When locations are open
Abbott Hall first floor (RM 120), Rubloff Building (RM 230), and Schaffner Library second floor in Wieboldt Hall
Thanks to Kay West and Elizabeth Adamczyk the Chicago campus community can donate shoes to Salvation Army. 
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Library's Paperless Month
Weds. April 1 – Thurs. April 30
During Library operating hours
For the sixth year, the Library Environmental Committee encourages the NU community to "Think Before You Print" during the month of April for the annual library-wide PaperLESS Month initiative.
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ALL WEEK
Bike2Campus Week
Mon. April 20 -  Fri. April 24
All Day
Participate by logging your bike rides for the week and win prizes, such as Divvy membership or Chipotle! Help NU win the competition against 12 participating schools within the Chicagoland area.
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No Impact Challenge
Weds. April 22 - Weds. May 6
All Day
Track how much you throw away by signing up for Roosevelt’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. Register for the No Impact Challenge by emailing the Roosevelt Institute by April 21.
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MONDAY, APRIL 20
Weigh the Waste
Mon. April 20
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sargent Dining Hall
Northwestern Dining will host its third Weigh the Waste to raise awareness about post-meal food waste and encourage diners to consciously prevent wasting food at the end of their meals.
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Earth Day T-Shirt Tie Dye
Mon. April 20
Noon - 3:00 PM
Third Floor F Wing Atrium of the Technological Institute
Tie-Dye limited edition Earth Day 2015 t-shirts. $10 per shirt, available in crew or V-neck. Sponsored by the Environmental Science, Policy, and Engineering Departments and McCormick School of Engineering.
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Sustainable Starbucks Day
Mon. April 20
When locations are open
Norris Center, Starbucks
Starbucks celebrates it's sustainable efforts through highlighting their reusable mugs and cups, students have the opportunity to win free Starbucks mugs and beverages!
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TUESDAY, APRIL 21
Weigh the Waste
Tues. April 21
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sargent Dining Hall
Northwestern Dining will host its third Weigh the Waste to raise awareness about post-meal food waste and encourage diners to consciously prevent wasting food at the end of their meals.
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iCommit Photobooth
Tues. April 21
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Norris Center, near entrance of Willie's Food Court
Join NU Dining and take a photo with your own iCommit pledge to reduce your carbon footprint. 
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Evanston Bike2Campus Pit Stop
Tues. April 21
Noon - 2:00 PM
In front of Jacobs Center
The Pit Stop will include basic bike maintenance from a Wheel and Sprocket Bike Mechanic, NU Dining's win a bike contest, an opportunity to get your bike washed, University Police bike registration as well as at-cost U-locks for sale, and cycling tips and tools from the City of Evanston and University Services. Safe Cycling in Chicago brochures and healthy snacks will be provided.
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No Impact Challenge Kick-Off Speaker
Tues. April 21
6:00 PM
Annenberg G15
Abe Scarr, Director of Illinois PIRG, will be talking about his work with environmental and waste reduction policy. There will be pizza!
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22
Mount Trashmore Installation
Weds. April 22
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
On the lawn in front of Lunt Hall, along Sheridan Rd.
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 to volunteer.
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NU Dining Fresh Market
Weds. April 22
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Norris Center
Northwestern Dining will be hosting a Farmer's Market that includes fresh produce featured around all of our dining locations. Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to purchase this produce and learn about our partnership with Midwest Foods and other vendors.
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iCommit Photobooth
Weds. April 22
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sargent Dining Hall
Join NU Dining and take a photo with your own iCommit pledge to reduce your carbon footprint. 
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Chicago Bike2Campus Pit Stop
Weds. April 22
Noon - 2:00 PM
Just off Superior St. between Wieboldt and Searle
The Pit Stop will include basic bike maintenance from a Village Cycle Bike Mechanic, University Police bike registration, and at-cost U-locks for sale. Safe Cycling in Chicago brochures and healthy snacks will be provided.
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Earth Day Celebration
Weds. April 22
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Willens Atrium (Technological Institute B Wing, 2 & 3 floor)
Co-hosted by Environmental Engineering, Science, and Policy programs, come recreate the first NU Earth Day in 1970 by enjoying displays from environmental student organizations, including SEED, Solar Car, NU Food Talks, and more! Food will be served.
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FRIDAY, APRIL 24
Arbor Day Tree Mulching
Fri. April 24
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Throughout the Evanston Campus
Eco-Reps and Facilities Management will celebrate NU's beautiful landscape by mulching and planting a couple trees on campus. You must sign up by April 20 to volunteer.
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Free Earth Week Cake
Fri. April 24
Starting at 11:00 AM
Norris Center, Ground Floor
Free cake will be served to commemorate NU Dining's Earth Week celebration.
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Earth Hour Blackout
Fri. April 24
6:00 PM
Starting at Norris Center, East Lawn
Join Northwestern Eco Reps and Engineers for a Sustainable World on a power raid! They will kick the night off with some food and fun, and then split into groups to turn off the lights in classrooms all over campus.
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SATURDAY, APRIL 25
City of Evanston Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration
Sat. April 25
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Various Locations
Community members of all ages are invited to participate in the City's “Clean up, Evanston!" event in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day.
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Volunteer at the Lincoln Park Conservatory with GREEN House
Sat. April 25
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Departing 2303 Sheridan Rd.
Help clean up the North Pond Nature Sanctuary in celebration of Earth Day!
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SUNDAY, APRIL 26
NU Tree Walk
Sun. April 26
10:30 AM – Noon
Starting at Crown Clock Tower (633 Clark St.)
Take a walk with Facilities Management to find out the type of trees you walk by everyday to get to class or work, how old they are, how they are cared for, and how they benefit our campus.
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