Join the Earth Week Working Group on Friday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center West Lounge to learn more about this year's Earth Week plans.
The entire University community is welcome to attend. We are looking for champions to help us make this year's week a success!
A panel discussion, Climate Change in 3D: a discussion of climate change in three dimensions, science, policy and culture.
Jennifer de Mooy, organizer, is the Climate Adaptation Project Manager for Delaware's Division of Energy and Climate. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Delaware's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy.
Find an alternative, more sustainable way to work or classes today and let us know. Let your efforts be counted.
Consider public transportation, biking, walking or using a Zipcar.
Unicity (Newark local bus service)
Report your plan for alternative travel:
Tuesday, April 16
We are planning a mini film festival for Tuesday evening featuring films with sustainability themes or efforts. If you have suggestions, let us know at email@example.com.
Currently in the lineup:
Videos submitted to DENIN's "Challenges & Choices" competition. The event will start with the DENIN videos at 7pm and then immediately following, the film YERT will be shown.
YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip): 50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage?
Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road - traveling with hope, humor, and all of their garbage - to explore every state in America (the good, the bad...and the weird) in search of the extraordinary innovators and citizens who are tackling humanity's greatest environmental crises. As the YERT team layers outlandish eco-challenges onto their year-long quest, an unexpected turn of events pushes them to the brink in this award-winning docu-comedy.
Featuring Bill McKibben, Wes Jackson, Will Allen, Janine Benyus, Joel Salatin, David Orr, and others.
100 Kirkbride 7pm - 10pm
Tuesday, April 16
Scrounge in Perkins Student Center
Test your knowledge weekly at Student Centers Quizzo. $50 to Barnes and Noble Bookstore will be awarded to the team that has the most points after 4 rounds of trivia. You will be tested on current events, differently weekly themes trivia, and general knowledge. Come alone or bring your friends. Raffles and snacks will be available every week!
Wednesday, April 17
Trabant University Center Multipurpose Room A
Keynote Speaker: Adam Rome, Associate Professor, History
Adam Rome will talk about the Genius of Earth Day, his book about the history of Earth Day, followed by a Q&A. Rome will sign copies of his book, released on Tuesday, April 16.
Praise for Genius of Earth Day
"This is not just history—it's a highly useful guidebook for anyone trying now to summon the same passion and build the same movement that shook up the world in 1970!"
—Bill McKibben, author of Home and Away: Jail Cells, Beehives, and the Fight for a Working Planet
"Adam Rome has written the first serious history of the largest demonstration in American history—and it is likely to be the definitive one. His wise and captivating narrative explains the roots and remarkable success of Earth Day and should be required reading for anyone who struggles to prevent climate change today."
—Michael Kazin, author of American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation
Come learn about how you can minimize your environmental impact or how others on campus have minimized theirs to improve your community!
If you are interested in presenting on a sustainable topic at the campus, local, national and/or global level, please consider submitting your topic for the Green Expo.
Come and experience Environmental Sustainability through the expression of Art!
This interactive Art Gallery will feature student-submitted art about sustainability or MADE of eco-friendly products! While voting for your favorite piece of art, you can also participate in the movement by adding to an Environmental Mural, making art from found objects, or creating your own sustainable re-usable tote bag!
To submit a piece of Art, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions. Any type of Art is welcome (paintings, sculpture, poem, photography, clothing, drawings, etc.) and prizes will be awarded to fan favorite Art pieces!
Submissions are due by 4/15/13
Get out of your room and join us on the Independence Turf.
How much energy can you save by disconnecting from your devices and connecting with your friends?
Real time savings will be determined via Blue Henergy.
Events planned include:
WHY SWAP? Accoding to the EPA Office of Solid Waste, americans throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per person per year, and clothing and other textiles represent about 4% of the municipal solid waste.
WHAT IS A SWAP? Clothing swaps are meet-ups that allow friends, neighbors, and even whole communities to come together to exchange their gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories. You will drop off up to 10 items in our Perkins drop box prior to the swap. During the swap, all the attendees look through the clothing and take 10 items.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
• Drop off a paper or plastic grocery bag full of clothing (up to 10 items) that you do not use any more. Fill out drop form included on the box, which will RSVP you for the swap! Drop off box will be in Perkins April 9-12.
• IMPORTANT! Everything should be clean, free of stains, holes of major damage. It is true that one man's trash is another man's treasure, but no one wants to be stuck with trash!!
• Exclude: athletic wear, pjs, unseasonable clothing or shoes.
• We will be accepting spring/summer garments.
LADIES: tops, dresses, pants, denim and
WHAT ARE THE WORKSHOPS? Three easy techniques for adding value and style to clothing items that need some re-invigorating. The workshop will consist of demonstrations and a workshop atelier where you can work side-by-side with other workshop participants and student design assistants. This workshop promotes (and will demonstrate) straightforward efforts for upcycling garments that you can use and share!
Help clean up the city where you live, work and play! Specific clean up location to be determined.
To sign up, use the form below.
Reuse, repurpose, and rock out!
Shop at a large, campus-wide yard sale, listen to performances by student groups, and enjoy UDairy ice cream all while preserving the environment.
DENIN Student Programs Committee combined with UD Catering to create a free sustainable lunch menu that will provide fresh salad, sandwiches and wraps to students.
This event inspired by The Nature Conservancy will be one of many picnics around the world that celebrates our planet and bounty it provides. Different groups on campus will talk about their sustainable initiatives and efforts to promote the importance of local and organic food.
Monday, April 22
3pm - 5pm
A panel of experts will speak about the intersection of individuals, communities and gardens.
Tentatively slated to speak are Zach Elfers on the human relationship to the Earth, Dan Reyes on the return to a local food sourcing system and Jason Begany on the "Gardens for Growth" program.
Saturday, April 27
10am - 4pm
Ag Day, an annual tradition of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at the University of Delaware, will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit http://ag.udel.edu/agday for details!
Members of the campus community, and the surrounding community, are encouraged to join the college for a day filled with music, exhibitors, great food, and fun on UD’s South Campus.
Celebrating all that the college has to offer, visitors can experience everything from bird shows to bee demonstrations, livestock exhibits, 4-H arts and crafts, farm tours, plant sales, and much more.
Ag Day is family friendly, however, for the safety of the live animal demonstrations, organizers ask that all pets be left at home.
Registration for exhibitors and vendors opened on March 4 and will be available on the Ag Day website (http://ag.udel.edu/agday). The website also features additional information, announcements, and schedules, and will be updated as the event approaches.