Climbing PoeTree

Wednesday, April 16
Perkins Student Center West Lounge

Alixa and Naima's acclaimed performance is composed of dual-voice poems, award winning multimedia and theater that explore diverse themes, including: healing from state and personal violence, environmental justice, civil rights, spirituality, global politics, and woman's empowerment.

Climbing PoeTreeThrough a tapestry of spoken-word poetry, video projection, and movement choreography, "Hurricane Season" connects the issues that surfaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to the “unnatural disasters” disenfranchised communities are experiencing nationwide and worldwide on a daily basis. Stirring images and stunning verse take audiences on a voyageof unthinkable tragedy and undeniable promise from the eye of a systemic storm.

Praise for Hurricane Season

"Hurricane Season pounds with intensity and fierceness and love. Naima and Alixa are truly forces of nature, delivering a performance that will move you to tears and to action," Producers of Fahrenheit 9-11 and Directors of Academy Award nominated post-Katrina film Trouble the Water testify to the extraordinary impact of their expression.

Co-Sponsored by the Delaware Environmental Institute, The UD Center for Science, Ethics and Public Policy, Earth Week Working Group of the University of Delaware Sustainability Task Force, Environmental Humanities Program.

Read about the event on UDaily.

Down to Earth Food CoOp Community Dinner

Down to Earth Food CoOp Friday, April 18
Doors open 6pm
Guest Speaker 6:30pm

Newark Bike Project
58 E. Main Street

Join Down to Earth Food CoOp at the Newark Bike Project for a community dinner.

Please bring a labeled dish to share or a donation ($5 suggested). DTE kindly requests that all guests bring their own plates/utensils/cups.

More about Down to Earth

DTE is comprised of a group of students who value healthy, locally-produced and naturally-grown food, and democracy and respect for human rights in our food system. The co-op aims to provide healthy meals made with local and organic ingredients to students while helping them develop valuable skills such as cooking, farming, and leadership.

Visit the DTE site or the Facebook event or more information.



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Kiosk at Trabant University Center

Monday, April 21
Trabant University Center

Stop by our kiosk in Trabant University Center to learn more about all of the Earth Week activities.


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Drink to the Earth

Monday, April 21
Trabant University Center and Perkins Student Center

Look for information at dining locations about the importance of reusable bottles.


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Movie Night

Monday, April 21
Kirkbride Hall

A screening of films on sustainability issues and the winners from DENIN's annual video contest.


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Earth Week Themed Quizzo

Tuesday, April 22
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!


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Faculty Meet/Talk
with Residence Hall students in each area of Campus

Tuesday, April 22
7:30pm or 8pm
Across Campus in the Residence Halls

The University Residence Halls will open their doors to host a faculty/staff speaker who will address Sustainability issues.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Jennifer Pyle, Brown Hall Lounge, 7:30 p.m.
  • Tom Powers, James Smith Lounge, 7:30 p.m.
  • Rich Chapas, The Rodney Corner, 8 p.m.

More about the participants

Jennifer Pyle of Environmental Health and Safety is the University’s storm water program manager.  Pyle ensures that the University is educating the public and maintaining our storm water management areas.

Pyle is a member of the UD Watershed Action Team for Ecological Restoration (UD WATER).  Pyle and the UD WATER team are passionate about increasing the quality of our local creeks and waterways by managing polluted runoff.

Tom Powers, associate professor of Philosophy and specialist in scientific ethics, directs UD’s Center for Science, Ethics and Public Policy. The Center’s activities cover three main areas: sponsoring lectures and discussions around ethical issues of high social interest, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration and publication on ethical issues that emerge from science and technology, and engaging the private sector and public interest groups in addressing social ethical concerns.

Powers’ primary areas of research center around environmental ethics of emerging technologies, the environment, and nanotechnology and research.  He will spend some time talking to students about the values of conservation and preservation within the environmentalist movement.

Rich Chapas, a faculty member in the Lerner College of Business and Economics, boasts a breadth of experience developing and commercializing new products, with a patent portfolion that currently generates more than $30 million in sales.  Chapas focuses on sustainability, biobased materials and industrial research.  

Chapas has worked in research and development at various companies, including Kimberly-Clark, Johnson & Johnson, and Eastman Kodak. He is also a member of the executive board of the University’s Sustainability Task Force.



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Wednesday, April 23
Trabant University Center, Perkins Student Center, Rodney Dining Hall, and Pencader Dining Hall

Look for information at dining locations about the importance of composting and UD Dining's efforts.


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on the Data Center Proposal

Wednesday, April 23
Loudis Recital Hall at Amy DuPont Hall

A teach-in, moderated by Dr. Thomas M. Powers, Director of the Center for Science, Ethics, and Public Policy, will feature a balanced panel discussion regarding the proposed Data Center located on the University's STAR Campus.


Box office tickets have been sold out.

Current UD students/faculty/staff without a ticket may be able to enter by showing valid University ID at the door (subject to seat availability)


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Campus Voices

Thursday, April 24
WVUD 91.3 FM, Newark DE

Tune in to WVUD at 91.3FM on your radio or listen online and learn more about Wind Potential.

Full information will be available at the Campus Voices site prior to the live airing.

All Campus Voices shows are archived at the Campus Voices site. Recent sustainability-themed shows include:

April 3 (at 8:30 am)
Repeat of Zero Waste

April 17 (at 8:30 am)
Matt Oliver
From Plankton to Sharks


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Green Expo

Thursday, April 24
12 noon - 2pm
Trabant Food Court

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.


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Dare to Unplug

Thursday, April 24
Independence Turf

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.

All UD Dining locations will participate by dimming the lights and will have information available about the benefits of reducing your energy use.

Join the event on Facebook.


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Town Hall
feat. Teens Turning Green College Campus Road Tour,
Dennis Coker
and Amy Roe

Thursday, April 24
Louis L. Redding Hall Lounge

This Town Hall-style Meeting will assemble a variety of student leaders and members of the surrounding community to discuss the most pressing sustainability issues on UD's campus. The meeting will feature speeches from both Dennis Coker, the Lenape Tribe Chief, and Amy Roe, a UD alum and Newark native who is strongly involved in both politics and sustainability. There will also be FREE CHIPOTLE for all who attend.


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Green Liaisons Lunch
Dr. Susan Barton on
Rethinking Laird's Landscape

Friday, April 25
12 noon
Perkins Alumni Lounge

Dr. Susan Barton, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist with Plant and Soil Sciences in the Collgee of Agriculture & Natural Resources will discuss a project to cultivate sustainable landscaping at UD’s Laird Campus.

Opportunities for the public to engage with the sustainable landscape on Laird Campus builds public understanding and support, and increases appreciation of sustainable landscape in general.


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Sustainable Studies Day

Friday, April 25
Perkins Student Center West Lounge

This information fair will feature programs and colleges offering degree programs that are directly related to the environment and or sustainability.

Students who don’t have a major or are considering changing majors will get all the info they need on these areas of study that relate to the environment and sustainability-related career paths.



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Sustainable Car Show

Friday, April 25
Perkins Student Center Front Patio

A display of hybrid or electric automobiles from a variety of sources, including owners who are faculty, staff or students here at UD.


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UD Dining's Sustainability Efforts

Friday, April 25
Pencader Dining Hall

Look for information about UD Dining's sustainability efforts during dinner in Pencader Dining Hall.


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Ag Day

Saturday, April 26
Townsend Hall

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 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit 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 will be available on the Ag Day website ( The website also features additional information, announcements, and schedules, and will be updated as the event approaches.


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H.E.N.stock Spring Yard Sale

Saturday, April 26
North Green

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.


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Cleanup Day

Creek Sunday, April 27 - TBD

Help clean up the city where you live, work and play!

Meet up at the fountain outside of Morris Library.

If you are interested in assisting with this event, contact Menki Chen of Students for the Environment.

Join the event on Facebook.


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