Fill out the Earth Week Questionnaire for your chance to win $100 Phoenix Cash and a hammock! 

Earth week will be held April 15-19, 2019 and is an opportunity for Elon students, faculty and staff to come together to examine their own habits as they relate to waste reduction.  A key feature of this week includes a brief questionnaire to reflect upon their individual waste habits.  Students, faculty, and staff who complete the questionnaire will be entered to win an Earth Week grand prize: $100 in Phoenix Cash and a hammock.  Three grand prizes will be given.

Earth Week will include a variety of events centered around sustainability, and event participants will earn five additional prize entries for each event attended.  Please see below for the full Earth Week Schedule.

Monday,  April 15​

6 PM | Elon Community Garden: Potluck for the Planet

Sierra Club, Elon Garden Club, and Animal Protection Alliance invite you to join them at the Elon Community Garden behind the Hillel House for a Potluck for the Planet.  Bring a dish to share and enjoy an outdoor movie.

7:30-8:30 PM | Phi Beta Kappa Commons: Outdoor Yoga

Join Yoga Club for an hour of outdoor yoga.  Yoga mats and blocks are provided.

Tuesday,  April 16​

11 AM-2 PM | Clohan: Farm to Fork Lunch+

Celebrate local foods and local farms at Clohan with Earth Week’s Farm to Fork Lunch!

1-2 PM | Meet in front of Center for the Arts: Loy Farm Tour​

This guided tour includes visits to the solar farm, responsible design studio and agricultural farm. BioBus transportation is provided to and from the site. The BioBus will depart from the Center for the Arts stop at 1 p.m. This tour is limited to 30 participants.  Registration Required

​1:30-4:30 PM | Koury Athletic Center: Elon Wellness Fair​*

This fun-filled and interactive event explores the many resources available to help you take charge of your well-being at Elon. Come and enjoy fitness demos, chair massages, health screenings, information booths, healthy snacks, door prizes and much more!

​7:30 PM | McKinnon Hall: Earth Week Speaker David W. Orr, Democracy in a Hotter Time​*

David W. Orr is an internationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability and environmental education. He is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies & Politics, Emeritus of Oberlin College and served as “Counselor to the President” of Oberlin College for 10 years.

Orr is the author of eight books, including “Dangerous Years: Climate Change and the Long Emergency” and “Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse,” and co-editor of three others. He has authored over 220 articles, reviews, book chapters and professional publications. In the past 25 years, Orr has served as a board member or advisor to 10 foundations and on the boards of many organizations including the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Aldo Leopold Foundation. He is currently directing a project on “The State of American Democracy”.

Orr will outline the challenges faced by the sustainability movement and democratic systems, strategies to address them and the importance of a thriving democracy to moving toward a more sustainable society.

Wednesday, April 17​

​9:25 AM | Global Commons Media Room 103: Core Forum: David W. Orr​+

Join Dr. David W. Orr for a Core Forum.  David W. Orr is an internationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability and environmental education. He is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies & Politics, Emeritus of Oberlin College and served as “Counselor to the President” of Oberlin College for 10 years.

12:15 PM | Global Commons Media Room 103: Core Forum: David W. Orr​+

Join Dr. David W. Orr for a Core Forum.  David W. Orr is an internationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability and environmental education. He is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies & Politics, Emeritus of Oberlin College and served as “Counselor to the President” of Oberlin College for 10 years.

​9 PM | Beck Pool Patio: S’mores with Outdoors​

Come out and relax with your friends beside a fire while eating a delicious marshmallow treat!  Vegan marshmallows and chocolate available.

​Thursday, April 18​

3-6:30 PM | Elon Community Church: Elon Farmer’s Market​*

The Elon Community Farmer’s Market runs Mid-April through Mid-November.  Grab some local veggies, baked goods, honey, and more!

4:30-6:30 PM | Colonnades Neighborhood: Party for the Planet​*

Party for the Planet is a celebration of the wide variety of sustainability efforts with which students are involved. This is an entirely student-planned event featuring free food, music, prizes and fun activities. This event will also feature a swap-shop where students can trade their gently-used clothes for new (gently-used) clothes.

5-8 PM | Clohan: Plant-Based Meal+

Enjoy a plant-based meal in Clohan.

7-9 PM | McMichael 115: Introduction to Hart’s Mill Eco-Village

Learn about Hart’s Mill Eco-Village: Building a community in harmony with each other and the land.  With Professor Anthony Weston and other ecovillage members.

​Friday, April 19

2-5 PM | Meet in front of Center for the Arts: River Clean Up

We’ll provide bags, gloves and transportation. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and close-toed shoes.  Don’t forget your reusable water bottle and sunscreen!  Registration is required

*Check in at the Office of Sustainability/Eco-Rep table to be entered into raffle.​

+Attending these events will not increase your number of raffle entries.