Earth Day Every Day

Living sustainably is important to do every day, not just April 22. The Office of Sustainability’s Earth Day Every Day program includes a variety of events and weekly programming created to help Elon students, faculty and staff examine their habits and live sustainably every day. All events require pre-registration.

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Planting for the Planet | Friday, August 27 from 6-8 pm (Elon Community Garden)

Join the Office of Sustainability, Student Sierra Coalition, Garden Club, Net Impact, KAO and Animal Protection Alliance at the Elon Community Garden to learn about how to get involved in sustainability. We’ll provide plants, soil and pots for you to create your own houseplant to take back to your room. Drop-ins welcome.

Landfill on the Lawn | Monday, August 30 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm (Phi Beta Kappa Plaza)

Stop by Landfill on the Lawn to see how much of the campus’ landfill waste could actually be recycled or composted.

Authentically Alamance Farmer’s Market | Thursday, September 9 from 3-6 pm (Elon Community Church)

Support local farmers, growers and makers. Pick up some local produce, flowers, cheese and more! The Elon Farmer’s Market is held on Thursdays April-October from 3-6 pm near Elon Community Church (next to Pandora’s Pies).

Tour of Lakeside Dining Hall | Thursday, September 23 from 1-2 pm (Lakeside Dining Hall)

Elon Dining has myriad sustainable initiatives, from working to minimize food waste to supporting local farmers. Learn about these initiatives from Elon Dining’s Sustainability Coordinator, Caroline Redick.

Lake Mackintosh Kayak Cleanup | Friday, October 1 from 3-5:30 pm (Transportation provided; meet in front of Center for the Arts)

Take care of local Lake Mackintosh while enjoying the beauty of nature. Kayaks, gloves and trash bags provided.

Weekly Programming (August & September)

What to do with Waste – Tuesdays from 11:30 am-1:30 pm (Clohan, Lakeside and McEwen Dining Halls)

Elon Dining offers compostable and recyclable service ware, as well as some that needs to go to the landfill. Stop by the waste sorting table to learn how to properly sort your waste on campus!

Weigh The Waste – Wednesdays from 11 am-2 pm (Clohan, Lakeside and McEwen Dining Halls)

Weigh the Waste is a partnership with Elon Dining to bring awareness to food waste on Elon’s Campus. Dining Hall guests scrape uneaten food into a container, which is weighed at the end of the lunch period. Waste totals are displayed to encourage guests to reduce their food waste.