Earth Week 2022

Earth Week will be held April 19-24 and is an opportunity for Elon students, faculty and staff to examine their own habits as they relate to sustainability.

EARTH WEEK COMPETITION

Attend as many events as you can for your chance to win!  First, second and third place winners will be determined by those who attend the most events throughout the week.  There will be one set of student winners and another set of faculty/staff winners.

PRIZES

First Place: $25 Phoenix Cash, hammock, sustainability t-shirt
Second Place: hammock, sustainability t-shirt
Third Place: hammock

Tuesday, April 19

1-2 pm | Plant Walk (Meet at Fonville Fountain in front of Alamance) (Registration Required)

Enjoy a walk through Elon’s beautiful botanical garden while learning about the campus’ plants from Elon’s Landscaping and Grounds staff.

7:30 – 8:30 pm | Earth Week Keynote: Susan Joy Hassol The Climate Crisis: Reasons for Hope (McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center)

Susan Joy Hassol is an award-winning climate change communicator and author known for making complex issues accessible to the public for 30 years. She was the writer of the first three U.S. National Climate Assessments, an HBO documentary, and recent articles in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The LA Times, and Scientific American. Climate change is a manmade problem and it has manmade solutions. Because the world has so far failed to act with the necessary urgency, we now face a climate emergency. But crises can also present opportunities, and many of the solutions to the climate crisis solve other problems too, resulting in a safer, healthier, more equitable world. In this wide-ranging keynote, Susan will share a vision of the future we can create and discuss pathways for reaching it. She will help us see that our actions matter and the future is in our hands.

Wednesday, April 20

12:30 pm-1:10 | The Elm Dance: Honoring our Grief for the Earth and for Ukraine(McBride Sacred Space, Numen Lumen)

For Earth Week we will gather in honor of our grief for the earth and for the war in Ukraine.  During the gathering we will perform a simple ceremonial circle dance, as well as hear the story connected to this grief ceremony, which has roots in the Chernobyl disaster of 1986.

9-10 pm | S’Mores with Outdoors (Beck Pool Patio)

Join Elon Outdoors and the Eco-Reps for a special Earth Week S’mores with Outdoors!

Thursday, April 21

12:30 – 5 pm | Pop-Up Swap Shop (First Floor Moseley)

Do you have perfectly good clothing you no longer wear?  Bring it to the Pop Up Swap Shop to trade it for new-to-you shirts, pants, dresses, and more!

5:00-7:00 pm | Party for the Planet (Global Neighborhood)

Celebrate sustainability with free food, fun activities, and live entertainment!  This event will also feature a thrift shop where students can trade their gently used clothes for new (gently used) clothes.

Friday, April 22

2 pm | Potluck for the Planet (Elon Community Garden)

Head over to Elon’s own Community Garden to try fresh greens and meet with other students interested in sustainability!

3:30 pm | Wellness Walk (Meet at Elon Community Garden)

Enjoy some time in the sun with a relaxing wellness walk around campus. We will end in Elon’s Loy Farm for a time to reflect and destress.

4:00 pm | DIY Nature Tote Bag (LaRose Commons)

Join the Office of Sustainability and Historic Neighborhood in learning how to make ‘sun prints’ using beautiful spring foliage and DIY your own nature-inspired tote bag!

Saturday, April 23

11 am| Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Farm Tour (Registration Required)
(Meet in front of Center for the Arts)

Visit three local farms to learn about food production in Alamance County and try some local foods along the way!

Sustainable Weekend of Service (Registration Required)

Sunday, April 24

11 am| Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Farm Tour (Registration Required)
(Meet in front of Center for the Arts)

Visit three local farms to learn about food production in Alamance County and try some local foods along the way!

Sustainable Weekend of Service (Registration Required)