Elon celebrates Earth Week 2018

Celebrate Earth Week 2018 through a variety of activities planned April 16-20.


Earth Week offers an opportunity for the Elon community to engage in fun, informative events to learn about sustainability issues and celebrate our environment throughout campus.  Earth Week events take place April 16-20.  The schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday, April 16

Stuck on Sustainability, Moseley Table 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Looking for a new sticker for your reusable water bottle or laptop?  Join the Eco-Reps to design and make your own sticker!

Tuesday, April 17

College Coffee, 9:40 to 10:20 a.m.
Learn how to be sustainable on Elon’s campus.

The Future of Environmental Protection, McKinnon Hall 7:30 p.m.
Stan Meiburg, former Acting Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss the Future of Environmental Protection. A Coffee Klatch will be held after his talk in Moseley Kitchen—Bring Your Own Mug to join the discussion!

Wednesday, April 18

Weigh the Waste, Lakeside Dining Hall 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Elon Dining and the Office of Sustainability partner to bring awareness to food waste. Students will weigh their waste, scraping their leftover food into a bin to help visualize the amount of food wasted in one dining period.

Sustainable S’mores, Beck Pool Patio 10 p.m.
Join Elon Outdoors and the Eco-Reps for some delicious s’mores and learn more about sustainability at Elon.

Thursday, April 19

LEED Tour of Schar Hall and Steers Pavilion, Snow Family Grand Atrium 1 p.m.
Learn more about what it means for a building to be LEED certified, particularly with regard to Elon’s newest LEED Silver project,  Schar Hall and Steers Pavilion. 

Farmers Market, Elon Community Church Lawn 3:30 to 6 p.m.
This is the first farmer’s market of the season.  Pick up some fresh, local produce to enjoy!

Friday, April 20

Party for the Planet, Lakeside Plaza 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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. 

See the sustainability event calendar for additional details.