Elon to celebrate Campus Sustainability Week

The Office of Sustainability will host numerous events throughout the week to bring awareness to and inspire sustainable behavior change throughout campus.

Campus Sustainability Week is an opportunity for Elon students, faculty and staff to come together to examine sustainable habits and inspire positive sustainable change throughout the Elon community. It is also an opportunity to learn about and celebrate Elon University’s current sustainable practices. A variety of events will take place throughout the week.

Attend as many events as you can to win the Campus Sustainability Week competition. Prizes include Phoenix Cash, hammocks and more!  More Information can be found on the Campus Sustainability Week website.

Schedule of Events


5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Mindful Eating (Loy Farm) (Registration Required)

Learn about mindful eating and the effect of your diet on the planet at Loy Farm. Harvest your own food to make an in-season local salad!


5 – 6 p.m. | Waste Sorting with Eco-Reps (McEwen Dining Hall)

Waste sorting on campus can be confusing!  Learn how to properly sort your waste from McEwen Dining Hall with help from the Eco-Reps.


4 – 5 p.m. | Queering Sustainability (Moseley 209 – GLC) (Registration Required)

The GLC and Office of Sustainability invite students to a monthly discussion to explore the climate crisis as an LGBTQIA Issue.  This month, Isaias Hernandez, better known as Queer Brown Vegan, will lead a discussion on the intersections of identity and sustainability.

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Oak Originals Pop Up (Lakeside Patio)

Oak Originals is a groundbreaking initiative from the Doherty Center for Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship that empowers student entrepreneurs and provides sustained support through pop-ups, product placement, networking and mentorship. This pop up will have a special focus on vendors with sustainable businesses.

7 – 8 p.m. | Keynote Speaker, Isaias Hernandez: Sustainably Loving Ourselves Through Intersectional Environmentalism (Upstairs Lakeside)

The crises that we face are converging into multidimensional issues. Intersectional environmentalism is an inclusive approach to environmentalism that looks into advocating for the people and the planet simultaneously. Isaias will share their journey as a young Queer Brown environmentalist in pursuit of pushing climate literacy and building sustainable love that allows people to continue building power in movements.

Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, Campus Recreation & Wellness, the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education, the Environmental Studies Department, the Gender & LGBTQIA Center, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies Program.

9 – 10 p.m. | S’mores with Outdoors (Beck Pool Patio)

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


3 – 6 p.m. | Authentically Alamance Farmers’ Market (Elon Community Church)

Support local farmers, bakers, crafters and the local economy. Stop by the Office of Sustainability table to grab a reusable shopping bag to reduce your waste.

10 p.m. – midnight | Late Night Bingo (Upstairs Lakeside)

Join SUB and the Eco-Reps for a sustainability-themed late night bingo, including plenty of fun prizes!


2 p.m. | Elon Community Garden Scavenger Hunt

Join the Elon Community Garden Club in a scavenger hunt across campus to learn more about Elon’s actions towards sustainability! The first three teams to take a photo with every item on the list will win a prize.


9 – 11 a.m. | Peacehaven Farm Garden Workday (Peacehaven Farm) (Registration Required)

Peacehaven Community Farm works to connect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to the larger community through shared living and working on a sustainable farm. Their vision is to be a destination for learning and growth for people of all abilities.


7 – 8 p.m. | (Vegan) Sundaes on Sunday (Colonnades Neighborhood)

Try some vegan ice cream options at this beloved Colonnades Neighborhood tradition.