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Earth Week at ESF, 2010

Earth Week 2010 is behind us.

2010 Schedule of Events
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Saturday & Sunday
April 17-18
April 19
April 20
April 21
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April 23
April 24

    Earth Week at ESF

    Join in the many activities scheduled as part of ESF's annual Earth Week celebration. Various locations on and off campus

    Campus Day of Service
    Saturday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

    Twice each year ESF hosts a Campus Day of Service, where students, faculty, and staff are invited to go to various community organizations and sites to help accomplish tasks that the organizations cannot accomplish without our help. This year's spring Campus Day of Service kicks off Earth Week with many sites focusing around outdoor cleanup! Sites include: Schiller Park, Manlius Pebble Hill School (sponsored by the Environmental Studies Student Organization), Spay and Neuter Syracuse, Sarah House, and the West Newell Street Community Garden (sponsored by the Graduate Student Association). Various Sites --Meet in Bray Rotunda at 9:00am

    Connective Corridor Planter Design Charette
    Saturday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    This event will begin with a short introduction and presentation about Syracuse's Connective Corridor Project and sustainable design. Student will then form design teams with the objective to come up with a plan for the series of street planters to be placed along the Connective Corridor. Designs will be judged by a panel of professors, community officials, and local professionals.

    Saturday, 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm.

    NYPIRG will be hosting concert series to kick start earth week! Preformances by The Fly, Superfine Behind, Boots N' Shorts, and Joe Driscoll along with guest speakers from Syracuse First, the Peace Council, and Onondaga Nation. Late night showing of documentary "Split Estate." Community and student groups can table at the event (bring your own) and share information about your organization and activities! Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin)

    Slow Foods CNY Annual Potluck
    Sunday, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

    Activities include the Potluck itself, a presentation about Slow Food, and a cookbook raffle. *THIS IS A ZERO WASTE EVENT: PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLATE, BOWL, SILVEWARE AND CUP! Grace Episcopal Church at 819 Madison St.

    Yoga on the quad
    9:00 am - 10:00 am.

    Join Krissy, who teaches Kripalu yoga at Funk 'n Waffles, for some yoga on the quad. A great way to feel energized and revitalized to start your day! Quad

    Dedication of NEW Waverly Rain Garden
    9:00 am.

    Dedication of new Waverly Rain Garden designed by ESF's own student, Nick Zubin-Stathopoulos. Crouse and Waverly parking lot

    SU Showcase
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

    In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, SU Showcase 2010 will officially focus on the theme of "sustainability" and includes student presentations, posters, and hands-on activities about climate change and sustainable food and consumption, plus a soap box for airing your ideas. SU Quad

    BBQ on the Quad
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

    Come and enjoy good food to help us kick off Earth Week the right way! Opening remarks at 11 AM by President Murphy and meet and greet with new mascott, Oakie! Food provided by Syracuse Real Food Co-op. ESF Quad

    Activities Fair
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

    Come see all the clubs ESF and SU has to offer. This is a great way to get involved on campus and in the community! ESF Quad

    "Don't Be Such a Scientist"
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

    Randy Olson speaks on his book, "Don't Be Such a Scientist," focusing on helping scientists get their message across about global warming, evolution, and other contentious issues. Maxwell Auditorium

    Shifting Paradigms Lecture: Dr. Robert Costanza
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    "Overcoming systemic roadblocks to sustainability: The evolutionary redesign of worldviews, institutions, and technologies." Robert Costanza, Ph.D. is Director of Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, The University of Vermont. For more information, please visit his website: http://bit.ly/aC3FSC Marshall Auditorium

    "Sacred Waters: Onondaga Lake and Creek," Jake Edwards, Henry Lickers, panel of community responders
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

    Hear the public unveiling of the Onondaga Nation's "Vision for a Clean Onondaga Lake" and listen to brief responses from a panel of community responders along with Jake Edwards and Henry Lickers. This presentation is part of a collaborative education series, "Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future II. Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY

    Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm.

    Part documentary, part mockumentary, Dr. randy Olson's film takes a humorous look at the debate about global warming. Marshall Auditorium

    Morning Munch
    8:00 am - 10:00 am.

    Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin)

    Clothing Swap and Free Cycle
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

    Bring your unwanted items to campus, whether it be clothes, CDs, text books, etc, and swap them with things that others bring! If you are moving out of your apartment any time soon, bring pictures of furniture you would like to give away before the end of the year. The ESF Quad

    T-Shirt Repurpose Clothing Workshop
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    T-Shirt Revolution! Bring an old t-shirt (or more) to repurpose as part of Earth Week. This studio workshop (held by ESF's own Maura Stefl from Outreach) will have stations to paint, stencil and embellish your t-shirts. There will also be sewing machines and a serger for those adventurous folks who want to alter theirs. Learn how to use a t-shirt to make a shopping bag, rug and other nifty things. Don't throw it out, reuse it! Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin)

    Baker Lab Waste Audit
    12:00 am.

    Paul Crovella's ERE596 class will weigh all Baker trash for a week. Baker Lab

    Volunteer Opportunity: Rose Society
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    Bring your own gloves and help out the Rose Society! Stop by anytime between 8 AM and noon. Thornden Park Rose Garden

    Yoga on the quad
    9:00 am - 10:00 am.

    Join Krissy, who teaches Kripalu yoga at Funk 'n Waffles, for some yoga on the quad. A great way to feel energized and revitalized to start your day! Quad

    Mello Velo on the Quad
    9:00 am - 11:00 am.

    Mello Velo Bike Shop will be providing FREE adjustments and lubrication to ESF students who bring their bikes to campus! Quad

    Syracuse Speaks
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Andrew Maxwell and Lindsay Speicher will discuss the newly created Syracuse Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, along with a representative from Dan Maffei's Office. Mr. Maxwell was appointed by Mayor Stephanie Miner to lead the Bureau and Ms. Speicher has been interning under the administration to focus on interdepartmental coordination and execution of planning and sustainability efforts across all city departments. Come learn about internship opportunities and initiatives happening in the community and how you can get involved! Refreshments provided and light reception to follow! Nifkin Lounge

    Yoga on the quad
    9:00 am - 10:00 am.

    Join Krissy, who teaches Kripalu yoga at Funk 'n Waffles, for some yoga on the quad. A great way to feel energized and revitalized to start your day! Quad

    Waste Audit
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

    Have you ever wondered what type of stuff ends up in ESF's trash? How much trash does ESF produce in one day?! How much material that ends up in the garbage could have been recycled, composted, donated or given to OCRRA to dispose of properly?! Come help GCI sort through 1 days worth of ESF trash! Bring gloves and help out! The ESF Quad

    Climate Change Outreach Was it a success? 10 Years of Conservation Education from Polar Bear Habitat and Zoos
    12:30 pm - 1:50 pm.

    The situation for polar bears is pretty grim as global warming causes a decrease in their sea ice habitat. Dr Don Moore (ESF '76), Associate Director for Animal Care Sciences at Smithsonian's National Zoo, shares his knowledge and ideas about how to help, based on 10 years experience working with polar bears in captivity and as an outreach educator on behalf of the award-winning NGO Polar Bears International. Marshall Auditorium

    Interfaith Earth Day
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    SHARE reflections on your relationship with the earth and stewardship of the environment. JOIN in meditation or prayer in a contemplative and conversational interfaith setting. LEARN more about the earth and how those of different traditions understand its role in their lives. All are welcome- those with faith and those without! Hendricks Chapel

    Recycled Sculpture Competition
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    All materials collected from the GCI waste audit (that could have been recycled) will be used to create beautiful, unique designs for viewing! ESF Quad

    Baker Lab Waste Audit - Day 2
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Think before you toss! Paul Crovella's ERE596 class will be weighing all Baker trash for a week as part of Baker Lab's LEED certification process. Our goal: significantly reduce the amount of trash going to the landfill. Please RECYCLE. Baker Lab

    AXS Coffee Haus
    7:00 pm.

    Open stage performances and refreshments. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin)

    Yoga on the quad
    9:00 am - 10:00 am.

    Join Becky for some yoga on the quad. A great way to feel energized and revitalized to start your day! Quad

    Cultural Crafts Fair
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

    Different cultural groups from on and off campus will showcase their crafts ESF Quad (Nifkin in case of rain)

    Ice Cream Social
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

    Come get some delicious ice cream on the last day of Earth Week. Bring your own bowls and spoons! ESF Quad

    Volunteer Event: Tree Mulching at Comfort Tyler Park
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    At least eight volunteers are needed to help mulch 35 Bald Cyprus trees at Comfort Tyler Park in Syracuse, just off of E. Colvin Street. The trees were planted two years ago with the help of Dr. Leopold, ESF student volunteers and neighborhood residents and now need mulching. Transportation is provided and volunteers will meet at 12:45pm on campus to catch the ride. Sign up in 110 Bray. Comfort Tyler Park --E. Colvin Street

    Primitive Pursuits Friction Fire Workshop and Braintanning Demonstration
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Come check out one of ESF's new clubs, Primitive Pursuits, as they teach how to start a fire without matches and naturally tan animal hides with brains and woodsmoke! Quad

    Baker Lab Waste Audit - Day 3
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Think before you toss! Paul Crovella's ERE596 class will be weighing all Baker trash for a week as part of Baker Lab's LEED certification process. Our goal: significantly reduce the amount of trash going to the landfill. Please RECYCLE. Baker Lab

    First Annual FEG Club Can-Jam Tournament
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

    Come out and show us what you've got and help fundraise for ESF's Forest Engineering Club! The tournament costs $10 per team of two people and prcies go up to $15 after Tuesday 4/20. Sign-ups in Marshall foyer during Earth Week. Top three teams will receive fabulous prizes and snacks and drinks will be provided, but this is a ZERO-WASTE EVENT, so bring your own mugs! Contact Eugene Law (eplaw@syr.edu), Mike Miles (mrmiles@syr.edu), or Colby Fisher (ckfisher@syr.edu) for more information.

    Adopt-a-Stream Informational Meeting
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

    Adopt-A-Stream is a yearly service project where volunteers clean-up and analyze several streams in the Syracuse area. Volunteers will also remove debris and test stream parameters. This year we will be working on two sites on Nine-Mile Creek and one site on the west branch of Onondaga Creek on Saturday, April 24th at 8:30 AM. Please attend this organizational meeting for more information and sign-ups or contact Daniel Liwicki at dmliwick@syr.edu. Marshall Auditorium

    10:00 pm - 2:00 am.

    Make your own lip balm, laundry detergent and all-purpose household cleaning products - all eco-friendly, non-toxic, and organic! You will be taught how to make them yourself and can bring home as much as you'd like. Bring your own jars and Tupperware! "Wild America" will be shown and food from Alto Cinco will be provided! Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin)

    Adopt-a-Stream Creek Clean-Ups
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm.

    3rd Annual Stream Survey and Clean-up Event. This year's locations are Onondaga Creek at Lords Hill Access, Nedrow, Nine Mile Creek at Marcellus High School, Marcellus. Buses and vans leave Skyhall at 8AM

    Garlic Mustard Pull
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

    Baltimore Woods Nature Center has declared war on the exotic garlic mustard and is using an "eat your enemy" theme. The majority of volunteers will be helping to pull the garlic mustard, while a few will be in the kitchen helping prepare lunch (that will be made from it!). Transportation is provided, and information about where to meet on campus will be e-mailed to all who sign up as the date draws closer. 9 volunteers needed- SIGN UP IN 110 BRAY! Baltimore Woods Nature Center

    EWB and SUOC Hike for Honduras
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Come join us in beautiful Heiberg Forest for our Earth Week Hike for Honduras. The event will take place at the pavilion in Heiberg near Tully, NY. The pavillion is about 1.25 south of the forest entrance on Maple Ridge Road, near the Heiberg classrooms. There is a $10 registration fee to cover the cost of facilities, transportation and LUNCH (meat and veggies for everyone!). We ask hike participants to help us fund raise for our community water supply project in Buena Vista, Honduras. For fund raising information, please visit the event website. If you fundraise $50 of pledges, the $10 participation fee is WAIVED. Transportation for ESF student will be provided. Please meet behind Lawrinson and 11:00am for a ride. Heiberg Forest - ESF Students meet behind Lawrinson @ 11:00am for transportation