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Earth Week at ESF, 2013
"Get into Your Elements" April 15-22

Sponsored in large part by the Undergraduate Student Association, supported by ESF student activity fees, and organized by the student Earth Week Committee.

2013 Schedule of Events

This calendar is "mobilized" -- see it on your smartphone at www.esf.edu/earthweek

  • OCRRA Community Cleanup: Saturday, 4/13, 10am-3pm
  • Earth Week Hike: Sunday, 4/14, Clark Reservation, 11am
Wood
Monday

April 15
Metal
Tuesday

April 16
Air
Wednesday

April 17
Fire
Thursday

April 18
Life
Friday

April 19
Water
Saturday

April 20
Energy
Sunday

April 21
Earth
Monday

April 22 - Earth Day

    Morning Munch!
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    Start your morning off right with FREE bagels, pastries, fruit, juice, tea, hot chocolate and coffee. This is a waste free event so please LUG YOUR MUG. Nifkin Lounge

    Yoga on the Quad!
    9:00 am - 10:00 am.

    Come to the ESF Quad and hone your inner relaxation skills before a long day of classes! ESF Quad

    Barbeque and Activities Fair!
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Come to the Quad and have some free food while enjoying the showcases that various organizations around campus have put together! There will be an inflatable obstacle course and tons of food at the very least! On the Quad (Rain location: Gateway Center)

    Gong the Planet on the Quad
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    We are a group of Sonic Guides who play Gongs and Tibetan singing bowls with positive intention to put you in a state of deep relaxation. ESF Quad

    Indigenous Environmental Perspective; Traditional Knowledge for a Sustainable Future
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

    Come watch a presentation and learn more about how the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples can supplement or perhaps contrast the modern perspective. "The Law of the Land: treaties and their environmental implications" - Chief Jake Edwards Nifkin Lounge

    Club vs. Club Soccer Tournament - Round 1
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

    The first round of the Earth Week Club vs. Club Soccer Tournament! ESF Quad

    Gong the Planet in Nifkin Lounge
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

    We are a group of Sonic Guides who play Gongs and Tibetan singing bowls with positive intention to put you in a state of deep relaxation. Nifkin Lounge

    Recycled Crafts
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

    Come turn trash into artistic treasure! Materials and instructions will be provided for you to make a variety of cool recycled crafts including jewelry, origami, terrariums and much much more! Moon 110

    Oil and Sustainability with Dr. Charlie Hall
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

    Join Dr. Charlie Hall in an exciting discussion based around Oil and Sustainability! 300 Bray

    "Design Thinking for Business & Sustainability"
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

    As the issues of sustainability become more complex, new approaches such as design thinking are being used to develop innovative business solutions. Join Net Impact and Monica Touesnard for a quick look at how design thinking can be used to address environmental and social issues. Monica Touesnard is the Associate Director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University. She is responsible for the execution of the Center's communications strategy and career coaching advising current and prospective Cornell students interested in sustainable global enterprise. Prior to her current position, Monica was the founding Executive Director for the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. She earned her MBA from UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School with focus on Sustainable Enterprise and has a B.A. from McGill University in Canada. Lunch provided by Alto Cinco Milton Room, 4th Floor, Whitman (SU)

    Club vs. Club Soccer Tournament - Round 2
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Round two of Earth Week's Club vs. Club Soccer Tournament! ESF Quad

    Green Jobs - Green NY Presentation
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    The Green Jobs - Green New York (GJGNY) Program provides New Yorkers with access to energy assessments, installation services, low-cost financing (currently for residential customers only), and pathways to training for various green-collar careers. Moon 110

    Dr. Murphy Gives his Remarks
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Our extraordinary President - Dr. Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr - will be giving us some sure-to-be outstanding words during this year's Earth Week celebration. Need we say more? Gateway Center A and B

    Glow-in-the-Dark Kan Jam Tournament!
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

    Show ESF what you're made of! Get a partner and come out to the Quad to show off your frisbee skills. Prizes for the winners! Please bring your own equipment if possible! ESF Quad

    "Chasing Ice" Documentary at Hendrick's Chapel
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

    Head over to Hendrick's Chapel to check out "Chasing Ice," the chilling story of one man's journey to publicize the effects of climate change. Hendrick's Chapel

    Yoga on the Quad!
    10:00 am - 11:00 am.

    Come to the ESF Quad and hone your inner relaxation skills before a long day of classes! ESF Quad

    Captain Planet Marathon
    10:30 am - 3:00 pm.

    Got a free moment in between classes? Stop by Nifkin Lounge and have a blast from your past with Captain Planet! Nifkin Lounge

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

    Vendors from the greater Syracuse metropolitan area as well as ESF students, faculty and staff display and sell their crafts. ESF Quad (Nifkin Lounge if rain)

    Ice Cream Social!
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

    Enjoy a break from class with FREE ICE CREAM on the quad. Cones will be provided, but this is a WASTE FREE EVENT so please LUG YOUR MUG. The Quad; Rain Location is in Nifkin Lounge

    Tours of Walter's Hall (every half hour on the half hour)
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    People attending the tour will have the opportunity to tour Walter's Hall and see what is done in the building. One of the paper machines will be running and attendees will be able to see how a paper machine works and learn a little bit more about the majors hosted in the building. Robin Hood Oak

    Club vs. Club Soccer Tournament - Round 3
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Round three of Earth Week's Club vs. Club Soccer Tournament! ESF Quad

    What Should We Really Do About the Environmental Crisis? (Presented by Bill Shields)
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Come join Professor Bill Sheilds in an in-depth look and discussion about what he feels should really be done about the current environmental crisis! 313 Bray

    Recycled Crafts
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

    Come turn trash into artistic treasure! Materials and instructions will be provided for you to make a variety of cool recycled crafts including jewelry, origami, terrariums and much much more! Nifkin Lounge

    "If a Tree Falls" - Documentary
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

    Come watch "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front," an award-winning documentary that explores the origins, motives, and impacts of the Earth Liberation Front and eco-terrrorism in general. Refreshments will be served. Moon 110

    Water for a Crowded Planet: Lessons from the Northeastern U.S.
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Dr. Vorosmarty, a distinguished scientist at the City University of New York, presents "Water for a Crowded Planet: Lessons from the Northeastern U.S." as part of the GSA Shifting Paradigms Speaker Series. Wednesday, April 17 at 4pm in 5 Illick Hall 5 Illick Hall

    Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) Seminar 1
    4:30 pm - 6:15 pm.

    Fossil Fuels/Alternatives into the Future This is the first of 3 SURE seminars that will be held at the Gateway Center on the SUNY-ESF Campus. Speakers for this seminar include: Mr. Mike Kelleher, Dr. Tim Volk, and Dr. Charles A.S. Hall Gateway Center Event Space B

    Outdoor Movie - Fern Gully!
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm.

    Come watch one of the environmental classics out on the quad. Bring a blanket! Rain Location: Moon 110. ESF Quad

    Falcon Trainer on the Quad!
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm.

    Check out some of the coolest birds you've ever seen! ESF Quad

    Andrew Simmons - Wildlife Show
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Andrew Simmons is a celebrated wildlife expert specializing in predators. Since 1971, he has been studying, raising and lecturing about wild animals. Simmons travels with big cats, bear cubs, carnivorous reptiles and birds of prey. ESF Quad. IF RAIN - 5-8pm in Marshall Auditorium

    Club vs. Club Soccer Tournament - Round 4
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Round 4 of ESF's Club vs Club Soccer Tournament! ESF Quad

    Paper Fly In
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

    Papyrus Club sponsored even, very simple, come eat some food and throw some paper airplanes! Prizes will be given out to the extra talented paper folders and throwers of the day. Bridge between Walters Hall and Bray Hall

    Divestment Campaign Rally
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm.

    Come get riled up by the rapidly growing ESF-SU Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign, as they offer some passionate words regarding climate change and issue a call to action on your behalf. Bray Rotunda

    Multicultural Commentary on Hydrofracking - Protecting our Common Ground and Water
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm.

    It's no secret that hydrofracking has become perhaps the biggest point of contention within the environmental debate. Come to this event to hear a perspective on the issue that is so often ignored. Moon 110

    3rd Annual Quadstock!
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm.

    Come watch this 4 hour-long showcase of ESF's most talented students (and some faculty & staff members). Come by to enjoy poetry, music, smores, and watch your peers display their amazing talents. There will be food! ESF Quad

    Yoga and Juice on the Quad!
    9:00 am - 10:00 am.

    Come to the ESF Quad and hone your inner relaxation skills before a long day of classes! Refreshments will be served! ESF Quad

    "Different Cultures, Different Perspectives"
    10:00 am - 11:00 am.

    Come to hear Dr. Robin Kimmerer, one of ESF's own faculty, discuss the nature of Earth Week and how it is viewed by people of other cultures. Moon 110

    Conservation Biology Symposium: Art Show & Music
    10:00 am - 10:00 pm.

    Come to Nifkin all day to bid on various pieces of student artwork. MUSIC starts about 5pm with the ECOTONES, followed by THE VANDERBILTS at 7 and the WOODWORKS at 8:30. Refreshments! All proceeds will be donated to an independent Ecological Center in Ecuador. Nifkin Lounge

    Noon in Moon: Tingting Yin
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

    M.S. student Tingting Yin presents"The role of a social marketing campaign on promoting environmental behavior change in China" as part of the Graduate Student Speaker Series: Noon in Moon. April 19th at 12pm in 110 Moon Library. *Light refreshments will be provided. 110 Moon Library

    Ultimate Frisbee on the Quad!
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Show off your frisbee skills in a classic ultimate frisbee tournament! Signups at the Tie Dye table and in 14 Bray! ESF Quad

    Club vs. Club Soccer Tournament - FINALS
    3:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

    Come watch the finals and see which ESF Club has the best feet! ESF Quad

    Recycled Crafts WORKSHOPS
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

    Come fix-up and recycle your old clothes in creative ways. Plus, make your very own mushroom-growing kit. Moon 110

    ADOPT-A-STREAM
    8:00 am - 2:30 pm.

    Go around Syracuse to help clean up streams and conduct water quality assessments. Various streams around Syracuse

    Campus Day of Service
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm.

    ESF's Campus Day of Service sends students out into the Syracuse community and beyond to perform tasks that organizations cannot accomplish without our help. Service sites will be e-mailed to students two weeks before the event, along with sign-up instructions. This event is rain or shine! Meet in Moon Library at 10:00am for a continental breakfast. Limited transportation is provided. Meet in Nifkin Lounge

    Spring Banquet
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

    USA's annual Spring Banquet. Send our graduates off in style by dancing, eating, and enjoying a great time with your friends. This is also the event where many of ESF's highest awards are given out. Drumlins Country Club

    ALLEYCAT: Bike Tour/Scavenger Hunt
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    Grab a bike, a group of friends, and a list of clues! This event will take you around the Syracuse area, offering free samples from local restaurants in the process. Prizes granted to the winners. Sign-ups for this will be in 14 bray. Groups of up to 3 people, though it is not necessary to have a group. Start: Moon Library. End: The Warehouse (Downtown Syracuse)

    Earth Day Festival
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Bands (Black Light Dahlias, Oicapella, Earth Jam), speakers, food, activities and more. Bringing together the hill and the neighborhood in an outdoor celebration of Earth Day 2013. Thornden Park Amphitheater (weather permitting)

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    Take our Kids to Work Day

    Career exploration for kids ages 8-11. Various, on campus

    Recycled Shelter Contest
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Get a team of up to five people and start building your new, recycled home on the Quad! ESF Quad

    Lunchtime Learning Seminar: Ecotourism in Taiwan
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

    Jennifer Szu Chia Sun is a Conservation Biology senior. She was born and raised in Taiwan and came to the United States seven years ago. Jennifer will share her experiences as an intern in Taiwan's National Park which focused on Eco-tourism management and culture preservation. Nifkin Lounge

    Educational & Cultural Festival - Traditional Knowledge for a Sustainable Future
    1:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

    Come to the ESF Quad to experience an indigenous perspective of the environment. Rain location: Gateway Center Event Room A. Social dancing led by Haudenosaunee singers and dancers, vendors, pottery demos. ESF Quad

    "One Day, Everything Will be Free" Documentary
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

    A feature-length documentary about an ecological restoration project run by a utopian community located in one of the most politically complicated and environmentally degraded terrains in the world-in an area referred to locally as "the wasteland." Refreshments will be served. Marshall Auditorium

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Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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