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Earth Week 2019

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Monday
April 22 - Earth Day

Tuesday
April 23

Wednesday
April 24

Thursday
April 25

Friday
April 26

Saturday
April 27

Sunday
April 28

    Earth Week Clothing Swap
    10:30 am - 2:00 pm.
    ESF Quad (Rain Location: 12 Bray aka

    An event for Earth Week where students can come and swap out their gently used clothing/shoes for others! Donations will be accepted all week. At the end of the week, all leftover clothes will be donated to "We Rise Above the Streets"

    Sustainable Stumpy Potluck
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
    Nifkin Lounge

    Join the Earth Week Committee in celebrating Earth Day 2019 with our first Sustainable Stumpy Potluck! The event will be catered by a few local businesses, as well as your fellow peers & student organizations! Each person gets 3 free tickets for 3 free samples. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 or 1 canned food item. All proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York. Remember, lug your mug & pack your plate!

    Stumpie Monday Mile
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm.
    Meeting in front of Schine on SU campus

    Come celebrate Earth Day and healthy living by joining us for the Monday Mile around Syracuse Campus! Wear tie-dye and hope for good weather as we enjoy music and exploring the Monday Mile pathway.

    Perform a Waste Audit
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
    ESF Quad

    Join Green Campus Initiative in sorting through trash! Learn how to perform a waste audit and understand the habits of throwing away resources. Identify the types and amounts of waste making up the waste stream.

    Bob Marshall Club Cleanup Syracuse Hike
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
    Oakwood Cemetery and Syracuse College Neighborhoods

    Join Bob Marshall Club for a fun evening of staying active, making new friends, and making our world and neighborhoods a better place to live! 2-3 groups will depart from the ESF Quad at 3 pm to hike the neighborhood and Thornden park streets, while an additional group will depart from the quad at 5 pm to hike and clean up Oakwood Cemetery. Attend for as long as you wish. Trash bags will be included, but students are encouraged to bring protective gloves for the cleanup. Come out for an enjoyable afternoon of garbage and good vibes!

    Earth Week Poetry Coffee House
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
    110 Moon Library

    Michael Czarnecki will share poems and stories. Time allotted for attendees to read their own poetry. Coffee and cookies provided. Free With Support by Moon Library, ESF Writing Program and ESF in the High School.

    Earth Week Tie-Dye
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm.
    ESF Quad (Rain Location: Marshall Foyer)

    Come join us for this ESF tradition! Tie-dye a Earth Week t-shirt or bring something of your own. Earth Week shirts and stickers will be available for sale.

    Oakwood Cemetery Cultural Landscape Tour
    10:00 am - 11:00 am.
    Meeting in front of Moon Library

    This Earth Week, discover the cultural landscape of Oakwood Cemetery designed by Howard Daniels in 1859. Tour led by Professor George W. Curry. Meet at 9:45am in front of Moon Library. Tour will begin at 10am at Oakwood chapel.

    Tea & Terrariums
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
    ESF Quad (Rain Location: Nifkin)

    Come enjoy creating your own terrarium while sipping on a delicious cup of tea with the Plant Propagation Club! Bring your own jar or pick up one from us, then get planting with succulents, moss, and other decor.

    Connective Corridor Tour
    11:00 am - 12:50 pm.
    Meet at the Robin Hood Oak

    Join ESF Alumni on a tour of the Syracuse Connective Corridor. The Connective Corridor is a traffic calming project with emphasis on improving pedestrian and bicycle accommodations and public transportation to create a “Complete Street” and signature urban strip within the heart of Syracuse. In addition, the Corridor integrated green stormwater improvements including the use of permeable pavers, porous pavements, stormwater planters, rain gardens, and infiltration and underground storage. We will begin the tour at the Robin Hood Oak and then walk down to Marshall together.

    Climate Change and Human Health
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm.
    110 Moon Library

    Join the Friends of Moon Library as we welcome ESF graduate and Upstate Medical University Assistant Professor of Medicine Dr. Anna M. Stewart Ibarra to present on and discuss climate change and human health. Dr. Stewart Ibarra is currently a Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine. She is also the Director, Latin America and Caribbean Research Program for the Institute for Global Health & Translational Science at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (2012) and Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and is a leading researcher on climate-sensitive emerging infectious diseases.

    Letter Writing Campaign
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm.
    Gateway Tables

    Get a free Earth Week sticker if you write a letter to your Senators and state Representatives! Let Congress know what you think about the state of our government's stance on the environment, climate change, plastic use, the health of our water systems, or any other issue you feel they should address. If you can't join us, feel free to use theCitizens' Climate Lobby link - it's completely free and paperless! Remember, small changes make a big difference, so make your voice heard!

    Green Roof Clean Up
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
    Gateway Green Roof Clean-Up

    Calling all green thumbs!! Come help get the Gateway Center green roof ready for spring! Dr. Leopold will lead a 30-minute training session (11am-11:30am) to explain proper plant and green roof maintenance. The next hour and a half will be spent trimming, cutting back and removing plant material on the roof. Tools and gloves will be provided!

    Dale Bryk
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
    Gateway Event Center

    This event is open and anyone can attend. Including off campus guests & community members. Dale Bryk helps leverage the wide variety of skills and expertise that NRDC brings to our climate and energy work. She previously served as chief planning officer, where she worked to create and institutionalize a strategic, transparent, and integrated approach to planning and performance metrics. She also served as director of programs, where she oversaw all of NRDC's advocacy work under the various program umbrellas within NRDC, capitalizing on the organization's talents to bring transformative change to improve the environment and people's quality of life.

    Alpha Xi Sigma Quadstock
    6:30 pm - 11:00 pm.
    The Quad (Rain Location Gateway)

    Enjoy live outdoor student performances, free food, and flower crown making at AXS's Woodstock inspired Earth Week Concert!

    Yoga & Meditation
    9:00 am - 11:00 am.
    Nifkin Lounge

    Come enjoy yoga and meditation to start off your Wednesday morning! Feel free to come and go as you please.

    Earth Week Tie-Dye
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm.
    ESF Quad (Rain location: Marshall Foyer)

    Come join us for this ESF tradition! Tie-dye a Earth Week t-shirt or bring something of your own. Earth Week shirts and stickers will be available for sale.

    Drive Electric Earth Day - Syracuse
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
    SUNY ESF Quad

    Syracuse (and all of Central New York State) takes Part in Drive Electric Earth Day, a free event held in the ESF quad in conjunction with the SUNY ESF Earth Week 2019. The event is from 11 am until 3 pm (EV owners should arrive at 10 am) and is open to the public. Electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts will display their vehicles, answer your questions, and highlight the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars.

    Earth Week Farmers Market
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
    SUNY ESF Quad (rain location Gateway)

    Come join us in our annual Earth Week Farmers Market! We will have vendors from the campus and local community. Be sure to pack a sustainable bag for all of your goodies! See you there!

    Electric Vehicles: What are they? Why would I want one?
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
    110 Moon

    Green Light NY: Driving Together
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.
    Marshall Hall 111

    Join members of the Workers Center of Central NY at a workshop on a key environmental and food justice issue in our region: transportation for the migrant farmworkers who grow our food. How can our communities get involved in supporting this effort alongside our neighbors? The workshop will include political action items and opportunities for on-the-ground involvement in this urgent struggle for justice, which involves questions of urban and rural environment and infrastructure, food justice, state policy, and more.

    ESF Music Society Presents: Earth Week Concert
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
    ESF Quad (Nifkin as a rain location)

    Join Music Society for our Earth Week Concert! Come see ESF’s talented musicians perform songs during our favorite week of the year! ALL ESF STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO PERFORM! Contact us for information about borrowing instruments for the concert! All types of musical performances are welcome! Sign up by 4/21 using our link! As always we will have lots of snacks so lug your mug and pack your plate!

    Movie Night: Six Degrees Could Change the World
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm.
    Illick 5

    Kick back & enjoy plant-based snacks at this Earth Week documentary screening. "Six Degrees Could Change the World" illustrates how climate change is slowly but dramatically altering ecosystems across the globe. Come learn about how small changes truly do make a big difference to our planet. Lug your mug and pack your plate!

    Take our Kids to Work Day

    Nifkin Lounge, Quad, +

    Celebrate more than 25 years of sharing ESF careers with hands-on workshops for 8-11 yr olds with an adult who works or studies here.

    Earth Week Tie-Dye
    9:30 am - 4:00 am.
    ESF Quad (Rain Location: Marshall Foyer)

    Come join us for this ESF tradition! Tie-dye a Earth Week t-shirt or bring something of your own. Earth Week shirts and stickers will be available for sale.

    SCB-CNY Art Symposium
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm.
    Gateway Concourse

    Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is hosting our annual art symposium, exhibiting artwork created by students on campus and auctioning them off to raise funds for a local conservation organization. This years donation will go to the Onondaga Environmental Institute. Come to the Gateway Concourse to check out some amazing artwork and support OEI!

    Recycling Education
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm.
    Gateway Tabling Center

    Learn how to recycle properly in Onondaga County!

    Oakwood Cemetery & Centennial Hall Design Workshop
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm.
    Centennial Hall 1st Floor Lobby

    Help re-envision the relationship between historic Oakwood Cemetery and Centennial Hall - Participate in a landscape design workshop and have your ideas heard! Workshop will explore issues of access, use, and visual relationship with historic Oakwood in new, contemporary ways.

    Environmental Studies Seminar Series 2018-19
    11:00 am - 12:20 pm.
    212 Marshall Hall

    Environmental Studies Seminar Series 2018-19 Engaging Diverse Publics Around Complex Environmental Issues Food Justice Forum Panelists: Angela Ferguson: Onondaga Nation seed steward Brandy Colebrook: Syracuse Refugee Agricultural Program Leader Leader Evan Weissman: Founding Member of Syracuse Grows and Assistant Professor in Food Studies at Syracuse University Moderator Matthew Monaco: Food Bank of CNY Sponsored by the Randolph G. Pack Foundation

    Birds of Prey Demonstrations
    12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
    Nifkin (Alumni) Lounge

    Join Cindy Page of the Page Wildlife Center as they come to campus for a birds of prey exhibition. Come share a room with eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons.

    Adaptive Peaks/WiSE Professions:The Ocean is losing its breath - an overview of the problem, its effects, and solutions
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
    5 Illick Hall

    Denise Breitburg, Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD, is the penultimate speaker in the semester long Adaptive Peaks Lecture Series theme of "Effecting Change at Local to Global Scales". Dr. Breitburg directs SERC’s Marine & Estaurine Ecology Lab and thinks up new ways to investigate the impacts of dead zones and acidification on Chesapeake Bay’s fish and invertebrates. She is a leader of the international Global Ocean Oxygen Network, and spearheaded the major 2018 review of ocean deoxygenation published in Science.In addition to her duties at SERC, Breitburg has served as Participating Faculty, Graduate Program in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences, University of Maryland System. She was previously Curator, Marine/Estuarine Ecology, Ichthyology, at The Academy of Natural Sciences, Estuarine Research Center and Adjunct Professor, and Graduate Faculty member within other departments at the University of Maryland. She earned a BS and MA in Biology from ASU, and a Ph.D. from the UC Santa Barbara, where she looked at Marine and estuarine ecology; relationship between behavior and community ecology; and the behavior and ecology of fishes.

    The Dirty Life Project - Featured Speakers: Kristin and Mark Kimball
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.
    Gateway Center

    Join author and farmers Kristin and Mark Kimball for an hour presentation exploring their path to Essex Farm and their organic, full diet CSA. Essex Farm is in the Champlain Valley, along the eastern border of the Adirondacks and along Lake Champlain. The Kimballs will share what they have learned, where the farm is heading, and how they envision Essex Farm and their efforts contributing to positive change in regional food systems, and informing evolving models for the future farms and food production.

    The Dirty Life Project - Farm-to-table reception
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.
    Gateway Center

    Join us between the Kimballls' presentation and our Alumni Panel for a farm-to-table reception catered by Scratch Farmhouse Catering. The reception will feature a wide range of locally sourced and produced foods, and will include comments from owner and Chef Luke Szabo. In addition, Dirty Life Project partner clubs and student organizations will be "Tabling" throughout the reception, and we encourage you visit with them to learn more about being engaged on campus. The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency will also be present to share information about their composting program.

    The Dirty Life Project - Alumni in Agriculture Panel Discussion
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
    Gateway Center

    Join our panel discussion with four ESF graduates currently working in agriculture careers. Each has a unique pathway to their current positions, and each is working in a different facet of farming and the new agricultural movement. The panel will field questions from the audience and engage in a rich discussion of their academic and professional preparation, as well the challenges, opportunities and rewards of their profession.

    Indigenous Science and Academic Science: Can we learn to see with both eyes?
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
    Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall, ESF

    What is your way of knowing? What is your lens? Worldviews shape our ways of understanding, yet it is possible to hold multiple perspectives. In this workshop, we will explore two ways of knowing: Indigenous science and academic science. Through both lenses, we will consider contrasts and overlaps and will work together to understand the story/ies of Lake Onondaga and its history, both as a sacred place to the Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and as the site of environmental devastation. Combining the knowledge and creativity of workshop participants, we will envision possibilities for the future which make biocultural restoration - a restoration which takes into account the entwined ecological and cultural - possible. We will also discuss real-life applications of work in biocultural restoration, with specific examples of jobs and ways to get involved. This workshop is open to the public. Snacks will be provided.

    Managing the Storm: Rainwater Management on Campus
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
    Meeting outside Jahn/Gateway

    Join us for a fun comprehensive campus tour of rainwater management technology around ESF campus. Enjoy the outdoors and learn about storm water runoff, and how to prevent it.

    Spring Campus Day of Service
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
    Bray Rotunda

    Come join us as we celebrate both Earth Week & Spring Campus Day of Service! We will be at various locations in our community from Syracuse Grows gardens, local parks and Oakwood.

    Earthfest
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
    Thornden Park Amphitheater

    Join Syracuse University Sustainability Management, NYPIRG ESF/SU and SU Students of Sustainability for EARTHFEST 2019: a sustainable music & art festival to celebrate Earth Day. We’ll unite over art, music, and the planet in the Thornden Park Amphitheater. EARTHFEST will feature art installations, live music, prominent speakers, local food, and fun activities to promote more conscious and sustainable lifestyles. EARTHFEST is free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 21

Monday, April 22

    Earth Week Clothing Swap
    10:30 am - 2:00 pm.
    ESF Quad (Rain Location: 12 Bray aka

    An event for Earth Week where students can come and swap out their gently used clothing/shoes for others! Donations will be accepted all week. At the end of the week, all leftover clothes will be donated to "We Rise Above the Streets"

    Sustainable Stumpy Potluck
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
    Nifkin Lounge

    Join the Earth Week Committee in celebrating Earth Day 2019 with our first Sustainable Stumpy Potluck! The event will be catered by a few local businesses, as well as your fellow peers & student organizations! Each person gets 3 free tickets for 3 free samples. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 or 1 canned food item. All proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York. Remember, lug your mug & pack your plate!

    Stumpie Monday Mile
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm.
    Meeting in front of Schine on SU campus

    Come celebrate Earth Day and healthy living by joining us for the Monday Mile around Syracuse Campus! Wear tie-dye and hope for good weather as we enjoy music and exploring the Monday Mile pathway.

    Perform a Waste Audit
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
    ESF Quad

    Join Green Campus Initiative in sorting through trash! Learn how to perform a waste audit and understand the habits of throwing away resources. Identify the types and amounts of waste making up the waste stream.

    Bob Marshall Club Cleanup Syracuse Hike
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
    Oakwood Cemetery and Syracuse College Neighborhoods

    Join Bob Marshall Club for a fun evening of staying active, making new friends, and making our world and neighborhoods a better place to live! 2-3 groups will depart from the ESF Quad at 3 pm to hike the neighborhood and Thornden park streets, while an additional group will depart from the quad at 5 pm to hike and clean up Oakwood Cemetery. Attend for as long as you wish. Trash bags will be included, but students are encouraged to bring protective gloves for the cleanup. Come out for an enjoyable afternoon of garbage and good vibes!

    Earth Week Poetry Coffee House
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
    110 Moon Library

    Michael Czarnecki will share poems and stories. Time allotted for attendees to read their own poetry. Coffee and cookies provided. Free With Support by Moon Library, ESF Writing Program and ESF in the High School.

Tuesday, April 23

    Earth Week Tie-Dye
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm.
    ESF Quad (Rain Location: Marshall Foyer)

    Come join us for this ESF tradition! Tie-dye a Earth Week t-shirt or bring something of your own. Earth Week shirts and stickers will be available for sale.

    Oakwood Cemetery Cultural Landscape Tour
    10:00 am - 11:00 am.
    Meeting in front of Moon Library

    This Earth Week, discover the cultural landscape of Oakwood Cemetery designed by Howard Daniels in 1859. Tour led by Professor George W. Curry. Meet at 9:45am in front of Moon Library. Tour will begin at 10am at Oakwood chapel.

    Tea & Terrariums
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
    ESF Quad (Rain Location: Nifkin)

    Come enjoy creating your own terrarium while sipping on a delicious cup of tea with the Plant Propagation Club! Bring your own jar or pick up one from us, then get planting with succulents, moss, and other decor.

    Connective Corridor Tour
    11:00 am - 12:50 pm.
    Meet at the Robin Hood Oak

    Join ESF Alumni on a tour of the Syracuse Connective Corridor. The Connective Corridor is a traffic calming project with emphasis on improving pedestrian and bicycle accommodations and public transportation to create a “Complete Street” and signature urban strip within the heart of Syracuse. In addition, the Corridor integrated green stormwater improvements including the use of permeable pavers, porous pavements, stormwater planters, rain gardens, and infiltration and underground storage. We will begin the tour at the Robin Hood Oak and then walk down to Marshall together.

    Climate Change and Human Health
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm.
    110 Moon Library

    Join the Friends of Moon Library as we welcome ESF graduate and Upstate Medical University Assistant Professor of Medicine Dr. Anna M. Stewart Ibarra to present on and discuss climate change and human health. Dr. Stewart Ibarra is currently a Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine. She is also the Director, Latin America and Caribbean Research Program for the Institute for Global Health & Translational Science at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (2012) and Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and is a leading researcher on climate-sensitive emerging infectious diseases.

    Letter Writing Campaign
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm.
    Gateway Tables

    Get a free Earth Week sticker if you write a letter to your Senators and state Representatives! Let Congress know what you think about the state of our government's stance on the environment, climate change, plastic use, the health of our water systems, or any other issue you feel they should address. If you can't join us, feel free to use theCitizens' Climate Lobby link - it's completely free and paperless! Remember, small changes make a big difference, so make your voice heard!

    Green Roof Clean Up
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
    Gateway Green Roof Clean-Up

    Calling all green thumbs!! Come help get the Gateway Center green roof ready for spring! Dr. Leopold will lead a 30-minute training session (11am-11:30am) to explain proper plant and green roof maintenance. The next hour and a half will be spent trimming, cutting back and removing plant material on the roof. Tools and gloves will be provided!

    Dale Bryk
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
    Gateway Event Center

    This event is open and anyone can attend. Including off campus guests & community members. Dale Bryk helps leverage the wide variety of skills and expertise that NRDC brings to our climate and energy work. She previously served as chief planning officer, where she worked to create and institutionalize a strategic, transparent, and integrated approach to planning and performance metrics. She also served as director of programs, where she oversaw all of NRDC's advocacy work under the various program umbrellas within NRDC, capitalizing on the organization's talents to bring transformative change to improve the environment and people's quality of life.

    Alpha Xi Sigma Quadstock
    6:30 pm - 11:00 pm.
    The Quad (Rain Location Gateway)

    Enjoy live outdoor student performances, free food, and flower crown making at AXS's Woodstock inspired Earth Week Concert!

Wednesday, April 24

    Yoga & Meditation
    9:00 am - 11:00 am.
    Nifkin Lounge

    Come enjoy yoga and meditation to start off your Wednesday morning! Feel free to come and go as you please.

    Earth Week Tie-Dye
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm.
    ESF Quad (Rain location: Marshall Foyer)

    Come join us for this ESF tradition! Tie-dye a Earth Week t-shirt or bring something of your own. Earth Week shirts and stickers will be available for sale.

    Drive Electric Earth Day - Syracuse
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
    SUNY ESF Quad

    Syracuse (and all of Central New York State) takes Part in Drive Electric Earth Day, a free event held in the ESF quad in conjunction with the SUNY ESF Earth Week 2019. The event is from 11 am until 3 pm (EV owners should arrive at 10 am) and is open to the public. Electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts will display their vehicles, answer your questions, and highlight the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars.

    Earth Week Farmers Market
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
    SUNY ESF Quad (rain location Gateway)

    Come join us in our annual Earth Week Farmers Market! We will have vendors from the campus and local community. Be sure to pack a sustainable bag for all of your goodies! See you there!

    Electric Vehicles: What are they? Why would I want one?
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
    110 Moon

    Green Light NY: Driving Together
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.
    Marshall Hall 111

    Join members of the Workers Center of Central NY at a workshop on a key environmental and food justice issue in our region: transportation for the migrant farmworkers who grow our food. How can our communities get involved in supporting this effort alongside our neighbors? The workshop will include political action items and opportunities for on-the-ground involvement in this urgent struggle for justice, which involves questions of urban and rural environment and infrastructure, food justice, state policy, and more.

    ESF Music Society Presents: Earth Week Concert
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
    ESF Quad (Nifkin as a rain location)

    Join Music Society for our Earth Week Concert! Come see ESF’s talented musicians perform songs during our favorite week of the year! ALL ESF STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO PERFORM! Contact us for information about borrowing instruments for the concert! All types of musical performances are welcome! Sign up by 4/21 using our link! As always we will have lots of snacks so lug your mug and pack your plate!

    Movie Night: Six Degrees Could Change the World
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm.
    Illick 5

    Kick back & enjoy plant-based snacks at this Earth Week documentary screening. "Six Degrees Could Change the World" illustrates how climate change is slowly but dramatically altering ecosystems across the globe. Come learn about how small changes truly do make a big difference to our planet. Lug your mug and pack your plate!

Thursday, April 25

    Take our Kids to Work Day

    Nifkin Lounge, Quad, +

    Celebrate more than 25 years of sharing ESF careers with hands-on workshops for 8-11 yr olds with an adult who works or studies here.

    Earth Week Tie-Dye
    9:30 am - 4:00 am.
    ESF Quad (Rain Location: Marshall Foyer)

    Come join us for this ESF tradition! Tie-dye a Earth Week t-shirt or bring something of your own. Earth Week shirts and stickers will be available for sale.

    SCB-CNY Art Symposium
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm.
    Gateway Concourse

    Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is hosting our annual art symposium, exhibiting artwork created by students on campus and auctioning them off to raise funds for a local conservation organization. This years donation will go to the Onondaga Environmental Institute. Come to the Gateway Concourse to check out some amazing artwork and support OEI!

    Recycling Education
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm.
    Gateway Tabling Center

    Learn how to recycle properly in Onondaga County!

    Oakwood Cemetery & Centennial Hall Design Workshop
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm.
    Centennial Hall 1st Floor Lobby

    Help re-envision the relationship between historic Oakwood Cemetery and Centennial Hall - Participate in a landscape design workshop and have your ideas heard! Workshop will explore issues of access, use, and visual relationship with historic Oakwood in new, contemporary ways.

    Environmental Studies Seminar Series 2018-19
    11:00 am - 12:20 pm.
    212 Marshall Hall

    Environmental Studies Seminar Series 2018-19 Engaging Diverse Publics Around Complex Environmental Issues Food Justice Forum Panelists: Angela Ferguson: Onondaga Nation seed steward Brandy Colebrook: Syracuse Refugee Agricultural Program Leader Leader Evan Weissman: Founding Member of Syracuse Grows and Assistant Professor in Food Studies at Syracuse University Moderator Matthew Monaco: Food Bank of CNY Sponsored by the Randolph G. Pack Foundation

    Birds of Prey Demonstrations
    12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
    Nifkin (Alumni) Lounge

    Join Cindy Page of the Page Wildlife Center as they come to campus for a birds of prey exhibition. Come share a room with eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons.

    Adaptive Peaks/WiSE Professions:The Ocean is losing its breath - an overview of the problem, its effects, and solutions
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
    5 Illick Hall

    Denise Breitburg, Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD, is the penultimate speaker in the semester long Adaptive Peaks Lecture Series theme of "Effecting Change at Local to Global Scales". Dr. Breitburg directs SERC’s Marine & Estaurine Ecology Lab and thinks up new ways to investigate the impacts of dead zones and acidification on Chesapeake Bay’s fish and invertebrates. She is a leader of the international Global Ocean Oxygen Network, and spearheaded the major 2018 review of ocean deoxygenation published in Science.In addition to her duties at SERC, Breitburg has served as Participating Faculty, Graduate Program in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences, University of Maryland System. She was previously Curator, Marine/Estuarine Ecology, Ichthyology, at The Academy of Natural Sciences, Estuarine Research Center and Adjunct Professor, and Graduate Faculty member within other departments at the University of Maryland. She earned a BS and MA in Biology from ASU, and a Ph.D. from the UC Santa Barbara, where she looked at Marine and estuarine ecology; relationship between behavior and community ecology; and the behavior and ecology of fishes.

    The Dirty Life Project - Featured Speakers: Kristin and Mark Kimball
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.
    Gateway Center

    Join author and farmers Kristin and Mark Kimball for an hour presentation exploring their path to Essex Farm and their organic, full diet CSA. Essex Farm is in the Champlain Valley, along the eastern border of the Adirondacks and along Lake Champlain. The Kimballs will share what they have learned, where the farm is heading, and how they envision Essex Farm and their efforts contributing to positive change in regional food systems, and informing evolving models for the future farms and food production.

    The Dirty Life Project - Farm-to-table reception
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.
    Gateway Center

    Join us between the Kimballls' presentation and our Alumni Panel for a farm-to-table reception catered by Scratch Farmhouse Catering. The reception will feature a wide range of locally sourced and produced foods, and will include comments from owner and Chef Luke Szabo. In addition, Dirty Life Project partner clubs and student organizations will be "Tabling" throughout the reception, and we encourage you visit with them to learn more about being engaged on campus. The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency will also be present to share information about their composting program.

    The Dirty Life Project - Alumni in Agriculture Panel Discussion
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
    Gateway Center

    Join our panel discussion with four ESF graduates currently working in agriculture careers. Each has a unique pathway to their current positions, and each is working in a different facet of farming and the new agricultural movement. The panel will field questions from the audience and engage in a rich discussion of their academic and professional preparation, as well the challenges, opportunities and rewards of their profession.

Friday, April 26

    Indigenous Science and Academic Science: Can we learn to see with both eyes?
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
    Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall, ESF

    What is your way of knowing? What is your lens? Worldviews shape our ways of understanding, yet it is possible to hold multiple perspectives. In this workshop, we will explore two ways of knowing: Indigenous science and academic science. Through both lenses, we will consider contrasts and overlaps and will work together to understand the story/ies of Lake Onondaga and its history, both as a sacred place to the Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and as the site of environmental devastation. Combining the knowledge and creativity of workshop participants, we will envision possibilities for the future which make biocultural restoration - a restoration which takes into account the entwined ecological and cultural - possible. We will also discuss real-life applications of work in biocultural restoration, with specific examples of jobs and ways to get involved. This workshop is open to the public. Snacks will be provided.

    Managing the Storm: Rainwater Management on Campus
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
    Meeting outside Jahn/Gateway

    Join us for a fun comprehensive campus tour of rainwater management technology around ESF campus. Enjoy the outdoors and learn about storm water runoff, and how to prevent it.

Saturday, April 27

    Spring Campus Day of Service
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
    Bray Rotunda

    Come join us as we celebrate both Earth Week & Spring Campus Day of Service! We will be at various locations in our community from Syracuse Grows gardens, local parks and Oakwood.

Sunday, April 28

    Earthfest
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
    Thornden Park Amphitheater

    Join Syracuse University Sustainability Management, NYPIRG ESF/SU and SU Students of Sustainability for EARTHFEST 2019: a sustainable music & art festival to celebrate Earth Day. We’ll unite over art, music, and the planet in the Thornden Park Amphitheater. EARTHFEST will feature art installations, live music, prominent speakers, local food, and fun activities to promote more conscious and sustainable lifestyles. EARTHFEST is free and open to the public.