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Earth Week at ESF, 2009

Earth Week 2009 was a terrific success! Teaching, learning, service and celebration came together in what has become an ESF tradition.

2009 Schedule of Events (all events concluded)

April 19
April 20
April 21
April 22

Earth Day

April 23
April 24
April 25

    Heiberg Forest Hike
    Meet at 9:15AM at Stadium Place behind Lawrinson Hall. Bring a bagged lunch. Estimated return time: 5:00PM. It will be a great time! Heiberg Forest 9:15 am.

    NYPIRG Earth Fest
    Speakers and musicians at Thornden Park with food hosted by NYPIRG. Thornden Park 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

    Campus Sustainability Plan Presentation
    Mike Kelleher, Director of Renewable Resources, presents on changes coming to the campus. Nifkin Lounge 2:30 pm.

    Stream Cleanup General Interest Meeting
    If you are interested in being part of the cleanup, please join us for an informational meeting and presentation. We will have more information on stream locations, transportation, meeting times for the event and a brief presentation about the water quality surveys. If you need transportation, it is essential that you come to the meeting (or send someone with your contact information if you have a class conflict - don't cut class!). Marshall Auditorium (ESF Main Campus- Marshall Hall) 5:00 pm.

    Film: Global Warming: The Signs and the Science
    Narrated by Alanis Morisette. Viewing and discussion moderated by Dr. Richard Smardon. Also, hear about Prof. Ollie Clubb's new book, Global Warming Solutions. Available for free download HERE. Moon Library, Room 110 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

    Morning Munch
    Take a break and eat some delicious breakfast foods! Nifkin Lounge 8:00 am.

    Focus the Nation
    SU and ESF faculty lead discussions on technological, scientific, economic, social, and ethical approaches to addressing the climate crisis. Multiple events -- visit Focus the Nation website for more information. Syracuse Campus- Life Sciences Building 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

    Sustainability Showcase
    Students in design fields, engineering, and sustainable enterprise present their innovative sustainable designs and life cycle research. 105 Life Sciences, SU 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

    Lunchtime Learning: True Cost of Food
    ESF grad students lead discussion of ways our daily food choices affect the climate. Lunch provided. Space is limited - registration required. 011 Life Sciences, SU 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

    Games on the Quad!
    Come hang out and relax by playing some games on the quad. Hula Hoop Contest at 11am with special guest contestant Dean Sedgwick! Think you have skills? Come take on the Dean! Quad 10:00 am.

    Sheraton Hotel Earth Day
    Community Organizations Sustainability Event/Carbon Footprint Measurements/ Free Food! Sheraton Hotel Front Circle 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

    Moss Scavenger Hunt
    Looking for something awesome to do on Earth Day? Why not try something "mossome": explore Oakwood Cemetery and complete a moss scavenger hunt! Winners get a free tee-shirt! Ecology of Mosses table on the quad 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

    A Conservation Plan for Three Falls Woods, Manlius, New York
    Students enrolled in Senior Synthesis in Conservation Biology will present the results of their semester-long project that focused on the conservation of a 175-acre forest in Manlius. This forest, known locally as Three Falls Woods due to the presence of three seasonally-flowing waterfalls, is currently threatened by development. Working in support of a local grassroots organization, the class compiled comprehensive information about the site and developed recommendations for protecting and managing the area in the future. Refreshments provided. 110 Moon LIbrary 1:30 pm.

    Student Activities Fair DATE CHANGED TO 4/24
    Come check out ESF's great clubs and see what they've been up to all year! Quad (Nifkin if weather is bad) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm.

    Clothing Swap
    Bring your old rags and switch them up for some new ones! A Clothing Swap will be happening at the Green Campus Initiative table during the Activities Fair. Come on out with old clothes you don't want anymore, and swap for something new. Green Campus Initiative will also be selling their recycled notebooks and seed paper bookmarks! Anything that isn't "swapped" or you don't want will be donated to Reverb on Sunday April 26th in the EcoVillage. Activities Fair 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm.

    Soccer Tournament
    Kick back and play Soccer on the Quad! Quad 4:00 pm.

    Interfaith Pray-In for the Planet
    Join in silent vigil, meditation, or prayer in a setting of contemplative music, silence, and interfaith readings. Reflect on your relationship with the earth, faith and stewardship of the environment Hendricks Chapel Syracuse University 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

    "Stewards of Onondaga Lake: Supporting the Restoration Goals of the Onondaga Nation"
    A speaker panel regarding the Onondaga Nation. A great event to check out! Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin) 7:30 pm.

    Earth Week Bake Sale
    Support a school club and enjoy earth-friendly treats, Vegan, gluten-free, and healthy snacks! Marshall Hall 9:00 am - 2:00 am.

    Green Campus Initiative Waste Audit CANCELLED
    ESF Quad 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

    FEG 489 Oral presentations
    Students present projects, everyone welcome. Nifkin Lounge 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Spiral Pagan Club Earth Healing Ritual
    Quad 1:00 pm.

    Frisbee Tournament
    Disk pleasure. Quad 2:00 pm.

    The Bridge: Campus to Community Connection
    The meeting was inspired by talks among members campus organizations and students wanting more engagement with the community. Our intent is to create stronger links for faculty between outreach and teaching/research, streamline and focus our efforts to the benefit of the community, and give students service learning opportunities backed by faculty participation. Participants will learn what community groups are doing, what they would like to do, and how the university might support their efforts. Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm.

    Coffee House
    Open stage performances and refreshments. Nifkin Lounge 7:00 pm.

    Frazer Elementary community service
    Information coming soon. Frazier Elementary School 11:00 am.

    BBQ on the Quad
    Enjoy good food on what promises to be the nicest weather day of the week -- and don't forget to return at 5pm for Earth Party Eve! On the Quad (Nifkin if bad weather) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

    Cultural Crafts Fair
    Buy international crafts and more. MSAB & MA sell vendor tables to support the Carmen McCoy Harrison Scholarship Fund. Students, faculty and staff may host a booth at a reduced rate. Free lunch included with table purchase. ESF Quad or Nifkin Lounge (rain) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Ice Cream Social & Dunk Tank!
    Mmm, good. Dunk your Friends and have a bowl of chilly joy! Quad 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Student Activities Fair
    Come check out ESF's great clubs and see what they've been up to all year! The Quad 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Earth Party Eve: Live Music, Vegan/organic Cook-off & Movie on the Quad!
    Dance to Earth Jam, bring organic and/or vegan food creations to be judged and eaten, have some pizza and veggies, and see "Into the Wild" on the big screen. Earth Jam features amazing lead guitarist Mike Vincitore from Dark Hollow, EFB prof Tom Horton on rhythm guitar, ESF webmaster Paul Otteson on keys, and ESF student Job Lowry on drums. The Beach Bark Stumps open the show! TIME CHANGE: 4:30pm instead of 6. Quad (Nifkin if the weather is bad) 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm.

    Stream surveys and clean-ups at various sites. Participants will survey the chemistry, macroinvertebrates, botany and physical stream measurements for Butternut Creek, Meadowbrook Creek and Chittenango Creek. The public is invited to join us and will be actively engaged in the science activities included in the event. Meadow Brook and Butternut Creek Sites. Butternut behind Manlius Pebble Hil School. 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.

    Baltimore Woods Cleanup
    Email Elizabeth Mix (emix@esf.edu) to sign up. Baltimore Woods 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.