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Earth Week at ESF, 2011

Take a look at the 2011 Earth Week events below, and check back in late winter to learn about our 2012 celebration.

2011 Schedule of Events

Saturday & Sunday
April 16-17
April 18
April 19
April 20
April 21
Earth day

    Sustainable Skill Share
    SATURDAY, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    Sustainable Skill Share Mission: To engage the Syracuse community in sustainable living practices through multiple workshops taught by local experts. This free event will feature up to 15 different skill building workshops that are focused around sustainability. Instructors will teach affordable, eco-friendly skills that families can use at home to better their own lives and the environment. There will be plenty of hands on skills to learn. Examples of events include gardening, bike fixing, making/using rain barrels, and cooking with local foods. Skill shares will be held for 45 minutes to 1 hour, with 15 minutes in between each. A list of all workshops will be posted before the event, and people may choose which shares they would like to attend. When not attending a skill share at the event people can take special tours of the Syracuse Center of Excellence building or visit with multiple tables that will highlight local environmental organizations. This event is designed for every one of all ages. It will feature local donations of food, a kid's corner with crafts, and entertainment. Special tours of the Syracuse Center of Excellence will be given throughout the day. Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 E. Washington Street

    2nd Annual Earth Week Hike for Honduras at Clark's Reservation
    SUNDAY, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    You are invited to join the 2nd Annual Earth Week Hike for Honduras at Clark's Reservation State Park, 6105 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. The hike is a fundraiser for a community water supply project in Buena Vista, a rural mountain village in Honduras. Suggested donation is $10, however additional donations will gladly be accepted the day of the hike. Top donors will receive a prize and additional raffle tickets, which will be sold at the hike. Raffle prizes include gift certificates to various Syracuse-area shops and eateries, including Mello Velo Bicycle Shop, Sweet-on-Chocolate, etc. Participants are encouraged to seek sponsorship from their family or friends, where sponsors offer to pledge a given amount of money for the hiker's participation. Sponsorship cards and accounting sheets can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/iiC2SU. Payment and mailing info for donations is included on the pledge cards. If you want to participate, please email Emily Wilmott (efwilmot@syr.edu) stating your interest and your plans on attending. Family-friendly hike -- bring the kids! We'll be playing games and will have lots of free food! Clark's Reservation Park

    Paper crane workshop for Japan Relief
    2:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

    We will be hosting a paper crane making workshop to help Raise $200,000 to Rebuild Japan on Monday 4/11 from 2:30-4:00PM. The Baobab Society will mail your paper cranes to Students Rebuild and the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $2 per crane. The goal is 100,000 cranes and $200,000 toward Architecture for Humanity's support of Japanese rebuilding efforts. For more info check StudentsRebuild.org. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Bring your own mug! AND BRING RECYCLED PAPER! There will also be a collection of paper cranes in Bray Space after the event until Monday the 18th at 6:00pm. Nifkin Lounge

    Hula Hoops, hats, & organic care products at Earth Week

    - Hula hoops(Michelle) Variety of colors, sizes and styles. Weighted workout hoops, trick style hoops, childrens sizes too! Prices range from 10-30 and customize options available! One extra special fabric decorated hula hoop will be raffled off with proceeds going to the humane society. LED hula hoops may not glow well in those daytime hours but be sure to inquire about them if interested! -Knit Hats & Hemp jewlery (Dara)- Beautiful knit hats made with love in a variety of patterns and colors. Heady hemp jewlery as well. Great prices!! --Organic products (Linsey)- Homemade soaps and witch butter...you'll never want to go back to regular lotion. This stuff is made with various esentially oils that absorb deep into your skin leaving it amazingly smooth & is scented with variety of natural fragrance oils ESF Quad

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

    Join 'Chelle from the CNY Yoga Center for a beginner's yoga class on the quad! Blocks and mats are not necessary. Rain Location - 110 Marshall. ESF Quad

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

    Come tie dye your favorite articles of clothing, bags, pillow cases and sheets with us on the quad during Earthweek for free! If you don't have anything to tie-dye, no worries, Earthweek merchandise (tee-shirts, etc.) will be available for purchase! Don't forget to bring a plastic bag with you to put your stuff in right after you tie dye. This is an ESF tradition, so make sure you join in the fun! ESF Quad

    Activities Fair
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm.

    Clubs will show off what they have been doing throughout the year and try to recruit new members for next year. ESF Quad

    BBQ on the Quad
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm.

    There will be regular burgers and veggie burgers, hot dogs; whole wheat, regular, and gluten free buns; lettuce, tomatoes, condiments, drinks, and chips. Bring your own utensils and plates to make it a sustainable event! There will also be a bounce house and bouncy boxing. The Quad

    Morsoul Environmental Band
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

    Morsoul is a band that educates about sustainability and biofuels. Nifkin

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

    Come get a bagel and coffee to start off your day. There will also be cookies, pastries, fruit to eat. If you want coffee, tea, hot chocolate or juice REMEMBER to bring your MUGS!!! Nifkin Lounge

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

    Join Lorie from the CNY Yoga Center for a beginner's yoga class on the quad! Blocks and mats are not required. Rain location - 110 Marshall. ESF Quad

    Open Forum on Sustainability at ESF
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Join us for a discussion of ongoing sustainability efforts at ESF and let us know what ESF can do to improve current efforts. Marshall Auditorium

    Climate Refugees Documentary
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

    Climate Refugees brings awareness to the "human face" of climate change. Director Michael Nash travels the globe investigating climate induced disasters and migration. The movie is a call for environmental, social, and personal change as well as hope. "A must see film that puts the human soul in the science of climate change," (Sherri Quinn, NPR). Join us for a free Earthweek showing at SUNY ESF, Marshall Auditorium, April 19th at 6pm. Informal discussion and snacks to follow! First 50 people receive a free official Earthweek t-shirt. Marshall Auditorium

    Climate Refugees Discussion
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

    Come discuss the "Climate Refugees Documentary" afterwards and enjoy some good food. Bring Your Own Mug! 110 Moon Conference Room

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

    Join 'Chelle from the CNY Yoga Center for a beginner's yoga class on the quad! Blocks and mats are not required. Rain Location - 110 Moon. ESF Quad

    Cultural Crafts Fair
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

    Local vendors, students and SUNY-ESF staff/faculty come together to sell their goods and crafts on campus. Part of our Earth Week celebration. ESF Quad (rain location is Moon 110)

    Mello Vello
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

    Mello Vello is a bike company. They will fix any damages on your bike for free. outside of Illick by Bray

    Refashioning Clothing/ Recycled Arts and Crafts Workshop
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

    Making amazing crafts. Nifkin

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

    Come Enjoy Ice Cream on the quad. Rain location will be in Nifkin Lounge. Remember to bring your ESF mug for ice cream!!! ESF Quad RAIN LOCATION: Nifkin Lounge

    Tour of the park
    12:15 pm - 1:30 pm.

    The park is located on East Genesee, South State & Fayette Streets, basically right across from the former Renaissance Hotel and Strong Hearts Cafe. It's super close. There will be tours of the park, the guide will walk through the park tell visitors of the history behind the park and the monuments, and talking about how to identify the trees in the park. the guides are students from ESF in Beth Folta's EFB 417 Interpretive Design class, this event is part of an on going assignment in the class. Firefighters memorial park

    Woodsmen Demonstration
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Come see ESF's Woodsmen Team in action! They will be doing a wood chopping demonstration on the Quad following the Ice Cream Social.

    Onondaga Lake Presentation
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    The Onondaga Lake Community Education Project is a collaborative effort between the Onondaga Nation, the Onondaga Environmental Institute, and Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation to provide historical and ecological education, facilitate the exchange of community knowledge and experience, and foster public participation in the restoration of Onondaga Lake and its watershed. We'll provide an introduction to the historical ecology of the lake environment, major sources of damage to the watershed, some of the current remediation and restoration efforts, and the Onondaga Nation's vision for the future of the lake. Join us and add your voice to the community conversation! Moon Conference Center

    ERE Earth Week Games night
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

    Come enjoy free food and fun with the ERE club. Play games like Twister and scrabble and relax for a bit! 408 Baker

    Earth Week Student Showcase
    7:30 pm - 11:00 pm.

    There will be delicious food, alcohol, and a band. Come to see students projects and mingle. Nifkin

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

    Join Lorie from the CNY Yoga Center for a beginner's yoga class on the quad! Blocks and mats are not required. Rain Location - Bray Rotunda. ESF Quad

    Cotton Candy
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

    Come enjoy delicious cotton candy on the Quad to enjoy the outdoors and appreciate Earth Week! Rain Location - Bray Rotunda. ESF Quad

    TroutBums Demonstration
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Demonstrating how to cast a line. Students are welcome to participate. The Quad

    Comedy Show with Myq Kaplan
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

    Last Comic Standing's Myq Kaplan, will be performing on-stage in Marshall Auditorium for Earth Week. Kaplan has appeared in the Tonight Show and has had his very own Comedy Central Presents special. Be sure to get there ahead of time, because Kaplan is sure to pack the house. P.S. his jokes are vegan-friendly. Marshall Auditorium

    Earthweek "Quadstock" Coffee Haus
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

    We're bringing Coffee Haus outside and we're making it HUGE for Earthweek!!! Come hang out with us and watch your friends and peers perform on the Quad. Enjoy amazing free food and coffee. This is a little to no waste event, so bring your mugs, plates, utensils etc.! Bring your blankets too! This Coffee Haus is going to be a charity event to help raise money for Bike Syracuse, so a suggested donation of $2 is greatly appreciated. Interested in performing? Contact Colleen Gallagher (cbgallag@syr.edu) OR Kristin Doherty (kmdohert@syr.edu). We ask that all interested performers send a short clip of yourself, or your group along with your interest to play. There will be two opportunities for all selected performers to win a raffle, one based on a random drawing and one based on the audience's favorite! The ESF Quad (Rain Location: Nifkin Lounge)

    Jeremy Jackson - "The Future of Oceans Past"
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

    The 2011 Holmes Lecture In Celebration of Earth Week presents: Jeremy Jackson, Scripps institution of Oceanography. We are proud to announce that SUNY-ESF is co-sponsoring Syracuse University's 2011 Holmes Lecture in celebration of Earth Week. This year's speaker, Dr. Jeremy Jackson, is one of the most prominent marine ecologists in the world. Dr. Jackson is the William E. and Mary B. Ritter Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a Senior Scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Republic of Panama. Dr. Jackson is more than just an academic researcher, and he has a message to get out about the world's oceans declines in coral reefs, decreasing numbers of large marine fish, and losses of coastal and marine ecosystems, and he actively searches for innovative ways to reach the public to inspire action. All are welcome to join us for what will be a most interesting and informative evening. An event flyer is attached. Heroy Auditorium (SU Geology Building)

    Easter Break (no classes)

    Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    How will you spend your class-free Earth Day? Why not play frisbee!? Come unwind, enjoy free food, and spend some time outside on our beautiful quad during Earth Day. The winning team will receive $100 to Alto Cinco. Form a team of 7 and email orgaglia@syr.edu to sign up!!! Sign up is FREE! The Quad

    FOCUS Speaker
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Learn about sustainability. Marshall Auditorium