March 22, 2010

Earth Day Events at Emory

Emory's Office of Sustainability Initiatives has partnered with Emory Dining, Emory Recycles, Residence Life and various departments on campus to plan wide-ranging environmentally friendly activities and events on Earth Day and beyond.

The University will kick-off the month with a viewing of Judith Helfand's "Blue Vinyl." For details go here.

Emory is also challenging its community to start living a healthier lifestyle on National Walking Day, April 7, with three 30-minute walks in separate locations of campus. For details go here.

Weeklong Earth Day events include:

Trayless Dining & Weigh the Waste at the DUC (April 18 -- 23)
Emory Dining is asking students to go without dining room trays the entire week to minimize post consumer waste from DUC Dining. Total waste diversion rates will be calculated to show how much waste was diverted by going trayless.
Contact: deena.keeler@emory.edu

Trash Your Cans & Convert Desk Side Trash Cans to Recycling Bins (April 18 -- 23)
Emory Law is hosting 'Project Greenway' and converting their desk side trash cans to recycling containers. Emory Law is committed to making all offices zero waste with this conversion.
Contact: deena.keeler@emory.edu.

Trash Audit at Evans & Few with Emory Environmental Alliance (April 18 -- 23)
Emory Environmental Alliance will work with Emory Recycles to determine how much recyclable material is going into the trash at Evans and Few residence halls. Come and support the students as they sort through trash to further support waste minimization efforts at Emory.
Contact: deena.keeler@emory.edu.

Fraternity Row Aluminum Can Drive (April 18 -- 23)
Contact: deena.keeler@emory.edu.

Sorority Village Clothing & White Paper drives (April 18 -- 23)
Contact: deena.keeler@emory.edu.

Monday, April 19
• Paper Shredding Event: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Bring personal documents to the Emory Recycling Center for shredding. Please bring Emory I.D.; for employees only.
Contact: deena.keeler@emory.edu.

• E-Waste Recycling Event: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Boxes are available for drop-off inside the lobby of Building A on the Briarcliff Campus from April 19 through 23. Bring old cell phones, cameras, PC components and other outdated electronic equipment. TVs and appliances are not accepted.
Contact: deena.keeler@emory.edu.

• Film Screening: 9 p.m.
View “No Impact Man” at Asbury Circle; snacks will be included.
Contact: Judith.pannell@emory.edu.

Tuesday, April 20
• CDC Paper Shredding Event: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) employees can bring personal documents to the Emory Recycling Center for shredding.
Contact: deena.keeler@emory.edu.

• Fiber Audit: 2 – 4 p.m.
Sort white paper from mixed paper at the Emory Recycling Center. Meet outside Cox Hall and walk to the Recycling Center where refreshments will be provided as white paper is sorted from Emory’s recycling stream; white paper is Emory’s most valuable material.
Contact: deena.keeler@emory.edu.

• Student Recycling Event & Tour: 2 – 4 p.m.
Students will march from the weekly Farmers Market (Asbury Circle) to the Emory Recycling Center for a hands-on experience and tour; snacks will be provided.
Contact: deena.keeler@emory.edu.

• Earth Week Market Party: 12 – 5 p.m.
The Earth Week Market Party celebrates the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and features Chef Holly Herrick, author of “The Southern Farmers Market Cookbook.” Chef Herrick will sign copies of her cookbook from 2 – 4 p.m.
Contact: julie.shaffer@emory.edu.

• Five-course Sustainable Dinner: 6 – 9 p.m.
The dinner will be prepared for 10 student drawing winners and their guests chosen from Trayless Tuedays participants; dinner will be served in Few Hall’s demonstration kitchen.
Contact: julie.shaffer@emory.edu.

• Top (Sustainable) Chef Challenge: 5 – 7 p.m.
Students will pick up a sustainable ingredient from the Dobbs swipe station to include in their dish preparation.
Contact: julie.shaffer@emory.edu.

Wonderful Wednesday, April 21
• Don’t Dump It, Donate It: 11:30 a.m.
Emory Recycles hosts “Don’t Dump It, Donate It” by providing donation bags to all students at Wonderful Wednesday to get an early start on move out. Items accepted include clothes, shoes and accessories. Donation bags should be brought to the Earth Day event on McDonough Field on April 22 between 3 and 8 p.m. to redeem a prize for donating.
Contact: deena.keeler@emory.edu.

• Top Sustainable Chef Challenge Round One:
The student cooking competition will be judged at Wonderful Wednesday using a seasonal sustainable ingredient provided by Emory Dining.
Contact: julie.shaffer@emory.edu.

• Top Sustainable Chef Challenge Round Two: 6 p.m.
Two student winners from the Wonderful Wednesday competition will compete that evening at Dobbs partnered with an Emory Dining chef. This event is for dinner patrons at Dining at Dobbs.
Contact: julie.shaffer@emory.edu.

Thursday, April 22

• Greeks Go Green Fiber Audit: 4 – 6 p.m.
Emory’s Greek organizations will sort white paper from mixed paper at the Emory Recycling Center.
Contact: deena.keeler@emory.edu.

Oxford College Solar Panel Project Unveiling with Dean Stephen Bowen, Emory representatives, and officials from the Cities of Oxford and Covington, and Newton County.
Oxford Educational Garden near Lil's Dining Hall.
Contact: Cathy Wooten, cathy.wooten@emory.edu

• Sustainable Earth Day Dinner: 4:30 – 8 p.m.
Contact: julie.shaffer@emory.edu.

• McDonough Field Party: 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Join the Emory community for a presentation by Tree Campus USA, student performances and many giveaways.
Contact: Judith.pannell@emory.edu.

Friday, April 23
Café Campesino Fair Trade Coffee Tasting: 2 – 4 p.m.
Sample fair trade coffee in Emory’s Coca-Cola Commons.
Contact: julie.shaffer@emory.edu.

• Recycled Luau: 10 p.m.
Meet at the pool on the Clairmont campus.
Contact: btpage@emory.edu

Tuesday, April 27
• Farmers Market Special Event: 12 -- 5 p.m.
Miles Berry Farm blueberries and strawberries will be featured at the Farmers Market on the Cox Hall bridge all day. At the market, Emory Dining's famous strawberries will be sold.

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