April is Earth Month and we are kicking off the festivities with...

The Earth Day Festival
The Earth Day Festival will be held on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 from 11:30am to 2:00pm at Asbury Circle. Stop by and enjoy a variety of sustainable food samples, music, a scavenger hunt and educational information from organizations in and around Emory University and Atlanta!

Earth Month Festival 2016

Attending Atlanta organizations include:
- Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
- Ecolab
- Environment Georgia
- Enterprise Holdings Inc.
- Farm Burger
- Fresh Harvest
- Georgia Interfaith Power & Light (GIPL)
- Georgia River Network
- Living Green: Sustainability in the 21st Century Theme Community
- Mac Papers
- MedShare
- Milner, Inc.
- Mohawk Group
- Park Pride
- re:loom
- Social Concerns Network
- South Fork Conservancy
- Stericycle, Inc.
- Stryker Sustainability Solutions
- Sustainable Water
- The Homestead Atlanta
- The Nature Conservancy
- Trees Atlanta
- TreeZero Paper Company
- Urban Health Initiative
- Wholesome Wave Georgia

Attending Emory University organizations include:
- Bike Emory
- CCTMA/Emory Transportation
- Campus Kitchens/Nourish International
- Career Center
- Emory Climate Organization
- Emory Dining
- Emory Employee Cycling Network
- Emory Recycles
- Emory Spokes Council
- Environmental Health Department
- Food Advisory Committee at Emory
- Graduate Sustainability Group
- Greeks Go Green
- Healthy Emory
- Living Green: Sustainability in the 21st Century
- Office of Health Promotion
- Office of Sustainability Initiatives
- Rollins Environmental Health Action Coalition (REHAC)
- Roots & Shoots
- Slow Food
- Social Concerns Network
- Sustainability Minor
- Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority
- Undergrad Bike Ambassadors
- Undergraduate Sustainability Group
- Urban Health Initiative

Earth Month Activities Calendar
Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives annual community Earth Month calendar compiles a broad range of events that celebrate people and diversity, and raise awareness on environmental and social issues. Departments, schools and groups can e-mail Melanie Aleman to add their activities on this year’s calendar. Download the calendar here.

Emory Farmers Market
OSI and Emory Dining
Every Tuesday from 11am to 3pm
Cox Hall Bridge
The market serves as a gathering place for the Emory community and offers an opportunity to connect Emory students, faculty, and staff with local Georgia farmers and makers. All are welcome to learn more about sustainable production systems and healthy eating.

Emory WaterHub Tours
Every Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm and Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
WaterHub Facility
Learn about Emory’s award-winning WaterHub in trained,weekly, student-led tours. The facility is the first of its kind in the nation and uses biomimicry, engineered processes which emulate those utilized in nature, to clean the water. Individuals, classes, departments, committees and groups are welcome every Tuesday and Wednesday this Spring. Please sign up to reserve your spot!

Tibet Week 2016
Emory-Tibet Partnership
Monday, 3/21 through Friday, 3/25/2016
Carlos Museum Reception Hall
In partnership with the Carlos Museum, the Emory-Tibet partnerships celebrates Tibet Week with an array of talks, demonstrations and a special exhibit. See all events here.

Conversation on Vulnerability and the Global Climate Change Regime
Vulnerability and Human Condition Initiative, OSI & Climate@Emory
Tuesday, 3/22/2016 from 12:30pm
Emory Law School, Room 5D
Join Dr. Atieno Samandari in a discussion on the current market-based approaches to climate change response, explore whether those approaches can lead to a reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Waste Audit
Wednesday, 3/23/2016 at 12pm
Rollins Courtyard
Figure out how well trash is sorted at the Rollins School of Public Health. Food will be provided to volunteers!

World Water Day Event: “Flint Water – What Happens When Regulations Fail?”
Center for Global Safe WASH
Wednesday, 3/23/2016 from 4pm to 6pm
Claudia Nance Rollins 1000
Join CGSW for #WorldWaterDay atnd this interactive, multidisciplinary discussion with local experts examining the environmental, human rights and regulatory significance of Flint water contamination and other other water crises in America.

What’s the Deal With the Climate Deal?
Atlanta Science Festival, The Carter Center and Emory Climate Organization
Wednesday, 3/23/2016 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Carter Center Cyprus Room
This fun and informative session about climate change will cover all aspects of international climate negotiations, from the climate science to China's emission reduction strategies, moderated by Dr. Eri Saikawa. Register here

Farmworkers Justice Week
Farmworkers Justice Coalition
Thursday, 3/24 to Thursday, 3/31/2016
Various Locations
Join the National Farmworker Awareness week! Various student groups have organized events meant to educate and raise awareness of the realities and hardships of farmworker life. Events will be hosted daily, across campus. See all details here.

Tibet Week: Sand Mandalas at the Carlos Museum
Emory-Tibet Partnership
Thursday, 3/24/2016 from 1pm to 4pm
Michael C. Carlos Museum
View some of the magnificent Green Tara mandalas constructed by monks from the Mystical Arts of Tibet. After speaking with the monks about the imagery on the mandala, use Tibetan chak-purs and brightly colored sand to create your own mandala sand painting. Come create with the Carlos anytime between 1-4! This event is free and open to all students.

A Conversation with Nora Pouillon
OSI, Turner Law Clinic & Slow Food Emory
Thursday, 3/24/2016 from 3:30pm to 5pm
Emory Center for Ethics, Room 252
Meet pioneering organic chef, Nora Pouillon, who opened the first certified organic restaurant in the U.S—Restaurant Nora—and helped shape the way we eat in America. Her memoir and cookbook will be available for purchase and signing. Georgia Organics is a special guest.

Women’s History Month Keynote: “Birthing Justice: Policing, Reproduction, & the Making of Freedom”
Emory Center for Women
Thursday, 3/24/2016 at 6pm
Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Featuring Johnetta Elzie of We The Protesters and Monica Raye Simpson of SisterSong, this conversation will interrogate the intersections of the movements against police brutality and reproductive justice. Moderated by Whitney Peoples.

Border Issues and Separation of Families: A Panel Discussion & Dinner
Farmworkers Justice Coalition
Thursday, 3/24/2016 at 7pm
Cox Ballroom
Learn about the immigration process with Dr. Marie Marquardt, a current Candler Scholar in Residence, author of "Dream Things True,” and cofounder of El Refugio. This talk also features Emily Martin, current Senior Outreach Paralegal for the Immigrant Justice Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center. RSVP here.

Discovery Dialogues: Human Evolution
Atlanta Science Festival
Thursday, 3/24/2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Chemistry Building, Atwood addition, Room 360
The past year has seen remarkable discoveries in human evolution, from the unearthing of stone tools 700,000 years older than expected, to the discovery of Homo naledi deep in a South African cave, to the ending of a jaw bone arguably belonging to the Homo genus – 2.8 million years old! Join in discussion with scientists from Emory’s Anthropology Department about why these discoveries matter and examine an incredible cast collection of fossilized skulls of our human ancestors.

A Conversation and Timeline on Intersectionality
Farmworkers Justice Coalition
Friday, 3/25/2016 at 12pm
DUC, Centro Latino
An interactive activity outlining the Native American, African-American, and Latin-American histories of exploitation and immigration.

Physics Live!
Atlanta Science Festival
Friday, 3/25/2016 from 3:30pm to 7pm
Math and Science Building
Join the faculty and students at Emory University’s Department of Physics for an afternoon and evening of science exploration! Loads of exciting demonstrations (K-12 encouraged), pPlanetarium shows (limited seating), and lLaboratory tours (research in action!).

Integrating Art Conservation Science Into Your Classroom Teaching
Atlanta Science Festival
Friday, 3/25/2016 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Educators are invited to experience the Carlos Museum's new STEAM tour and explore an interactive "science fair" of classroom-ready activities based on art conservation practices and paired with Georgia Performance Standards. Docents will lead gallery tours, highlighting how science impacts long-term care, conservation treatment, and research on collections. Conservators and chemistry students will demonstrate lab activities on a variety of topics including solubility, pH, corrosion, light microscopy, cellular structure, etc.

Climate Week
Emory Climate Organization
Monday, 3/28/2016 to Friday, 4/1/2016
Various Locations
Climate change is happening, but hope still exists. Join the Emory Climate Organization (ECO) for the various climate week events from Monday, March 28 to Friday, April 1. See all events here.

Pictures of a Demonstration: The Congress of Racial Equality and its Desegregation Activism in New Orleans, 1960 to 1964
The James Weldon Johnson Institute
Monday, 3/28/2016 at 12pm
Woodruff Library Jones Room
The Race and Difference Colloquium Series features local and national speakers presenting academic research on contemporary questions of race and intersecting dimensions of difference. RSVP here.

Keynote Speaker: Coalition of Immokalee Workers on Farmworker Life
Farmworkers Justice Coalition
Monday, 3/28/2016 at 4pm
Rita Ann Rollins Building, Room 252
This event will provide a glimpse into what farmworkers face and why we must continue to fight for dignity, safe working conditions, as well as fair and humane treatment. Hor dD’oeuvres provided.

Climate Change Art Exhibition
Emory Climate Organization
Monday, 3/28/2016 from 6pm to 9pm
Brooks Commons & DUC Gallery through 4/1
This event showcases climate related photos. Guests will be engaged in discussion on the role of art in expression and social justice.

Earth Month Festival
OSI and Campus Life
Tuesday, 3/29/2016 from 11:30am-2pm
Asbury Circle and Cox Bridge
Kick off the Earth Month festivities with sustainable food, games, activities, including a sustainability scavenger hunt starting at 12:30pm. Local environmental organizations and on-campus groups will be present.

Picnic and Food Chains Screening
Farmworkers Justice Coalition
Tuesday, 3/29/2016 at 6:30pm
Emory School of Medicine Field
Come to this outdoor screening of Food Chains and see a group of Florida farmworkers who battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry.

Wonderful Wednesday: Flavors of India
The Halle Institute
Wednesday, 3/30/2016 from 12pm to 2pm
Asbury Circle
A journey through the diverse tastes and flavors of India’s rich culinary culture.

Change the System: Not the Climate - Environmental Justice Panel
Emory Climate Organization
Wednesday, 3/30/2016 from 7pm to 8pm
Chemistry Building, Atwood, Room 260
Learn about the connections of racial, class-based, gender and environmental inequality. Spelman, Agnes Scott and Emory panelists and group workshops will be part of this session.

Education and Farmworker Justice: A Panel Discussion
Farmworkers Justice Coalition
Wednesday, 3/30/2016 at 7pm
Harland Cinema
This event features Giovanni Serrano, a student at Freedom University and the son of a farmworker, who will talk about his personal experience with issues of justice. Also featuring, and Mitali Thakore, whose work focuses on Public Health and HIV Education in the fields. Hors d’oeuvres provided.

Reading with Hiccups: Goethe’s Faust, Climate Change, and YOU
Department of German Studies
Thursday, 3/31/2016 at 4pm
Modern Languages, Room 201
Through the Goethe’s Faust may at oncesimultaneously be the most universal and and personal work of literature ever written and may also offer ways to orient ourselves to evolutionary history, global warming and sea level rise. Join us to find out how. No prior knowledge of Faust is required.

Solidarity Demonstration and Rebel Diaz in Concert
Farmworkers Justice Coalition
Thursday, 3/31/2016 at 11am and 7pm
Emory University Entrance at Dowman Drive and Canon Chapel
Wear red to show solidarity and support for farmworkers on the sidewalk in front of Emory’s main entrance during the lunch hour. At 7pm Rebel Diaz will perform at Canon Chapel, closing the Farmworker Justice Week.

Beyond Angels and Handmaidens: The Impact of Gender on Nursing Work – Past, Present and Future
Emory School of Nursing
Thursday, 3/31/2016 at 12pm
Emory School of Nursing
This seminar explores issues from nursing’s history to considering the lingering impact of gender on the profession.

Comfort Women Debate: Views from Korea, Japan, and China
The Halle Institute and REALC
Thursday, 3/31/2016 – 5:30pm to 7pm
White Hall 205
While the plight of the so-called “comfort women” has long been seen as a Korean issue, it is simultaneously a broader matter concerning historical justice, human rights, and peace in East Asia. Three experts share information on how the "comfort women’s" long struggle for justice has been received by the public in Korea, China, and Japan. Speakers include Kim Reiman, GSU; Hanchao Lu, Georgia Institute of Technology; Wonchul Shin, Emory University.

Years of Living Dangerously Screening with CDC Associate Director of Climate Change, George Luber
Emory Climate Organization
Thursday, 3/31/2016 - 6pm to 8pm
Harland Cinema
Join ECO and Emory Professor and CDC Associate Director for Climate Change, George Luber, for a film and discussion on climate change and global health.

Water and Energy Awareness Month
Friday, 4/1 through Saturday, 4/30/2016
Various Locations
Throughout April, OSI will share interesting water and energy related facts, activities and events to engage the Emory community in discussions about the importance of water and energy saving.

India and the World of the 21st Century: A Talk by Consul General Mr. Nagesh Singh
The Halle Institute
Friday, 4/1/2016 - 4pm to 5:30pm
Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall
As political and social strife, extremism, and terrorism show their ugly faces in various parts of the world, it is vital for us to understand the reasons for India’s relative success, despite its diversity and complexity in terms of its myriad languages, ethnicities, castes, religions, and socio-economic disparities. Register here.

International Festival and World Cup Tournament
Office of International Student Life, Play Emory and Late Night Emory
Friday, 4/1/2016 from 6pm to 9pm
McDonough Field
The event will be physically centered around the soccer matches in the center of McDonough Field, but around the games there will be international food, music, dancing, different tables representing the countries featured in the world cup, countries represented by students at Emory, and international and cultural student organizations.

Climate SALON, with TEDxEmory
Emory Climate Organization
Friday, 4/1/2016 - 8pm to 12am
AEPi House
ATO and TEDxEmory host Salon, focused on our changing climate and its effects.

Emory University Respect Program
Saturday, 4/2/2016 at 9am
Emory Conference Center
RespectCon is an annual conference examining sexual violence through a social justice lens. It's open all - educators, professionals, students and community members. Sexual violence affects everyone, so the goal is to connect with everyone through speakers, round tables, and events that include voices from across the country. Tickets here.

Cricket Match
Emory Cricket Club
Saturday, 4/2/2016 from 4pm to 6pm
Candler Fields
Play India’s national sport with the Cricket Club.

Taste of Africa: Garden of Africa
Emory African Student Association
Saturday, 4/2/2016 at 5:30pm
Cox Hall
This the Emory African Student Association's biggest cultural event of the year—fun-filled , fun-filled with food and cultural performances.

Holi Celebration
The Halle Institute
Sunday, 4/3/2016 from 10am to 2pm
McDonough Field
Holi, the festival of colors is one of India’s most iconic festivals! This event is essentially a carnival of colors with participants playing with powdered color.

The Color of Justice without Prejudice: Youth, Race, & Crime in the Case of the Harlem Six
The James Weldon Johnson Institute
Monday, 4/4/2016 from 12pm
Woodruff Library Jones Room
The Race and Difference Colloquium Series features local and national speakers presenting academic research on contemporary questions of race and intersecting dimensions of difference. RSVP here.

DooleyWood India Mela
The Halle Institute
Monday, 4/4/2016 from 12pm to 2pm
Asbury Circle
This is the opening event for Emory’s Dooley Week celebration showcases various Indian dance forms and Indian music.

A Seat at the Table: Food as the Solution for Sustainability, Wellness and Equity
Emory Climate Organization
Monday, 4/4/2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Winship Ballroom
This farm-to-table and zero waste dinner will feature an engaging discussion on food as a solution for sustainability, wellness and equity. Panel speakers include the City of Atlanta’s Urban Agriculture Director, Mario Cambardella;, Georgia Organics’ Farmer Services Coordinator, Tenisio Seanima;, and Emory's Campus Kitchens’ Founder, Naomi Maisel. Topics include urban agriculture advancements in Atlanta, food deserts and accessibility, and food as an understated climate change concern. RSVP here.

Climate Leadership Summit 2016
Defend Our Future and National Campus Leadership Council
Tuesday, 4/5/2016 from 9am to 3pm
Georgia State University
Throughout the month of April, students across America will come together to discuss how climate change is effecting their homes, and brainstorm ways to create greener, more sustainable policies in summits held in various college campuses. Register for the one in GSU and see the full itinerary here.

Taste of Emory
Student Programming Council
Tuesday, 4/5/2016 at 5pm
McDonough Field
Join this annual event featuring local food vendors and free samples. ID is required. This is a zero-waste event!

Sustainability Pitch Competition
Campus Life
Tuesday, 4/5/2016 at 7pm
Raoul Hall Lobby
Students from Turmilton and Raoul pitch ideas on how to make the Emory Residence Halls more sustainable. Students will compete for cash prizes to make their ideas happen.

Couchella 2016
Student Programming Council
Tuesday, 4/5/2016 at 8pm
Asbury Circle
A Dooley’s Week music and arts festival highlighting Emory's incredible artistic talent and bands, including spoken word performances by renowned writers: Steve Roggenbuck, Martin Bell, and Jessica Caldas.

National Walking Day
Healthy Emory
Wednesday, 4/6/2016 - various times
Various Locations
Each year Emory participates in this annual call-to-action to walk for 30 minutes during the workday to promote physical activity and well-being. There will be plenty of group walks to choose from across Emory University and Healthcare campuses. “Lace up & Go” for a walk to celebrate National Walking Day 2016! #NWDEmory All times and locations are available here.

Power Dialog
Agnes Scott and Emory University
Wednesday, 4/6/2016 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Campbell Hall, Agnes Scott College
This event gives students the chance to learn first hand about clean power issues in their state by interacting directly with leaders in the field. There will be a specific focus on the Georgia's role with EPA's Clean Power Plan in the context of the U.S. Registration is required here.

Ice and Sky Screening with the French Consulate
Wednesday, 4/6/2016 - 7:30pm
White Hall 208
Ice & Sky is a major feature film directed by Luc Jacquet, the director of the award-winning March of the Penguins. It explores Claude Lorius’ lifelong investigation of Antarctic ice and his scientific adventure, which has brought climate change to light.

Let Your Forest Be Your Food: A Permaculture Crash Course
Graduate Sustainability Group
Thursday, 4/7/2016 from 5pm to 7pm
Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 3001
Come and learn how permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive systems, focusing on the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. The course will be taught by permaculture expert, Brandy Hall, from Shades of Green. Space is limited. RSVP is required here.

Oxford Farm Volunteer Trip
OSI, Emory Dining and Volunteer Emory
Friday, 4/8/2016 - 1pm to 5:30 pm
Oxford Organic Farm
Join Daniel Parson, the farm manager, who will lead a tour of the farm and give us tasksthen put volunteers to work on various tasks on the farm. All are invited! Sign up here.

Critical Juncture Conference
Center for Mind Brain and Culture
Friday, 4/8 through Saturday, 4/9/2016
Rollins School of Public Health
This conference provides a forum to engage scholars and thinkers with topics that reach beyond traditional disciplinary lines. This year’s theme, “Representations of the Body,” interrogates the complex intersections of multiple identities: race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality and beyond. Learn more and register here.

Chicago’s Black Arts Movement
The James Weldon Johnson Institute
Monday, 4/11/2016 at 12pm
Woodruff Library Jones Room
The Race and Difference Colloquium Series features speakers on contemporary questions of race and intersecting dimensions of difference. RSVP here.

Mobile and Social Commerce in China
The Halle Institute and The Fulbright Association, Georgia Chapter
Monday, 4/11/2016 at 4:30pm to 6pm
Goizueta Business School, Room W320
Dr. Guoxin Li, marketing professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology of China, will give an overview of mobile and social commerce development related to WeChat in China. Reception with Chinese refreshments begins at 5:30pm. Register here.

From Tools and Gestures to the Language-Ready Brain
The ABLE Project
Tuesday, 4/12/2016 from 9am to 1pm
Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Hear guest speakers share their research on human intelligence, communication, tools and gestures. Register here.

GSG Elections Meeting
Graduate Sustainability Group
Tuesday, 4/12/2016 at 12pm
DUC E334
GSG will elect its new executive team and appoint officers for the 2016-17. If you are interested in helping GSG continue its work and shape the organization, please send an email to gsg@emory.edu. RSVP here.

This Changes Everything Screening
Climate@Emory and Anthropology Dept.
Tuesday, 4/12/2016 - 5pm to 7pm
Harland Cinema
Join the Atlanta premiere screening of This Changes Everything with a brief panel discussion following the film. Free and open to the public.

Taking It to the Farm
Social Enterprise @ Goizueta (SE@G)
Tuesday, 4/12/2016 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens, Decatur
Join specialty coffee growers from around the world and local farmers from Georgia for an evening of excellent food and drinks and once-in-a-lifetime conversations on farmer prosperity. All net proceeds from this event will support the Farmers Benefits Project, an initiative between Emory students and Georgia Organics, focused on designing a new health care insurance model for Georgia’s farmers. Purchase tickets here.

QuanTM Lecture Series: Dr. Ian Howat from Ohio State
Friday, 4/15/2016 - 2:30pm
Math & Science Center
This event is part of the Spring 2016 Climate@Emory/QuanTM Lecture Series on Quantitative Approaches in Climate Change.

Don’t Dump It – Donate It!
Emory Recycles
Monday, 4/18 through Saturday, 4/30/2016
DUC and Residence Halls
Throughout April, collection trucks will collect unwanted clothing, household items and school supplies from students moving out of their residence halls. Proceeds from donations sold will be given to local charities.

Break the Cycle 11
Monday, 4/18 to Tuesday, 4/19/2016
Health Sciences Research Building
This annual conference is a multidisciplinary, research and training program, which invites students and faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to develop projects that will ‘break the cycle’ of disadvantage and disability, and raise awareness of children's environmental health disparities. Free and open to the public with registration here.

The Perils of Policing Reform
The James Weldon Johnson Institute
Monday, 4/18/2016 at 12pm
Woodruff Library Jones Room
The Race and Difference Colloquium Series features speakers presenting academic research on contemporary questions of race and intersecting dimensions of difference. RSVP here.

Planet, People, Profits: A Conference on Business and the Environment
Center for Ethics and Emory CREATE
Tuesday, 4/19 at 4pm and Wednesday, 4/20/2016 - 8am to 3:15pm
Center for Ethics, Room 102
This conference will bring together business leaders and Emory scholars to discuss the connections between businesses, the environment and sustainability. Dr. Erika James, Dean of the Goizueta Business School, is the keynote speaker on Thursday, while sustainability experts from a diverse group of businesses like Georgia Power, InterContinental Hotel, Interface, Home Depot, Coca-Cola, Novelis and Southface will be presenting on Wednesday. RSVP is required.

Social Justice, Health and Human Rights through and Environmental Justice (EJ) Lens
Department of Environmental Health
Thursday, 4/21/ 2016 at 12pm
Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 4001
Speaker Dr. LaToria Whitehead, Spelman Professor and CDC Environmental Justice officer, will discuss the interconnection between human health and rights, the environment, and the social fabric of environmental justice (EJ). Moving beyond traditional environmentalism, the various dynamics, and the meaning of environmental justice will also be discussed.

Celebrate Earth Day with Emory Dining
Friday, 4/22/2016 from 11am to 2pm
Dobbs Market and Cox Hall
Join us on Earth Day to learn how Emory Dining is making food that’s good for you, and good for the environment every day.

Educational Gardens Tour
Friday, 4/22/2016 from 12pm to 1pm
Cox Hall and the Dooley Statue
On Earth Day, meet at 12pm in front of Cox Hall by the Dooley statue and join Educational Gardens Coordinator, Sam Boring, and Gardens Intern, Hannah Ebling-Artz, on a tour of the Emory Educational Gardens Project. Learn what's growing in each garden, how the gardens are maintained and how you can get involved. For more information email gardens@emory.edu.

Related Articles
Earth Month Calendar 2016
Emory's Earth Festival Kicks Off Earth Month 2015 Festivities