This week we'll celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day at Colby-Sawyer by hosting an entire week of fun events designed to educate and inspire our community. We hope you'll join us in taking action to green our campus and make the world a better place for everyone.
Tuesday, April 20
Raw Power Lunch
Discover the power and great taste of raw foods in the Dining Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21
One Man's Trash: Recycled Sculpture Contest
Day-long recycled sculpture contest in Dining Hall. Come and see who can build the tallest sculpture in 10 minutes! Materials provided.
Earth Day Environmental Expo
Local Produce Market, Ivey Science Center, Room 101, 6 - 7 p.m. Featuring information and produce from local vendors and farmers' markets, including Spring Ledge Farm and Star Lake Farm, along with Colby-Sawyer's own maple syrup and Sodexo Sustainable Dining.
Is Local Better? Local Food Panel Clements Hall, Ivey Science Center 7 p.m. Organic farmer and community-supported agriculture (CSA) advocate Larry Pletcher of the Kearsarge Mountain CSA will explore the benefits of eating locally produced food. He will be joined by local farmers Greg Berger (Spring Ledge Farm) and Zac Lamas (Sun Hill Farm), chef Jerod Rockwell, and licensed certified nutritionist Linda Howes.
Thursday, April 22
Go Veg! Lunch
Colby-Sawyer's dining hall will feature delicious and healthy vegetarian options from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Earth Day Poetry Contest
Cash prizes will be offered for your best poem. Come read a poem or listen to others' powerful poetry. Lethbridge Lodge; 7 p.m.
Lights Out Competition in Residence Halls
Students for a Greener Campus, CAB and SIFE are sponsoring a lights out competition from 8 - 9:30 p.m. The darkest residence hall wins a pizza party!
Friday, April 23
Earth Fest (4:30-7 p.m.)
Earthy Eatin' BBQ on the Quad
Sodexo will host a spring BBQ featuring many tasty local foods and zero waste in the trash can!
Music on the Quad
Bring Your Own Music! Sponsored by Students for a Greener Campus (SFGC), CAB and the Outing Club are hosting music and other activities such as an ultimate Frisbee tournament as part of the event.
Earth Week Announcement (SIFE, Jake Danielle)
Results Announced for RecycleMania and Cup Challenge
350 Awareness Raising Event
Led by Visions of Nature class (with Professor Ann Page Stecker), Students Wage a Campaign to Raise Awareness of Impending Climate Change
Showing of film An Inconvenient Truth TBA
ENV 120 Environmental Issues Class Earth Week Outreach (with Professor Jennifer White)
Sign the Colby-Sawyer Wind Energy Petition [Consider signing this student-drafted petition asking that Colby-Sawyer install wind turbines on campus as soon as possible.)
Look for The Recycled Toilet Paper (A Special Feature of the Toilet Paper geared toward Earth Week, posted inside bathroom stall doors on campus).
Posters featuring Info and Actions for more Sustainable Living
(Check the residence halls and common areas for information about how to reduce your environmental impact and help Colby-Sawyer go green)