Earth Week is HERE!

Gary Fanelli, Staff Writer

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Sustainability at SOU presents Earth Week!

Last year the Earth Day Celebration was the largest event with more than 30 activity tables from both campus and community groups. Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator, Roxane Beigel-Coryell, wants to encourage everyone to be a part of Earth Week. What can students expect? “Something for everyone, every day of the week,” says Beigel-Coryell.

Here are some even events happening before the official beginning of Earth Week…

Wednesday – “Tabeling” event from 11am-2pm where students will be creating mosaic artwork with bottle caps.

Thursday – Recycling with Residence Halls at 7pm

Friday – “Trash Audit” Friday 1:30pm at the SU

Official Earth Week will kick off on Saturday, April 16 to Sunday, April 24 where there will be several events that you won’t want to pass up…

Multi-Day Events

Ashland Community Bike Swap

(Saturday-Sunday 4/16- 4/17, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., The Grove, 1195 E Main St.)

Clothing Swap!

(Tuesday-Thursday 4/19-21, 11:00 a.m.– 1:20 p.m., SU Arena)

Earth Art Chalk Walk

(Tuesday-Thursday 4/19-4/21, All Day, Raider Way outside SU)

In Scene Exhibition

(Monday- Saturday 4/18-4/23, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Schneider Museum of Art)

Saturday 4/16

Pesticides, People, Pollinators, and the Planet:

Safer, Healthier Practices and Policies Conference

(8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Stevenson Union)

Monday 4/18

“Wings of Life” Film Screening

(6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., SU Rogue River Room)

Tuesday 4/19

In Scene Exhibition Drop-In Docent-led Exhibition Tour

(12:30 p.m., Schneider Museum of Art)

Fermentation Workshop

(12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m., SU 319)

Environmental Activism Training

(3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., SU 330)

In Scene Schneider Museum of Art Artist Lecture

(5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Meese Auditorium, SOU Center for the Visual Arts)

Wednesday 4/20

ECOS’ Earth Day Extravaganza

(11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., SU Courtyard)

President Saigo’s Earth Day Address

(12:45 p.m., SU Courtyard)

4/20 – Environmental and Legal Issues of Responsible Marijuana Growing

(2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., SU Rogue River Room)

Natural Health Panel

(7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., SU Rogue River Room)

Thursday 4/21

Transportation Options Grill-out

(11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., SU Courtyard)

“Dancing Salmon Home” Film Screening

(5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Meese Room Hannon Library)

Friday 4/22 – SOU Landscape Services Presents: Arbor Day 2016!

Pollinator Patterns in Nature Art Unveiling and Grand Opening of SOU’s Sustainability & Botanical Tour

(9-10:45 AM, The Farm at SOU, 155 Walker Avenue, Ashland)

Permaculture Workshop by Tao Orion, author of Beyond the War on Invasive Species

(Lecture: 11 AM – 12 PM, Meese Room in Hannon Library, Rm. 305)

Free celebratory lunch and drinks!

(12:30 – 1:30 PM, Center for the Visual Arts Courtyard)

Community Mass Planting of our campus’ Native Roca Arboretum

(1:30 – 4:30 PM, Meet at the Roca Arboretum located behind the Science Building)

Disc Golf Course Grand Opening + Barbecue + Live, local music from Slow Corpse, Emily Turner Music and David Downey Jr.!

(Roca Arboretum, 4:30 – 8:00 PM)

Saturday 4/23 – Rogue Valley Earth Day

(11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Outside ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum)

Sunday 4/24

Emigrant Lake Bike, Hike, Serve & Learn!

(9:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Bikers meet at SOU Outdoor Program, 1555 Webster St.)

For more information about Earth Week at SOU visit: www.sou.edu/sustainability/events.html

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