April 19, 2018

Susquehanna University will celebrate Earth Week with a full schedule of events designed to bring awareness to sustainable living, pollinator population and ecojustice issues.

Schedule of events:

Monday, April 23

Taste Good, Feel Good, 5:30-7 p.m., Mellon Lounge—Free ice cream samples from sustainable companies.

Tuesday, April 24

Let’s Talk: Eco-Justice, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Center for Diversity and Inclusion—Students will lead a discussion about eco-racism and eco-sexism, and what that looks like around the globe, as well as some of the people and organizations fighting back with eco-justice and eco-feminism.

Zero-Waste Lunch, Evert Dining Room—All waste from Tuesday’s lunch will be composted through the Bokashi composting method.

Dinner in the cafeteria will also feature additional vegetarian and vegan stations to emphasize the impact a meat-heavy diet has on the planet.

Wednesday, April 25

Bee Day—Dinner in Evert Dining Room will feature a variety of fruits that require bees for pollination.

How to Build a Sustainable Society Alumni Panel, 4:15-5:45 p.m., Shearer Dining Rooms 1 and 2—A panel of alumni working in sustainable careers will share their thoughts about what we can all do to make our society more sustainable.

Thursday April 26

Dear Earth, 12-4 p.m., Mellon Lounge—Dear Earth gives students an opportunity to express themselves by writing personalized messages on their bodies for a photo shoot, dedicated to spreading awareness and positivity about planet Earth.

Friday, April 27

Air Plants, 12-4 p.m., grassy area next to Deg Patio—Students will sell ($3 each) plants that purify the air and are good for pollinators. Students will have the chance to get their hands messy, decorate a terracotta pot, and plant a starter plant of their choice.

Garden Party, 4 p.m., Campus Garden—End Earth Week with a celebration at the garden.