EARTH WEEK at MARQUETTE
2012 EARTH WEEK April 22-28 Organized and Sponsored by Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC)
Monday--Focus on Meatless Eating
All Day Meatless Monday at McCormick, Cobeen, and Straz dining halls or on your own.
All Day Members of Omega Delta will be policing the campus and reminding students to recycle all week! Please Recycle! RSVP.
7:30-9 a.m. Free coffee at the brews if you bring a REUSABLE MUG!
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sign the Healing a Broken World Pledge at the flagpole outside Raynor Library.
4 p.m. Tour the entire new Engineering Building including the green roof and 3rd-4th floors hosted by the US Green Building Council Marquette Chapter.
7-8 p.m. Global Medical Brigades discussion about the recent trip to Panama where they taught the local community about organic and sustainable farming, Cudahy 118.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Clothing Swap, AMU 1st floor. Bring any amount of clothes to give away or swap or take away (all remaining clothes at the end will be donated).
7-8 p.m. "The Story of Stuff" MU Hall 200. 20-25 minute video with a discussion after. RSVP.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Take the "Shorter Shower Pledge," Under the Bridge 2-3 p.m.
2:30-3:30 Join Dr. Kohls who will speak on "Water Sustainability," AMU 254.
7 p.m. Movie on Water (free popcorn, snacks, and reusable water bottles), Cudahy 001
4-5 p.m. "Save Energy Now, Be Part of a Clean Energy Future" presentation by Amy Heart, Solar Program Manager for the City of Milwaukee in LaLumiere 280. Focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Get tips on what you can do today to help reduce energy consumption and create cleaner air for Milwaukee. Discover how renewable energy is shaping our future in Milwaukee and throughout the country. Discover how your future career may fit into the country’s clean energy future.
8 p.m. Energy Fast and Night Games: Turn off your lights and unplug your electronics in your dorm/apartment/house and come to the Central Mall for games of Capture-the-Flag. Slacklining, and more. Lots of fun anticipated. RSVP. Sponsored by SEAC, Sigma Kappa, and MU Outdoors Club.
Friday--Praying and Planting
2 p.m. Open Prayer Service: Meet at Central Mall/Helfaer Theater. Two trees will be planted in the middle of the service in the lawn just south of Helfaer.
2:30 p.m. Native Tree Walk led by David Scharfenberger. RSVP.
GREEN WEEK October 10-14 Sponsored by Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC)
Monday, October 10--How to Compost, AMU 157, Noon-1 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11--Fresh Fall Farmers Market, Lot A, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Documentary Food Inc., Wehr Chem 100, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 12--Rummage Exchange, AMU 1st Floor, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday, October 13--Living Green at Maquette: Panel on MU's Green Initiatives, Wehr Chem 100, 6 p.m.
Discovery Learning Complex Tour and Panel Discussion
Friday, October 14--Native Tree Walk with Dr. Schumann, Raynor Bridge, 1 p.m.
ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION at GLACIAL PARK, RICHMOND, IL, Friday-Sunday, September 23-25
A weekend-long immersion on ecological restoration, climate change adaptation behaviors, the role of citizens in restoration work, including a panel discussion on Saturday 7-9 p.m. in the Lost Valley Visitor Center of the park. Contact Erin Dreps for more information.
PROJECT WATERSCORE PRESENTATION Tuesday, May 3, 4-5:30 p.m.
A Marquette University Political Science and Environmental Ethics student-led freshwater sustainability initiative will be unveiled on Tuesday, May 3, 4-5:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall Room 004E. Students representing twelve different majors across the University will present a report on the challenge of water sustainability based on a semester of intensive research. With a focus on practicable solutions, the presentation will showcase a newly developed, accessible, scalable, web-based platform that empowers consumers to make smart water choices and engages community stakeholders to foster conservation. Anyone interested in learning more about environmental studies at Marquette is especially encouraged to attend, and certificates of completion of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Ethics will be presented to graduating seniors.
Project Waterscore is supported by a grant from the Ashoka Foundation as part of its partnership with Marquette University.
EXAMINING THE WORLD WATER CRISIS--Bangladesh and Milwaukee, Tuesday, March 1, 7 p.m.
Dr. McGee Young, MU Political Science Professor, sponsored by Democracy Matters! in Wehr Chemistry 100.
Dr. Lucia Silecchia, Professor of Law at The Catholic University of America will present "'More Will be Expected:' Catholic Social Thought and International Environmental Stewardship" in Eckstein Hall, Marquette University. Faculty, students, staff, and the greater Marquette community are welcome. Contact Dr. Alan Madry or Dr. Jame Schaefer for additional information.
PUBLIC LECTURE on Catholic Social Thought and International Environmental Law, Thursday, February 17, 4:30 p.m.
CREATION CARE SUMMIT--This opportunity will bring together nonprofit leaders, church members, and students to explore Creation Care theology and our response. Presenters include leaders from Care of Creation (Madison), Not One Sparrow (Kenosha), Renewal (Minneapolis), and Restoring Eden (Minneapolis). To be held April 8-9 at the YMCA Camp Minikani (875 Amy Belle Road in Hubertus). Cost is $50 for registration and lodging. Scholarships are available. For more information or registration contact Allyson at 262-251-9080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING RETREAT--The Spirituality of Mother Earth with Grandmother Mona Polacca, Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., AMU Chapel
Grandmother Polacca, M.S.W., is a member of The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, a Havasupai, Hopi and Tewa Native American whose tribal affiliation is of the Colorado River Indian Tribes of Parker, Arizona. The Grandmothers are a group of women representing indigenous cultures from around the world, who are concerned with destruction of the earth and indigenous ways of life. Mona has been a featured conference speaker both nationally and internationally, using themes focusing on indigenous peoples human rights, aging, mental health, addiction and violence. In December 2008, she served as a representative of the indigenous Peoples on a panel of world religious leaders who drafted and signed the statement “Faith in Human Rights”, in commemoration of the 60th Year of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Free and open to the public. More information from the Center for Peacemaking (414-288-8444).
GREEN WEEK at MARQUETTE--April 6-10 (see INEE "Events")
EARTH WEEK April 20-24
Tuesday, April 21, Panel on Campus Sustainability, Cudahy 128
Wednesday, April 22, Dirt Cup for 10 recyclables, Central Mall, 11-4
Thursday, April 23, Faculty Panel, Cudahy
EARTH WEEK April 14-21
April 14, 8-11 p.m., Spring Concert, sponsored by Students for an Environmentally Active Campus
AMU 1st Floor
April 19-20, 11 a.m -3 p.m., Spring Festival
Under Raynor Bridge
April 21, 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Milwaukee River Clean-up
Urban Ecology Center
Monday, April 24, 7-8 p.m. Planting/Composting/Vermiculture Workshop.
Learn how to recycle your food in order to revamp your soil! Composting is an awesome tool to use for off-campus students and community members who have a garden. Vermiculture: Improving Soil with worms! Come learn and go home with a free plant if you bring an item to compost! (no dairy products). Otherwise, donations of $1 will be accepted to pot a plant. AMU 227.
Tuesday, April 25, 6-7/8ish p.m.
Stories of Protest. Ten professors will present their stories of protest and show that you shouldn't be afraid to take action! W153.
Wednesday, April 26, 12-1 p.m. Interfaith Earth Month Panel for Soup for Substance
Two Wisconsin interfaith groups will present "sustaining our planet is a religious, ethical and civic obligation" from Catholic and Islamic perspectives. AMU 252.
Thursday, April 27, 12-5 p.m. EARTH DAY FAIR!
We'll have our own "farmers market," baked goods, smoothies, canvas bags, tshirts, lightbulbs, bubbles, soap, a bikeathon, and lots more for sale! Central Mall.
ALL WEEK LONG: Central Mall Bike Display
Reduce reuse recycle theme. Tshirts: sweatshop free tshirts on sale all week!
Monday, April 18, 3-4 p.m.
Interfaith Panel, "Caring for the Environment is a Moral Issue: People of Faith Working Toward a Sustainable Future," including representatives of the Christian and Muslim faiths. AUM Ballroom A.
Tuesday, April 19, 7-10 p.m.
Poetry and Music Night in the Eagle's Cafe.
Wednesday, April 20, 7-8 p.m.
Talk by Ralph Bronner from Dr. Bronner's Soap. AMU 254.
Friday, April 22, Noon-5 p.m.
Earth Day Faire with bands, Fair Trade craft sale. Westown Square (between AMU and McCormick Hall).
Saturday, April 23, 8:30 a.m. to Noon.
Milwaukee River Clean-up. Meet at AMU 2nd floor couches to travel to Hart Park.
Saturday, April 24, Noon.
Race for the Earth. Meet outside Raynor at Noon. Sign up for race at information table in AMU all week or at Earth Day Faire.
Saturday, April 2, 5-6:15 p.m.
Lecture on “Nature in Islamic Traditions and Poetry” by Dr. S. Nomanul Haq, University of Pennsylvania.
Center Hall, Islamic Center of Milwaukee, 4707 South 13th St.
Monday, April 19, 7 p.m. RACE TO THE BOTTOM
5k run/walk benefiting CoffeeKids Charity, $10 w/ t-shirt
Meet outside Lalumiere
Tuesday, April 20, 6 p.m. VENEZUELANS VS GLOBALIZATION
Venezuelan leader and author Jesus Garcia speaks about corporate globalization, militarism in Latin America, and history and culture of people of African descent in Venezuela.
Esperanza Unida, 611 W National Ave
Wednesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. PERFORMANCE
The Ballad of Love Canal is based on the hazardous chemical dumping that has caused numerous birth defects and cancer to residents surrounding Love Canal.
Thursday, April 22, Noon INTERFAITH CELEBRATION OF THE EARTH
AMU Westtown Square
Thursday, April 22, 1-4 p.m. EARTH DAY FAIRE
Bands! Fun! Faire Trade Craft Sale!
Saturday, April 24, 8:15 a.m. MILWAUKEE RIVER CLEANUP
Meet at AMU 2nd floor couches with UPASS for a fun service morning of cleaning-up Milwaukee's rivers.
2003 "Love Your MUther" EARTH WEEK CELEBRATION April 21-28
Sponsored by MU Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC).
Tuesday, April 22, 6 and 10 p.m.
Performance of "The Lorax" in Straz Jr. Tower Theatre, directed by Theatre Arts major Lexi Klupchak and performed by MU students.
Wednesday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Ralph Bronner on "Magic Soap: Peace, Love, & Clean Business" in AMU 252. Free soap distributed!
Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m.-Noon -- River Cleanup at Lincoln Park.
Monday, April 28, Noon-1:30 p.m.
Native American Spirituality and the Earth (music, tales, Loyola Academy students, and a "smudging" ceremony), AMU West Town Square.
2002 EARTH WEEK April 22-26
Lunch hours: SEAC information table outside at West Towne Mall (or AMU second floor if weather-prompted). Obtain Care for America kits, an air quality newsletter, pamphlets on practical conservation tips, and other materials.
"Get Your Butt off the Ground" SEAC campaign to promote putting cigarette butts in their place.
7:30 p.m. WW 153: Brett Hulsey of Sierra Club speaking on Milwaukee's public health issues; sponsored by SEAC.
Noon in AMU 227: Soup with Substance featuring Irene Senn speaking on ecological justice; sponsored by University Ministry.
5-6 p.m. in AMU 139: Gathering of students seeking the Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Ethics; interested students welcome.
7:30 p.m. in WW 153: Prof. Michael O'Hear of MU Law School speaking on environmental justice issues and Burke Scholar Drew Stuyvenberg's presentation on Milwaukee environmental issues; sponsored by SEAC.
10 p.m. in St. Joan of Arc Chapel: Eucharistic Mass with an environmentally focused liturgy, Rev. Joseph Mueller, S.J. presiding.