Earth Week Events at Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University
Earth Week 2013 Events

Chicago Campus / Schaumburg Campus

Tuesday, 4/16

  • Green Expo–Fainman Lounge, 11 am—4 pm: Local “green” vendors consisting of green businesses, environmental organizations, and more; co-sponsored by Ghabit
  • Recycling scavenger hunt — will use collected items for art installation; starts Tuesday and extends throughout the week
  • Screening of What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire — WB Rm  418, 5 pm
  • SoLa imageScreening of SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories — SCH Rm 704, 5-6pm

Wednesday, 4/17

  • Unveiling of new water bottle filling stations — Congress Lounge @ 1 pm
  • Free RU water bottle giveaways and information from Friends of The Chicago River
  • Fracking seminar with Rising Tide — WB 418, 2:30 pm
  • Screening of Flow: For Love of Water — WB Rm 1111, 6 pm
  • Growing Power Youth Corps tour @ 5:15 pm — WB Residence Hall (hosted by SUST 350 Service & Sustainability)

Derrick JensenThursday, 4/18

Screening of End:Civ, followed by Skype presentation/Q & A with acclaimed environmental activist and author, Derrick Jensen — WB Rm 612, 5 pm

Friday, 4/19

“Sustainable Science”: Science and Math Student Symposium, College of Arts and Sciences — WB 10th Floor, 9:30am-4pm (more details here)

RUrbanPioneersSaturday, 4/20 — more details here at the Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future blog

  • Soil Service Day at the Schaumburg Campus Community Garden: expansion of garden plots and application of composted soil — 9am to 12:30pm
  • Talk on Soil Health by Plantsman John Eskandari — Sch Campus Community Garden, 9am
  • RU Open House at Schaumburg Campus — 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Spring Fling Student-run and Family-friendly Carnival at Schaumburg Campus — 11am-5pm

Monday, 4/22 (Earth Day)—Food for The Future

  • Free food from Soul Vegan, Information from Mercy For Animals, and Vegan Cooking Demonstrations by The Cultured Vegan throughout the afternoon, all in the Dining Center (WB 2nd floor)
  • Keynote Address by Keymah Durden of The Rid-All Green Partnership Urban Agriculture and Youth Education Program of Cleveland, OH — AUD Congress Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Eco Hip-Hop Concert Feat: Earth Amplified and Prime Meridian — directly following keynote address in AUD Congress Lounge
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