The Sustainability Leadership Group is gearing up to get ready for Earth Week, a week of events to celebrate sustainability and the Environment!
MONDAY, APRIL 17
Hour of Darkness Fire Pit and S’mores, 7:30-8:30 PM, Senior Row by the Hammocks
Celebrate an hour away from electronics with us at sun down to kick off Earth Week! We will have (vegan and fair trade) s’mores, camp activities, and good company to pass the time free from technology. Come and unplug with us! Event will be cancelled in the event of rain.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2281146142110405/
TUESDAY, APRIL 18
Recycling Facility Visit and Presentation, Van Leaves from Pembrooke Arch at 1:30 PM, Return at 4:00 PM
See what happens to the materials we send to be recycled at the Republic Services Recycling Center output presentation . In this presentation, you will be able to learn about the recycling process and be able to follow recyclables from their source to their resale, and get a better understanding about what happens to what you throw in the bin. We’ll see the sorted products as they are prepared for shipment to their next destination and learn what happens to materials that are not recyclable.
It advised to wear long pants and close toed shoes if you attend this event.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection Talk, 7:00 PM, Ely Room Wyndham
Dorceta Taylor is a James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor of Environmental Justice and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan. She is the author of “The Environment and the People in American Cities, 1600s–1900s: Disorder, Inequality, and Social Change”, also published by Duke University Press, and “Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility”, and the editor of “Environment and Social Justice: An International Perspective”.
After the dinner, she will be giving a talk on her book, “The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection”.
In this sweeping social history Dorceta E. Taylor examines the emergence and rise of the multifaceted U.S. conservation movement from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. She shows how race, class, and gender influenced every aspect of the movement, including the establishment of parks; campaigns to protect wild game, birds, and fish; forest conservation; outdoor recreation; and the movement’s links to nineteenth-century ideologies. Initially led by white urban elites—whose early efforts discriminated against the lower class and were often tied up with slavery and the appropriation of Native lands—the movement benefited from contributions to policy making, knowledge about the environment, and activism by the poor and working class, people of color, women, and Native Americans. Far-ranging and nuanced, The Rise of the American Conservation Movement comprehensively documents the movement’s competing motivations, conflicts, problematic practices, and achievements in new ways.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1322640654471999/
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
Wish Tree Planting, 12:00-2:00 Between Campus Center and Radnor
As Athena once said, “When you wish upon a tree, an eco-warrior you shall be!” Make Athena proud by burying your wishes with the newest members of Bryn Mawr’s tree family.
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
Earth-a-Palooza, 5:00-7:00 PM Erdman Green
Celebrate sustainability on and off campus with student groups, the Environmental Studies department, groups from facilities, and community organizations! Come, make crafts and learn about green initiatives during the Signature Dish BBQ. Rain Site, Erdman Common Room.
Booths to look forward to:
- Green Ambassadors: Recycled Plastic Shrinky-Dinks
- BMC Greens: Seed Bombs
- Zero-Waste Initiative: Make your own Reusable Bag
- Saturdays of Service: Sign making for Philadelphia Science March
- Bryn Mawr Community Garden: Information about new Beehive and Beekeeper
- Bryn Mawr Community Garden: Sapling Potting
- NextGen Climate
- Sustainability Leadership Group: Information about Sustainability at BMC
- Darby Creek Conservation: Cleanup information
- Hav-a-Rain Garden Program
- Lower Merion Environmental Action Committee
- West Chester Food Co-Op
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
Philadelphia Science March, 9:30 AM Meet at Pem Arch
Join marchers for a celebration of science and its societal benefits! Begins at City Hall, includes entertainment, speakers and ends at Penn’s Landing!
For more information: March for Science in Philadelphia Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/257231881371826/
For the first 15 students that sign up online the tickets will be directly provided. Other students will have to fill out the forms for reimbursement through Civic Engagement.
Sign Up: https://givepul.se/beyor
4th Annual Clothing Swap, 2:00-4:00 PM Location Denbigh Green, Rain Site Campus Center