Earth Week 2014
Join the Office of Sustainability for Campus Earth Week as we reflect on sustainability action over the past year and look forward to continuing progress within our sustainability at Johns Hopkins University. Check out the calendar of events hosted by various departments and organizations across the different Hopkins' campuses!
"Face the Waste" Showcase
April 21-25, various locations on Homewood Campus
Learn more about the behind the scenes process of recycling and composting with Homewood Recycling's photo bin series. Images of those who make the "magic" happen, as well as facilities that make it all possible, will help you as a consumer understand and appreciate the process behind waste diversion.
**Campus Earth Day Showcase and Green Blue Jay Awards Ceremony **
Tuesday, April 22, 11am-2pm on the Gilman Quad
Celebrate another year of sustainability efforts this Earth Day! The “State of Sustainability at JHU” address by President Daniels will commence at noon, followed immediately by the presentation of the second annual Green Blue Jay Awards. An interactive exposition of student groups, JHU departments, and environmental organizations from greater Baltimore will line the footpaths on the quad and contribute activities, information and inspiration.
Earth Day at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Wednesday, April 23, 10am-2pm at the Chevy Chase Bank Auditorium
Join representatives from the Hospital Sustainability Network for games, activities and prizes, including recycling games and gardening activities. Bring your electronic waste to dispose of it properly through the Recycling E-Waste Drive, and learn about what the hospital is doing to reduce its footprint and make every day Earth Day!
Green Lacrosse Game
Wednesday, April 23, 6pm at Homewood Field
Blue Jay fans go green! In partnership with the university athletics department, the Office of Sustainability will be tabling with information and activities before and during the game, to engage fans and encouraging game day recycling.
Low Carbon Diet Day with Bon Appetit
Thursday, April 24, Lunch at FFC and Dinner at Nolan's
The Low Carbon Diet is Bon Appétit Management Company’s program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our food service operations by 25% over five years, maintain lower emissions going forward, and to educate our staff and guests about how the food system contributes to climate change.
Earth Week Trivia Competition at JHSPH
Thursday, April 24, Wall of Wonder in the Wolfe Street Building
Come test your knowledge about public health and the environment! Join your friends for festive competition and a chance to learn more about our life-supporting blue planet. We'll provide a healthy lunch from Land of Kush and prizes for the winning team! Teams must have 4-6 members. Register now to reserve your spot! Individuals can arrive the day of the event and join a team, space permitting. All Hopkins staff, faculty, and students are welcome. Brought to you by the Environmental Stewardship Committee and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.
Thursday, April 24, 6PM, Nolan's on 33rd Salon A
Growing Cities details urban farms across the United States, and helps inspire all to find their place in a changing food landscape. Free food will be provided!
Film Screening: The Lorax
Thursday, April 24, the Beach
Grab a chair or blanket and join Students for Environmental Action for "The Lorax."
E²SHI Annual Symposium
Friday, April 25, 2-5PM
Join E²SHI for a presentation by Dr. Ben Orlove from Columbia University on how quantifying metrics influences decision-making, democratic debate and sustainable development. The presentation will be followed by a reception and posters showcasing environment-related researchers by Hopkins faculty and doctoral students.
Earth Week Happy Hour
Friday, April 25, 4-6pm, Ross Courtyard at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Turner Concourse in the event of rain)
LIFE – Leadership Initiative for the Environment – will have food and drinks and a raffle of items. There will be vendors from different businesses focused on sustainability and organizations to help increase awareness for the environment.
East Monument St. side of JHSPH building.
School Supply Drive
Tuesday, April 22, 11AM-2PM, Keyser Quad on Homewood
As part of the Campus Earth Day event, Campus Operations and Krieger Hall Green Teams will be tabling with collection bins for items that can be donated to the School of Education/inner city schools for items used, unused, and new in demand in classrooms. From notebooks and binders, to paper clips, rubber bands, backpacks and writing utensils, the SoE can help find them a new home!
E-Waste Collection at the School of Public Health
Tuesday, April 22, 11AM-2PM, the Gallery
Bring your broken or obsolete electronics waste to the Gallery for proper disposal. Open to students, staff and faculty.
E-Waste Collection at School of Medicine
Wednesday, April 23, 9AM-5PM
LIFE – Leadership Initiative for the Environment – will be collecting old lab and office electronics for recycling & giving out raffle tickets for prizes to be awarded at the Friday happy hour. Open to students, staff and faculty.
Earth Week as Keswick
Areas will be set up in both the North and South lobby with boxes for eyeglass donations, cell phone contributions, old electronics and used batteries.