Earth Week 2016

Join the Office of Sustainability, campus departments, student groups, and Baltimore organizations for Earth Week as we celebrate sustainability action over the past year and look forward to continuing sustainable progress at Johns Hopkins University.

Join us for a host of events, celebrations, and showcases across the different Hopkins campuses between April 18-22.


Earth Week Marketing Kit

Help us spread the word about Earth Week! Here, you'll find flyers, Facebook cover photos, and invitations that you can use to promote our events. All events are linked to Facebook events when applicable.

Connect with the Office of Sustainability to stay in the loop. We're on Facebook, Instagram (brand new!), and Twitter, and we publish a monthly eNewsletter, Hopkins Eco-Smart Moments. We've created a one-stop shop Facebook event where we'll keep you updated. See you there!

Calendar of Events

Monday April 4

#BYOMug Sticker Giveaway
Homewood Recycling Earth Month
11 AM-1 PM, Homewood, Levering Courtyard
Week 1 of Homewood Recycling Earth Month focuses on coffee cup waste. Free coffee when you bring your own mug and a free #BYOMug sticker when you take a pledge to #BYOMug.


Thursday April 14

#ForkYes Reusable Utensil Giveaway
Homewood Recycling Earth Month
11 AM-1 PM, Homewood, Levering Courtyard
Week 2 of Homewood Recycling Earth Month focuses on lunch waste. Free reusable spork when you take a pledge to reduce your lunch waste. #ForkYes!


April 18-22

Mt. Washington Earth Week
Johns Hopkins at Mt. Washington
McAuley Building - 1st Floor
Throughout Earth Week, recycle your cell phones, printer cartridges, batteries, eyeglasses, and electronics. Enter a raffle for individual compost bags. Additionally, Brickman will be planting the Campus Garden during Earth Week.  The items grown in the Garden will be used in the daily cooking by Aramark at both the North and South Campus Campuses.


Earth Week at School of Medicine
School of Medicine Green Team
11:30 AM-1:30 PM, Monday-Friday, Ross Building, 3rd floor outside the Daily Grind
How can you be greener at the School of Medicine? Green Team Leaders will have a table set up providing tips of what employees can do to contribute to sustainability efforts at work, information on the Green Office certification, and a daily raffle. 


Monday April 18

Free Bike Tune-Ups
Johns Hopkins Outdoors Club (JHOC)
11 AM-3 PM, Homewood, The Beach
Pedal over and get a free bike tune-up! While you're there, learn proper biking techniques to keep you safe and your bike in tip-top shape.


Worms in Dirt Ice Cream Social
Real Food Hopkins, Students for Environmental Action (SEA), and Sustainability
5 PM, Homewood, Rogers House, 3506 Greenway (Rain location: Glass Pavilion)
RSVP required. Ice cream social event for students and Green Team members where guests can create "worms in dirt" ice cream sundaes with Taharka Brothers Ice Cream. Leana Houser, Recycling Manager for Homewood, will discuss the what, where, why, and how of composting both on campus and at home. Free composting gift for the first 30 guests!


JHFRE Earth Week Volunteer Tree Planting
Facilities and Real Estate - closed event
9 AM-12 PM, Baltimore Comunity ToolBank
JHFRE employees join Parks & People and the Baltimore Community ToolBank for the morning to plant trees in the Carroll-Camden neighborhood to celebrate the department's commitment to environmental justice in the city of Baltimore and to sustainability as a university.


Salad Shaker Giveaway
Sleep Well, Eat Well, Exercise Well (S.E.E.) and Dining
11 AM-1 PM, Homewood, The Market at Levering Hall
S.E.E. and JHU Dining will be giving away Salad Shakers to encourage Hopkins students to reduce their waste during Earth Week and beyond!


Tuesday April 19

Planting at Carey
Carey Green Team
12-1:30 PM, Carey, DC and Harbor East campuses
Don't just think green. Show it! Get your ticket from the Green Team announcement email and add some life to your workspace. We will be giving away living, breathing plants.


Green Research and Sustainability Symposium (GRaSS)
Energy, Environment, Sustainability, and Health Institute (E2SHI) and Sustainable Hopkins Infrastructure Program (SHIP)
5-7 PM, Homewood, Brody Learning Commons, rooms 2030-2040
Panel discussion and showcase of sustainability-related research taking place at Johns Hopkins. After the panel, members of SHIP and other researchers will be presenting posters on their projects and research this year! A small dinner will be catered. 


Pizza Meet & Greet
Refuel Our Future
6-8 PM, Homewood, Levering Lounge
Refuel Our Future is hosting a casual space for interested people to come talk to us about fossil fuel divestment at Hopkins! Come enjoy Joe Squared pizza, drinks, and some good conversation about making institutional action against climate change with us.


TBTT Presents: Dr. Beilenson
Take Back the Tap (TBTT)
7-9 PM, Homewood, exact location TBD
Former Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Dr. Peter Beilenson, will be coming to Hopkins to talk about the Flint water crisis, Baltimore's water infrastructure, and the intersection of water safety and human health.


Wednesday April 20

E-Waste Collection
JHSPH Facilities, IT, and Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC)
10 AM-12 PM and 2-3:30 PM, JHSPH, First Floor Courtyard (outside of Becton Dickonson), Wolfe Street Building
Recycle your electronic waste at JHSPH during Earth Week! We accept both personal and university electronic waste - anything with a plug. We'll accept computer hardware, peripherals, and other office equipment. Computer hard drives will be removed and shredded.


Earth Week Celebration Fair
Office of Sustainability + nearly 30 on and off campus organizations
11 AM-2 PM, Homewood, Keyser Quad (Rain Location: Great Hall)
Celebrate another year of sustainability efforts and our connection with Planet Earth! An interactive exposition of student groups, JHU departments, and environmental organizations from greater Baltimore will line the footpaths on the quad. Come learn about their efforts, uncover opportunities to get involved, and participate in fun games and activities.

Featuring: waste sorting cornhole, VegFest, a cooking competition between local chefs and students, JHOC's Hug-A-Tree Photo contest, OMA's "stuff swap," and the School of Education's school supply collection to donate to local area schools.


Leaves of Trash Kickoff Gala
Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
7-9 PM, Homewood, Gilman Atrium
SEA's recycled art pop-up installation, Leaves of Trash, will have its kickoff event. Enjoy food and a keynote speaker.


Thursday April 21

Libraries Day of Service at Great Kids Farm
Sheridan Libraries Green Team
9 AM-12:30 PM, Great Kids Farm
Sheridan Libraries staff will volunteer at Great Kids Farm for Earth Week, planting, trimming, and weeding in the garden and in the field, processing vegetables for schools, and helping in the kitchen.


JHMI Farmers' Market Kickoff and eWaste/Shredding Event
Johns Hopkins Hospital Green Team
10 AM-2 PM, JHH, Jefferson Walkway (between JHOC and CRB)
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Farmers Market will be up and running for its 8th season on April 21st every Thursday from 10am-2pm until October 27. Grab local produce or a quick locally made hot lunch! To start off the 2016 Farmers' Market with a bang, bring along and personal electronics for recycling or confidential paper for shredding onsite at the first Farmers' Market.


Outdoor Gear Sale
Recreation Center and Outdoor Pursuits
12 PM-2 PM, Homewood, Recreation Center, Evans Room
Huge blowout used sales on fitness/outdoor gear! While supplies last.


Green Jeopardy
Carey Green Team
12:30-1:30 PM, Carey, DC and Harbor East campuses
Join us for a fun Earth Week themed trivia game to learn more about sustainability initiatives at JHU and beyond with the Carey Green Team


Decal Deckout at the DMC
Take Back the Tap (TBTT)
4-6 PM, Homewood, Digital Media Center, Mattin Center
Design and print your own custom vinyl stickers to deck-out your reusable water bottles!


Sustainable Action Speaker Series
Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
6 PM, Homewood, Hodson 110
JHU Students for Environmental Action presents its second annual Sustainable Action Speaker Series event. Officials from various branches of Baltimore City will explore the connection between social equity and sustainability. The event will begin with a panel, followed by a Q&A and networking session with food and drink.


Screening of Jumbo Wild
Johns Hopkins Outdoors Club (JHOC)
7-9 PM, Homewood, The Beach
Bring your picnic blankets and come see Jumbo Wild on the big screen on the beach presented by JHOC! Jumbo Wild is a documentary about the British Columbian mountain range that Patagonia and other environmental groups are trying to protect. There will be free popcorn! 


Late Nite Bingo: Earth Week
Center for Social Concern, Dining, and Sustainability
9-11 PM, Homewood, FFC
Dining and E.A.T. host bingo at the FFC during Late Nite, and this week's bingo will be environmentally justice-themed as a collaboration between CSC and the Office of Sustainability. Prizes for the winners!


Friday April 22

E-Waste and Styrofoam Collection
Leadership Initiative for the Environment, School of Medicine Facilities
9 AM-3 PM, School of Medicine, Turner Concourse
Recycle your electronic and styrofoam waste at the School of Medicine to celebrate Earth Week! These items are actually highly recycleable, but can't be recycled in our typical recycling bins. Drop off your lab and office electronics, styrofoam #6 (with no food or biohazard contamination) at the Turner Concourse on Earth Day.


Earth Day at Community Gardens
JHSPH Department of Environmental Health Services
9:45 AM-1 PM, JHSPH Monument St Entrance
RSVP required. All members of the school community are invited to join with Environmental Health Sciences Student Organization (EHSSO) for Earth Day Community Service. We are partnering with Civic Works and the Community Lots Team for work at several gardens within a few blocks walk of the School. Meet up with friends at 9:45 AM sharp at the Monument St entrance to JHSPH to walk to the site.


Herb Giveaway
Johns Hopkins at Keswick
11:30 AM-1 PM, Keswick, Cafeteria
During lunch time, Johns Hopkins at Keswick will be handing out herbs in the cafeteria to celebrate our commitment to sustainability.


Outdoor Gear Sale
Recreation Center and Outdoor Pursuits
12 PM-2 PM, Homewood, Recreation Center, Evans Room
Huge blowout used sales on fitness/outdoor gear! While supplies last.


DIY Terrariums
The Hopkins Organization for Programming (The HOP)
12 PM-2 PM, Homewood, Gilman Quad
Celebrate Earth Day with The HOP! Create a tiny living world to take home with you! All terrarium materials will be provided, but jars from home are welcome.


Earth Day Celebration at Carey
Carey Green Team
12:30-1:30 PM, Carey, DC and Harbor East campuses
Celebrate Earth Day with the JHU Carey Business School all day long. We will be giving away fun prizes and much more!


Green Blue Jay Awards Ceremony
Office of Sustainability
3:30 PM, JHSPH, Anna Baetjer Room
RSVP. Annual awards ceremony recognizing students, staff or faculty receiving awards for their sustainability efforts. Light refreshments provided. Join us at the LIFE Happy Hour immediately following!


Earth Day Happy Hour
Leadership Initiative For the Environment (LIFE)
5 PM, School of Medicine, Ross Courtyard (Monument at Rutland)
Annual happy hour and vendor fair on the East Baltimore campus with food, beer, music, and representatives from various campus and city organizations. Prizes will be raffled off throughout the event!


Saturday April 23

Clean-Up Hike
Alliance for Clean Water (ACWa)
9 AM-12 PM, Loch Raven
RSVP. ACWa will be going on a trash clean-up hike to Loch Raven in celebration of Earth Day!


Friday April 29

#BanTheBag Reusable Bag Giveaway
Homewood Recycling Earth Month and Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
11 AM-3 PM, Homewood, Keyser Quad
Week 4 of Earth Month focuses on grocery bags. SEA will be out with their trash tree to promote the use of reusable bags. Free reusable bag when you pledge to #banthebag!


Saturday April 30

Blue Jay Perch Spring Launch Party
Blue Jay Perch, Center for Social Concern, and Sustainability
12 PM-3 PM, Johns Hopkins at Eastern, Community Garden, 1101 East 33rd Street
RSVP. Celebrate spring and the end of the semester with good food, live music, and great conversation in a beautiful environment! Groups of students will be walking over together with official garden "walking leaders." Be at the Subway on 33rd st./St.Paul at 11:45 am or 12:00 pm if you want to walk over with a group! All-natural hot dogs and sunflower seed butter/jelly sandwiches will be provided. Please bring a side dish or drink for our POTLUCK! Please also bring your own water bottle, a picnic blanket, or chairs.