Earth Week 2018


Earth Week 2018 will be from April 16th to April 20th. Stop by this page for our event calendar and marketing materials. 


Calendar of Events

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Saturday April 14th

Sustainability Coalition Inaugural Town Hall
Sustainable Hopkins Innovative Projects
1:00-3:00pm, Charles Commons Salons A&B (Homewood)
To kick off Earth Week 2018, SHIP will be holding a town hall for the student-driven and led Sustainability Coalition. The Sustainability Coalition Inaugural Town Hall Event will be a gathering of students interested in environmental sustainability and Coalition Members, where students will have a platform to discuss and come up with solutions to current critical environmental challenges. 

Monday April 16th

Earth Week Kickoff: Tie-Dye On The Beach
Students for Environmental Action
3:00-4:30pm, The Beach (Homewood)
Free tie-dye of screen-printed, thrifted shirts to celebrate Earth Week!

Tuesday April 17th

#DitchDisposables: Reusable Container Giveaway
Homewood Recycling
11:00-1:00pm, Levering Courtyard (Homewood)
Giveaway reusable containers for following Homewood Recycling on Instagram

Green Blue Jay Awards and Happy Hour
Office of Sustainability 
4:00-6:00pm, Glass Pavilion (Homewood)
Come celebrate the Green Blue Jay award winners and enjoy happy hour refreshments. Please RSVP.

DIY Terrariums
2:00-4:00pm, The Beach (Homewood)
Come make a home for your succulent with the HOP! All materials provided, feel free to bring your own as well.

Wednesday April 18th

Just Food Picnic
Office of Sustainability 
11:00-1:00pm, Keyser Quad, (Glass Pavilion in the event of rain) (Homewood)
Come learn and discuss about justice within our food system while enjoying local, sustainable eats. Baltimore community partners including Baltimarket, Nek the Nutritionist, and more will be present to discuss their work. RSVP for lunch

Bling Your Bottle
Take Back the Tap
3:00-5:00pm, DMC (Homewood)
Come create vinyl stickers for your reusable bottle, and show your love for our water and our planet. 

Johns Hopkins Hospital Lunch N Learn
Johns Hopkins Hospital Sustainability
1:30-3:00pm, Zayed 2117 (JHH)
In place of our usual monthly green team meeting, join us on April 18th at 1:30pm in Zayed 2117. We'll be rolling out the green carpet with guest speaker Corey Ramsden, the VP of Go Solar Programs for the non-profit Solar United Neighbors. Learn about this new state program which allows residents to subscribe to a shared solar energy array in their area and get the same benefits on their electricity bill as if they'd installed it on their roof.

Thursday April 19th

Earth Day Fair
Applied Physics Laboratory 
11:00-1:00pm, Central Green (APL)
Celebrate Earth Day at APL with food trucks, and vendors and nonprofits tabling to discuss sustainability for you, APL, and your home. 

Friday April 20th

APL Recycling Event 
Applied Physics Laboratory 
7:00-10:00am, Central Parking Lot (APL)
Bring electronics, books, and paper to be shredded and recycled. 

Med Campus Recycling Event
Leadership Initiative for the Environment
10:00-3:00pm, Turner Concourse and Bloomberg (SoM and BSPH) 
Electronics and styrofoam Recycling 

Bringing the Beach to the Beach
3:00-5:00pm, The Beach (Homewood) 
Come support the ocean! Play games, get kinetic sand and buy food while helping to make a difference for the planet. All proceeds will be donated to Blue Water Baltimore!

Earth Day Happy Hour
Bloomberg School of Public Health
5:00-7:00pm, Courtyard in Front of Ross (Med Campus) 
Earth Day Celebration and Happy Hour

Vegan Yums
Students for Environmental Action
12-1pm  Mattin Center Courtyard
Join us for free vegan baked goods! 

Tuesday April 24th

Hop Reuse Hub's Fix-it-Fair
Homewood Recycling 
11:30-1:30pm Levering Courtyard (Glass Pavilion in the event of rain) (Homewood)
Inspire the JHU Community to fight the throw away culture by learning how to fix everyday items. Expert fixers will be onsite from the following areas: clothing repairs, tech repairs, bike repairs and more #ReThinkReuse

JHU Press Waste Collection
JHU Press
9:00-5:00pm Back of 2715 N Charles St. 
All day electronics recycling, bring old, broken, unwanted electronics, TVs, and computers to be properly recycled. 

All Week Recycling Events

Mt Washington Campus, April 16th-20th, Bring e-waste to McAuley Lobby

Johns Hopkins at Keswick, April 16th-29th, Bring e-Waste to lobby desks. There will be give-aways to participants.

Week Long Challenges

Save Ohno
Sustainable Hopkins Innovative Projects
Join SHIP and the JHU community to help save Ohno. 

#Waste OutLoud
Real Food
#WasteOutLoud is a food waste awareness challenge in which students will track their individual food waste for 5 consecutive days (M-F) in any or all of the three challenge weeks starting the second week of April. Participants will automatically be entered into a random drawing for prizes. This challenge serves to encourage our JHU community to recognize their own food waste and learn of ways to reduce their environmental footprint.


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