Earth Week 2017

Thank you for participating in Johns Hopkins University's Earth Week 2017! Events that took place are still listed below. We'll update this page as Earth Week 2018 takes shape. Stay tuned!

 


Marketing Kit

Earth Week is for everyone in the Johns Hopkins community. Invite your friends and colleagues to join in on the celebrations. Here, you'll find flyers and invitations all in one place. All events below are linked to Facebook events when applicable.

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

 


Waste Workshops

Want to recycle and compost but worry you're not doing it correctly? Waste sorting 101 workshops, taking place across the university during Earth Week, will put your worries to rest, and are one of the best ways to participate in Earth Week this year. These 30 or 60 minute events will train you to become an expert on campus waste: where it goes when it leaves campus, the environmental and social impact of our waste, and how to sort your waste between the JHU trash, recycling, and compost bins. Look for the workshop held on your campus in the calendar of events below. Some campuses will host more than one workshop.

 


Calendar of Events

Monday April 17

JHFRE Earth Week Volunteer Tree Planting
Facilities and Real Estate and Blue Water Baltimore - closed event
8:45 AM-12 PM, DeWees Park
JHFRE employees join Blue Water Baltimore for the morning to plant and maintain trees in DeWees Park to celebrate their commitment to environmental justice in the city of Baltimore and sustainability as a university.

Earth Week at Mt. Washington and Keswick
Mt. Washington and Keswick Property Management
Weeklong, McAuley and Marbury Cafe Lobbies at Mt. Washington, North and South Lobbies at Keswick
Recycle your printer cartridges, electronics, batteries, and glasses in the lobbies and enter a raffle to win a bag of compost! Winners will be chosen on Friday. Herbs will also be given away during lunchtime in the cafeteria.

Green Caffeine at the Schools of Medicine and Nursing
Leadership Initiative for the Environment (LIFE)
9 AM-10:30 AM, Jays at the School of Nursing and Greenhouse Cafe at the School of Medicine
BYOMug and get free coffee!

Salad Shaker Giveaway
Center for Health Education and Wellness
11 AM-1 PM, Homewood, Charles Market
Get a free reusable salad shaker. Bring it back on April 24th and fill it up for free!

Tie-Dye with SEA
Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
11:30 AM-1:15 PM, Homewood, The Beach
Come celebrate the kick-off of Earth Week with free tie-dye and t-shirts.

Waste Workshop
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
11:30 AM-2 PM, Carey, Room 203
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters.

Waste Workshop
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
12:30-1 PM, Gallery (Wall of Wonder)
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters.

Waste Workshop
Eastern Green Team
1-2 PM, Eastern, Room C150
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters. RSVP appreciated.

Waste Workshop
Homewood Residential Life
4-4:30 PM, Homewood, AMR I Multipurpose Room
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters.

JHU Forum on Fossil Fuel Divestment
Office of the Provost
6-8:15 PM, Homewood, Hodson 110
Johns Hopkins University Provost Sunil Kumar invites students, faculty, and staff to learn from panelists about divestment of university endowments from fossil fuel companies. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 pm. RSVP is highly recommended, but not required.
In response to mounting evidence of the environmental and public health impacts of the fossil fuel industry, the JHU Forum on Fossil Fuel Divestment will examine the social, ethical, and financial implications institutions should consider when deciding whether or not to divest from fossil fuel companies. Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Paul Ferraro will moderate the forum, which will include a panel discussion featuring experts on investments and energy.

Film Series: A Fierce Green Fire
Johns Hopkins Outdoors Club (JHOC) and Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
8:30-10:30 PM, Homewood, Mergenthaler 111
This is the first film in a series centered around the multicultural facets of climate change and its repercussions presented by JHOC and OMA. Come learn about the origins of the environmental justice movement in this compelling documentary.

 

Tuesday April 18

Free Bike Tune-Ups
Johns Hopkins Outdoors Club (JHOC)
11 AM-2 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. Sign-up in advance to guarantee your time slot.

Free Store with SEA
Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
12-5 PM, Homewood, Brody Terrace
Join SEA for their Free Store, where instead of buying items you trade for them!

Waste Workshop
Peabody Facilities
1-1:30 PM, Peabody Institute, Bank of America Lounge
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters.

Waste Workshop
SAIS Student Affairs
12-12:30 PM, SAIS, Nitze Building 517
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters.

Waste Workshop
School of Education Green Team
12-1 PM, School of Education, Room 118
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters. BYOLunch. RSVP appreciated.

Waste Workshop
Montgomery County Campus
12:15-12:45 PM, MCC, Cafe
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters.

Waste Workshop
Johns Hopkins at Keswick
12:15-12:45 PM, Keswick Classrooms A&B
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters.

Challenges for Science and Environmental Health Policy Under the New Administration
Department of Health Policy and Management
12:15-1:20 PM, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Hampton House Auditorium
Seminar will be led by Tom Burke, PhD, Professor of Health, Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School.

Waste Workshop
Peabody Facilities
3-3:30 PM, Peabody Institute, Bank of America Lounge
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters.

Waste Workshop
Johns Hopkins at Mt. Washington
2-2:30 PM, Mt. Washington Conference Center
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters.

Film Series: Standing on Sacred Ground
Johns Hopkins Outdoors Club (JHOC) and Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
7-9 PM, Homewood, Remsen 101
This is the second film in a series centered around the multicultural facets of climate change and its repercussions presented by JHOC and OMA. Standing on Sacred Ground explores the struggle of indigenous people around the world to preserve their culture, rights, and environment.

 

Wednesday April 19

Waste Workshop
School of Medicine
9-10 AM, SoM, Darner Site Visit Room (Ross G007)
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters. RSVP appreciated.

Open Hours at the Food System Lab
Center for a Livable Future's Food System Lab
10 AM-12 PM, Cylburn Arboretum
JHU students and members of the public are welcome to visit us at the Food System Lab @ Cylburn, a small teaching farm on the grounds of the Cylburn Arboretum. Come feed the fish, try our veggies, and see the inner workings of a small, integrated urban farm.

Waste Workshop
School of Nursing
11 AM-1:30 PM SoN, Jay's Cafe, first floor
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters.

Earth Week Celebration Fair
Office of Sustainability + 30 on and off campus organizations
11 AM-2 PM, Homewood, Wyman Quad. Rain location: Hodson 2nd floor lobby
Celebrate another year of sustainability efforts and our connection with Planet Earth! An interactive showcase of student groups, JHU departments, and environmental organizations from greater Baltimore will line the footpaths on the Wyman quad. Come learn about their efforts, uncover opportunities to get involved, and participate in fun games and activities like VegFest, a cooking competition between local chefs and students, JHOC's Hug-A-Tree Photo contest, and more. Bring unneeded school supplies for the School of Education to donate to local area schools and Styrofoam and film plastic for Homewood Recycling to recycle.

A Conversation with Zeke Cohen: MPP '12, City Councilman: Academics, Activism, and Improving Baltimore
Department of Health Policy and Management
12:10-1:15 PM, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Feinstone Hall (E2030)
Zeke Cohen is a 2012 grad of the JHSPH MPP program and a city councilman for Baltimore's First District. Join a conversation with him, moderated by Keshia Pollack, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management and Director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy, on academics, activism, and Baltimore City.

Waste Workshop
School of Medicine
2-3 PM, SoM, Darner Site Visit Room (Ross G007)
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters. RSVP appreciated.

Bling Your Own Water Bottle
Digital Media Center and Take Back the Tap (TBtT)
4-7 PM, Homewood, Digital Media Center, Mattin 226
Design and cut shapes and patterns in colored vinyl decals for your water bottle, laptop or other smooth objects using Adobe Illustrator and our vinyl cutter!

How Sustainability Shapes a Healthier Baltimore
Sustainable Hopkins Infrastructure Program (SHIP)
6-7 PM, Homewood, Charles Commons East Room and Salon B
Ava Richardson from Baltimore Health Department will address "How Sustainability Shapes a Healthier Baltimore". The speech will last from 6 to 6:30pm; SHIP members will present posters showcasing our projects from 6:30-7:00.

 

Thursday April 20

Waste Workshop
Homewood Recycling
12-12:45 PM, Homewood, Hodson 315
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters. RSVP appreciated.

Congressional Representative Phone-A-Thon
Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
2-5 PM, Homewood, Brody Learning Commons B-Level
Join Students for Environmental Action in Brody to call your congressional representatives and tell them how important it is to fight for action to combat climate change and environmental degradation at the national level. Never called your reps before? SEA will help you prepare, and you'll be an expert in no time.

Green Blue Jay Awards Ceremony
Office of Sustainability
3:30-5 PM, School of Nursing, Carpenter Room
Fifth annual awards ceremony recognizing sustainability champions who have gone above and beyond to make Hopkins more Eco-Smart. Join us to celebrate, hear from a guest speaker, and enjoy light refreshments. Please RSVP

Cowspiracy Documentary Screening
Compassion, Awareness, and Responsible Eating (CARE) for Farm Animals
5-7 PM, Homewood, Mason Auditorium
"At a time when whole regions are in drought, our oceans are dying, and severe weather is becoming the norm, Cowspiracy seeks to find the real reasons why and what we can do about it. Through intense conversations with the nation's leading environmental advocacy groups, this film explores the blind spots that are leading us down a road we won't be able to drive our electric car out of." Come out for an eye-opening experience and delicious, FREE vegan food!

Waste Workshop
Homewood Residential Life
6-6:30 PM, Homewood, Charles Commons Lobby
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters.

Outdoor Film Series: How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change 
Johns Hopkins Outdoors Club (JHOC) and Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
7-9 PM, Homewood, Freshman Quad. Rain location: Remson 101
This is the third and final film in a series centered around the multicultural facets of climate change and its repercussions presented by JHOC and OMA. How to Let Go of the World details a journey around the world to answer the question: What are the things that climate can't change?

 

Friday April 21

E-Waste Recycling
JHSPH Information Technology
10 AM-3 PM, School of Public Health, Gallery (Wall of Wonder)
IT will recycle both personal and university electronic waste - anything with a plug or battery. Accepted items include computer hardware, accessories, toner cartridges, cell phones, TVs, small appliances, and other office equipment. Computer hard drives will be removed and shredded.

E-Waste and Styrofoam Recycling
Leadership Initiative for the Environment, School of Medicine Facilities
12 PM-5 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 recyclable, 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. Note the times differ from previous years! Old lab equipment must be cleared by Health & Safety. You are responsible for removing personal data from old computers. This drive is for Hopkins waste; no personal items accepted (household recyclables may be taken to drop-off centers year round!).

Waste Workshop
Homewood Recycling
12-12:45 PM, Homewood, Hodson 311
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters. RSVP appreciated.

DIY Terrarium Workshop
The Hopkins Organization for Programming (The HOP)
2 PM-4 PM, Homewood, Levering Courtyard
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 Happy Hour
Leadership Initiative For the Environment (LIFE)
5 PM, School of Medicine, Ross Courtyard (Monument at Rutland). Rain location: Turner Concourse
Annual happy hour event and vendor fair on the East Baltimore campus featuring food, beer, music, and representatives from various campus and city organizations. Join in the fun, learn about sustainability, and meet some great people! Locally sourced food and drinks are provided - BYO Cup to reduce waste! Participants may also enter a raffle to win some the great prizes donated by the different organizations.

Fair Trade Coffeehouse + Open Mic
Hopkins Fair Trade and WJHU
8-10 PM, Homewood, Bamboo Cafe
Hopkins Fair Trade and WJHU are hosting an open mic and coffeehouse (fair trade coffee, tea, and food provided) in celebration of Earth Week! 5-10 mins for each performance. Sign up and we'll give you a slot!

 

Monday April 24

Earth Day at APL
Conservation, Reuse, and Recycling Committee
8-11 AM, Applied Physics Lab, MP6, Montpelier Road
Recycle paper, electronics, bicycles, glasses. Learn about composting and area CSAs. The Office of Sustainability will be present to train guests how to sort their waste between recycling and trash.

 

Wednesday April 26

Waste Workshop
Development and Alumni Relations
12-12:45 PM, Homewood, San Martin Center Conference Room 200A
Become an expert on campus waste: where to toss it, where it goes, and why it matters.