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Deborah Steinberg

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Celebrate Earth Month at Knox College

Each year Knox celebrates Earth Day (April 22) with a month of activities, lectures, workshops, and more - all leading up to the annual Earth Day Festival. Led by Students for Sustainability, with the collaboration of other student organizations, the Office of Sustainability, and the President's Council on Sustainability, it is a month of learning about being better stewards for the Earth.

This year, due to the ongoing stay-at-home order from the State of Illinois, and Knox's decision to teach spring term remotely, we have shifted to virtual ways to observe the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. 

Earth Month, April 2020:

Earth Day Live! 
April 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm Central

Log onto the Earth Day Live Google Meet to see students, facutly, and staff sharing something that represents Earth Day to them. From reading a book to a tour of a garden, you don't know what you may get!  

Earth Day Speaker - Rafael Pease
April 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm Central
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Celebrate Earth Month by tuning in to listen to Rafael Pease, an environmental activist from Chile. He is currently a college student, film maker, and mountaineer. Rafael Pease is the owner and founder of Connections Movement, a production collective that strives to portray the connections between humans and the environment across many cultures and lifestyles. 

Earth Day Recipe Book
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Sustainability Council gathered a few low-impact or pantry-busting recipes to share with the Knox Community! 

Earth Month at Home
Throughout the month of April - video released in early May

Send us your photos and short videos (10-30 seconds) of how you are observing Earth Month. Let's try to get 50 submissions in honor of the 50th anniversary! 

From gardening and enjoying the outdoors safetly to mending your clothes or turning off lights - share your daily practices or special efforts to be better stewards of the Earth this month. Email submissions to and we will complile them into a video. 

Earth Month Media Club
Throughout the month of April

Media Club is not just books, but also short videos and podcasts! Join us to read, watch, and/or listen to a currated list of media that helps us observe Earth Day. Post to our Media Club online forum with insights, questions, and comments. Contact to join the conversation! 

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