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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 we are offering a mix of virtual, in-person, and hybrid events. All times listed are Central. Please check Knox's Event Calendar for additional details and links to virtual events. Check back, as more events may be added! 

Earth Month, April 2021:

Herb Planting (in-person)
April 1, 2021 from 5:00-6:00 pm

Food Recovery Network will be leading an herb-planting workshop as part of Earth Month to encourage people to plant and grow their own food. Herbs can then be used to spice up bland food that might otherwise be thrown away.

Upcycled Cross Making (in-person)
April 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm

For Earth Month, Knox Catholic Club, as part of our weekly meeting, will be making crosses for ourselves out of old magazines to promote being good stewards of the Earth while having a usual discussion or watching something.

Cooking with Isaac! (virtual)
April 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm 

Cook along with Chef Isaac as he explores the world of sustainable food! Part of a month-long series, Isaac will alternate yummy, plant-based recipes that may include recovered food, repurposed leftovers, and more! Join via Instagram live (@knox_s4s)!

Alumni in Sustainability (virtual)
April 2, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Learn about pursuing a career in the environmental field from notable alumni Cassidy Jones '16 (Deputy Director at Our Climate), Casey Gatz '05 (Resources and Planning Staff Officer at U.S. Forest Service), and Alissa Burger '09 (Program Manager at Electrification Coalition).

Pop-up Share Shop (in-person)
April 3, 2021 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm

The Share Shop comes to you! Come get some cute clothes and drop off any donations you may have or stop by to learn more about about the Share Shop. 

Looks to D.I.Y. For Info Session (virtual)
April 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm

This is an informational session for the Looks To D.I.Y For event! Come learn about available materials, judging criteria, and prepare to slay!

Upcycled Cross Making (in-person)
April 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm

For Earth Month, Knox Catholic Club, as part of our weekly meeting, will be making crosses for ourselves out of old magazines to promote being good stewards of the Earth while having a usual discussion or watching something.

Cooking with Isaac! (virtual)
April 8, 2021  at 7:00 pm 

Cook along with Chef Isaac as he explores the world of sustainable food! Part of a month-long series, Isaac will alternate yummy, plant-based recipes that may include recovered food, repurposed leftovers, and more! Join via Instagram live (@knox_s4s)!

Reuse, Recycle, Crochet (in-person event)
April 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Come to a String Arts Squad meeting and learn how to make reusable makeup rounds, crocheted scrunchies, coasters, and plarn bags!

Upcycled Journaling (in-person)
April 10, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Upcycled materials will be used to design gratitude and habit journals, perfect for the busy college student with no time to think of anything beyond classes.

Tina Hope Herbalism Workshop (in-person)
April 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Whether you've got a sore throat, achy muscles, or an anxious mind: there's an herb for that! Join tea club in a masterclass with owner of Tina's Botanicals, an local herbalism company that makes all sorts of soothing and delicious herbal tea remedies. Take-home samples will be provided!

Upcycled Cross Making (in-person)
April 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

For Earth Month, Knox Catholic Club, as part of our weekly meeting, will be making crosses for ourselves out of old magazines to promote being good stewards of the Earth while having a usual discussion or watching something.

Cooking with Isaac! (virtual)
April 15, 2021  at 7:00 pm 

Cook along with Chef Isaac as he explores the world of sustainable food! Part of a month-long series, Isaac will alternate yummy, plant-based recipes that may include recovered food, repurposed leftovers, and more! Join via Instagram live (@knox_s4s)!

Looks to D.I.Y. For Show (in-person)
April 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm

This event is coordinated by QTPOCC: Show off your upcycled looks/outfits made with fabrics and materials provided by the Share Shop and Students for Sustainability. Participants will have 2 weeks time to prepare two different looks for a fashion runway event where a judge panel will score (on a scale of 1-10) each participant's look for each category. There will be a QnA Zoom scheduled for participants prior to the runway event (April 3) for expectations and materials distribution. The two categories are as follows, "From Paper to Pride" - A recycled paper, cardboard, newspaper, etc. based look celebrating Pride! and "Chic Green!" - An upcycled green/nature fabric based look celebrating the environment!

One Up Action Panel (virtual)
April 18, 2021 at 4:30 pm

One Up Action International is an intersectional youth-led organization working to provide resources to youth climate justice activists across the world. Founder and Executive Director Kevin J. Patel and Creative Director Camille Lowery will be discussing their inspirations, journeys, and missions.

Revolutionizing Farming Panel (virtual)
April 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Join us as we hear the stories and insights from Alicia Nesbary-Moore (Herban Produce, Chicago), Nyema Clark (Nurturing Roots, Seattle), Sylvia Burgos Toftness (Clear Lake, WI), and our hometown hero Dusty Spurgeon (Spurgeon Veggies, Galesburg) as they discuss their work to revolutionize our food system!

Upcycled Cross Making (in-person)
April 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm

For Earth Month, Knox Catholic Club, as part of our weekly meeting, will be making crosses for ourselves out of old magazines to promote being good stewards of the Earth while having a usual discussion or watching something.

Earth Month Keynote Speaker: Kim Wasserman (virtual)
April 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Kim Wasserman is Executive Director of Little Village Environmental Justice Organization. As a citizen activist and organization leader, she has led the fight in Little Village for livable, accessible, and just communities. Join us as we hear from Kim about her personal journey to becoming one of the keystone members of the Environmental Justice movement.

Repair Fair (in-person)
April 23, 2021 from 3:30 - 6:00 pm

Do you have holes in your clothes? Have you been meaning to learn how to fix things? Come to the Repair Fair and have students from the Theatre Department's Costume Studio and String Arts Squad fix your items that you bring or teach you a few visible and invisible mending tricks you can do yourself!

Earth Day Festival (in-person)
April 24, 2021 from noon-4:00 pm

Our annual celebration of sustainability and earth stewardship is going to be bigger and better than ever this year! Join us for crafts, games, and live performances throughout the afternoon.

Knox Farm Tour and Work Party (in-person)
April 25, 2021 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Come check out the farm! We will give a brief tour, then get our hands dirty and plant some perennials for our Food Forest project!

Film Night (hybrid)
April 26, 2021 from 8:00 - 10:00 pm

Come get inspired by watching the unbelievable journey of a young nordic girl's cry for climate change. From striking for the climate to the pulpit of the United Nations, her meteoric rise to being worldwide renowned is sure to inspire action.

Upcycled Cross Making (in-person)
April 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm

For Earth Month, Knox Catholic Club, as part of our weekly meeting, will be making crosses for ourselves out of old magazines to promote being good stewards of the Earth while having a usual discussion or watching something.

Earth Month Trivia Night (hybrid)
April 30, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Who doesn't love trivia?? Better yet, who doesn't love winning prizes? Come by the Earth Month Triva Night for a night of fun, Jeopardy-style games! Hosted by the incomparable Isaac Hughes, whether attending from campus or elsewhere, you're sure to have a good time.

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