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Earth Month at Knox College


Deborah Steinberg

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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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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.

Events for Earth Month, April 2017:

Terrarium Making Workshop
Monday, April 3 at 4:30 PM

Learn how to make your very own terrarium! Jars, plants, rocks, moss and all other materials will be provided. It's a great chance to start off the term right and add some greenery to your apartment or residence hall. This event is open to all members of campus. With weather permitting, this event will happen on the lawn of Wilson House.

Non-Traditional Recycling Drive
Thursday, April 6 from noon - 7:00 PM

Stop by Seymour Gallery on April 6 to drop of the following non-traditional items that Knox can recycle and learn how to recycle these items year round. Bring your Brita Filters, personal care items, ink cartridges, pens, 3 ring binders, and more!

Herb Planting Workshop
Monday, April 10 at 4:30 PM

Join Students for Sustainability in this interactive planting workshop where pots, soil, and seeds will be provided to plant herbs. Some herbs include basil, lavender, rosemary, chives, chamomile, peppermint and more.

Free screening of "Before the Flood"
Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 PM

This film follows Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

Share Shop Fashion Show
Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 PM

Watch or model the best of the Share Shop's offerings. If you want to model, arrive at 6:30 to choose an outfit from the Share Shop's spring collection. The Fashion Show begins at 7pm. Models will display their fashions on stage before a panel of judges. Judges will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Prizes will go to the winners.

DIY Bee Product Workshop
Friday, April 14 at 5:00 PM

Join Bee Club to make your very own product made of beeswax!

Research Presentations on Environmental Issues by Knox Professors
Monday, April 17 at 4:30 PM

EquiKnox Speaker: Chad Pregracke
Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 PM

Founder of Living Lands & Waters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cleaning up and preserving our nation's rivers. Talk and Q&A will be in the Alumni Room of Old Main. This event is free and open to the public.

Repair Fair
Thursday, April 20 at 4:30 PM

We've gathered volunteers to show off their repair skills! From patching pants to re-wiring a lamp, drop by with a small household items that needs fixing or drop in and watch to learn a thing or two. Learn how to fix our everyday items to keep them out of the landfill.

Candle Making
Friday, April 21 at 4:00 PM

Join Pagan Club to make you very own candles using essential oils and herbs.

Earth Day 5k Fun Run & Walk
Saturday, April 22 at 9:00 AM

Join us in celebrating Earth Day by encouraging healthy living and an expanded tree canopy in Galesburg! This non-competitive fun run starts and ends at Turner Track on the Knox College campus with a route through downtown Galesburg.

Online registration is open through Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 22 from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Join us on Knox's campus at the Gizmo patio for tables of activities for kids and adults plus popcorn and snowcones. The judging for the first annual Solar Oven Competition will be at 3pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Kombucha Workshop
Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 PM

Learn everything there is to know about homemade Kombucha as well as how to brew your own at home!

Tina's Botanicals Workshop
Thursday, April 27 at 4:30 PM

In this workshop, we will learn how to use plants for treating cuts, bruises, burns, stings, and other external ailments. Together, we will learn the art of making herb-infused medicinal oils, liniments, and salves. Everyone will get to make and take home their own tin of healing salve. Pre-registration is required.

Recovered Food Dinner with Food Recovery Network
Friday, April 28 at 10:00 PM

Green Oaks Camping Trip
Saturday, April 29 at 1:00 PM

We will leave on Saturday at 1 from campus to get to Green Oaks. At 2pm there will be a nature walk with Professor Stuart Allison to learn about the native species of the area. If you plan on using canoes or kayaks you will have to fill out waivers ahead of time. There is a $5 fee which will cover food, gas, and camping equipment. If you volunteer to drive a group in your personal vehicle your fee will be waved! Pre-registration is required.

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