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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.
Pop-up Share Shop
Thursday, April 4 from 4-6:30 pm
Heading to lunch or dinner? Pop by Seymour gallery and pick up or drop off some gently used clothing! Win a mystery prize by posting the best #ShareShopOutfit to the Share Shop Facebook page. By reusing clothing, students can develop recycling skills and give back to their community. Some portion of donated items will be donated to local charities.
Tina Hope Workshop
Thursday, April 4 at 8 pm
Join Tea Club who will welcome Tina Hope, Herbalist Extraordinaire, will be doing a demonstration of various herbal teas and their medicinal uses. Samples will be available!
Growing Herbs with FRN
Friday, April 5 from 4:30-5:30 pm
Interested in growing a herbal plant of your very own? Food Recovery Network will be hosting a herb growing event where you can plant some herbs for yourself!
Food Forest Planting Day
Saturday, April 6 from 10 am - 2pm
Knox Farm, behind HRC
The Knox Farm is soon to be converted into a permaculture Food Forest, and we have our first batch of trees ready to be planted! Come assist with the planting or observe this historic moment, as we create an orchard that will benefit many Knoxians to come!
Tuesday, April 9, 4:30-6:00 pm
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
Need something fixed? Members of the Knox community with skills in sewing and tinkering will be available in Taylor Lounge to help repair broken objects so we can reuse more and waste less! Bring your torn clothes, flat tires, and other broken objects to see if they can be fixed or drop by to learn a new skill.
Friday, April 12 at 4:30 pm
Plant your very own miniature ecosystem that you can keep in your dorm room! Nature Club will be providing plants and potting supplies and supplying information about proper terrarium care in this workshop.
Visit to the Recycling Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
Departing from Seymour Loading Dock
Ever wanted to throw yourself in the trash -- or the recycling, for that matter? Join us in following our blue bins to Eagle Enterprises Recycling, our local recycling provider, to see how our recycling gets processed!
Sustainable Sushi Making
Wednesday, April 17 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union
Chef Joe Peterson will be demonstrating how to make sea-friendly sushi using Ahimi®️, a completely vegan substitute for raw ahi tuna. Come learn more about sustainable seafood substitutes and sample Ahimi®️ for yourself!
Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 20 from 11 am - 4 pm
Gizmo Patio (rain location, Lincoln Room)
Our annual celebration of sustainability and earth stewardship is going to be bigger and better than ever this year! There will be music, crafts, information about local sustainability organizations, and most importantly -- SNOW CONES! This event is free and open to the public.
Earth Month Speaker:
Student Activism -- Juliana v. the US
Monday, April 22 at 7 pm
Alumni Room, Old Main
Kiran Oomen is a college student from Eugene, Oregon who is part of the group of youth suing the government as part of the Juliana v. the US case. The goal of the case is to pressure the government into protecting the resources of future generations and reducing its actions that contribute to climate change. Kiran will be talking about his activism and about being involved in this groundbreaking case.
Green Oaks Trip
Saturday, April 27 from 1 - 4:45 pm
Departing from Seymour Union Loading Dock
Come relax in nature at Knox’s own biological field station! Hiking, picnicking, and canoeing will all be available. Reserve your spot at tabling the week before!
Tuesday, April 30 from 7 pm
At our last event of Earth Month, come and bring a few friends to show off your knowledge of sustainability! Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to compete!
high tunnels on campus
where students grow vegetables for the Knox community.