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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 2018:

Terrarium Making Workshop
Monday, April 2 at 4:00 PM
Post Hall Lobby
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. Presented by Students for Sustainability

Granola with Food Recovery Network
Saturday, April 7 from 1:00-3:00 PM
Wilson House
Make your own granola and/or trail mix with Food Recovery Network. Nuts will be on site, specifically almonds. In addition there will be chocolate chips, oats, dried fruits, and other assorted sweet and salty things to mix into your creation. Bring your own container (salsa jar, sour cream container, that size) and get free lemonade. Don't have a container? No problem, we'll have extras for you to use! Pre-made mixes will also be available, but those are limited.

Nature Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, April 7 at 3:00 PM

Starting and ending in Taylor Lounge
Students for Sustainability is calling all competitive students to step up and let us know: who knows the most about Knox's campus? Explore the natural features of the grounds and stand the chance to win cool prizes! See tables in Seymour Gallery in the preceding week for details. Presented by Students for Sustainability.

Repair Fair
Tuesday, April 10, 4:30-6:00 pm
Taylor Lounge
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 and broken objects to see if they can be fixed or drop by to learn a new skill.

Green Oaks Trip
Sunday, April 15 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Rain date: April 29, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Get off campus for a day and out into nature! Students for Sustainability will be taking students out to spend an afternoon in nature at Green Oaks on Sunday, April 15. Canoe, kayak, hike, explore, and relax at Knox's very own biological field station. See tables in Seymour Gallery during the preceding week to sign up. (In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved to April 29th.) Presented by Students for Sustainability.

Tea Making 
Wednesday, April 18 at 8:00 PM
Post Lobby
Make your own tea with Tea Club. An Earth Day Event presented jointly by Students for Sustainability and Tea Club

Earth Day 5k Fun Run & Walk
Saturday, April 21 at 9:00 AM (registraion opens at 8:30 AM)
Knox's Turner Track at Trevor Field  
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. Proceeds will support the local organization, Trees 4 Galesburg. 

Online registration is open through Monday, April 16, 2018.

Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 21 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gizmo Patio
Join us on Knox's campus at the Gizmo patio for Earth-inspired activities for kids and adults. There will be music, lawn games, and science, plus popcorn and snowcones -- fun for everyone! This event is free and open to the public.

Lake Storey Bike Ride and Birding
Saturday, April 21 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM

To finish off our Earth Day festivities, we will be leading a bike ride out to Lake Storey for some relaxation and bird-watching. Get to know more about the natural community that surrounds you here in Galesburg. This event is open to any member of the public who wants to join in. See tables in Seymour Gallery the preceding week for more information. Presented by Students for Sustainability.

Making Herbal Remedies: Workshop with Tina Hope
Thursday, April 26, 4:00-5:30 pm
Wilson House
Join Tina Hope, community herbalist and owner of Tina's Botanicals, in learning how to make a variety of nourishing herbal remedies, including herbal tea blends, infused vinegars, infused oils, herbal pills, and more! The workshop will include demos, samples, recipes, and an opportunity to blend your own combination of herb infused oils for a medicinal herbal lip balm or healing salve. Materials will be provided, but please sign up if you plan to attend as space is limited!

Share Shop Fashion Show
Friday, April 27 at 7:00 PM
Taylor Lounge
Watch or model the best of the Share Shop's offerings. If you want to model, arrive early to choose an outfit from the Share Shop's spring collection. The Fashion Show begins at 7pm. Models will display their fashions on the runway for the audience to see. The winners will even receive small prizes!

Herb Planting Workshop
Monday, April 30, 4:00-6:00 pm
Wilson House
End Earth Month with some gardening! Join us in Wilson House to make small herb pots that you can grow in your dorm. This is a great way for you to start plants for your garden or just grow a little something to spice up dorm living! Seeds, soil, containers and all other materials will be provided. Presented by Students for Sustainability

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