Earth Week 2014
|Sunday, April 20|
|1:00 p.m.||Galesburg Beautification Day
Make your city beautiful! We will divide into small groups and pick up trash and recyclables in downtown Galesburg and the areas surrounding campus. Those in cars, on bikes, or on foot are welcome to venture as far and wide as they please. So bring a group of your friends or family and give back to your city!
|Meet on Gizmo Patio|
|Monday, April 21|
|Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
||Less Meat Monday
Did you know that eating less meat significantly reduces your environmental impact? It saves on water usage, reduces the need for agricultural chemical applications, and decreases carbon emissions. For one day, meat will not be served in the Hard Knox Cafe or Oak Room to encourage us to think of the impacts we make in our food choices.
|Hard Knox Cafe, Oak Room|
|Breakfast, lunch, and dinner||Less Meat Monday Haiku Competition
Submit a haiku about the environment, food choices, your favorite tree, social and economic equity, whatever you please! A prize will be given to the person with the best haiku!
|Tuesday, April 22|
|4:15 p.m.||Craft Day
Make picture frames from broken CDs, bracelets out of paper beads or old t-shirts, and snow globes out of mason jars! Feel free to bring your own materials! This event will also be excellent for children!
|Taylor Student Lounge
|6:15 p.m.||Hanging Bird Feeders
Meet up with Bird Club and hang up some bird feeders around campus!
|7:00 p.m.||EquiKnox Speaker Kelsey Timmerman: "Where am I Eating?: A Journey through the Global Food System"
Author of Where Am I Eating and Where Am I Wearing, Timmerman will share his experiences from talking to local people around the world and speak about acting locally as a conscious consumer in our increasingly globalized economy. Do you know where your food and clothes come from?
|Kresge Recital Hall|
|Wednesday, April 23|
|6:30 p.m.||Green Career Panel
Come learn about green careers from Chuck Young (coordinator of IGEN Biofuels Manufacturing Technology at CSC), Kristy Howell (director of sustainability at the Sustainable Business Center), and Froggi VanRiper who will speak about bringing sustainability to any job.
|Taylor Student Lounge|
|Thursday, April 24|
|7:00 p.m.||Drop in with Louise Harrison
Sister to Beatles' George Harrison, Louise Harrison will take questions and share her experiences on creating her own environmental organization (DROP--Determine to Restore Our Planet) and on her activism in issues such as insecticides and other environmentally unfriendly chemicals.
|Alumni Room, Old Main|
|Friday, April 25|
|4:00 p.m.||Five Minute Skill Share
Come learn about the skills and passions of your friends, colleagues, staff members, and professors as they show what they can do and what they know in no more than five minutes! Sponsored by KARES.
|5:30 p.m.||Sustainable Meat Cookout
Come get a burger and support local sustainably-raised meat. RSVP at the KARES table between 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Seymour Gallery or to Dani Hill at email@example.com. If you don't get a chance to RSVP, stop by at 6:15 p.m. when burgers will be served to anyone on a first-come, first-serve basis.
|Saturday, April 26: Earth Day Festival|
|11:30 a.m.||High Tunnel Ribbon Cutting
Check out the grand opening of Knox's first high tunnel, hear a few words from student senators, and see President Amott plant a ceremonial tomato plant. Students and staff who come prepared to get dirty can remain after the ceremony to plant more tomatoes!
|Knox Farm, next to the Human Rights Center|
|12:00-3:00 p.m.||Farmers and Community: Earth Day Festival
Local farmers will sell some of the first produce of the year along with popcorn, flowers, birdhouses, plants, and much much more! Organizations from around Galesburg and Knox clubs will also set up booths to offer information and opportunities to get involved in your community. Bring the whole family, and participate in games and activities for children of all ages!
|On the lawn by the Gizmo Patio|
|12:00-3:00 p.m.||Gizmo Patio Activities
Bring your friends and try some snow cones, popcorn, henna, homemade bubbles, hula hooping, and plant potting while some of your favorite Knox musicians play on the patio.
|Earth Week 2014 Sponsors||Campus Partners||Community Partners|